It's official. Australia is the second most obese nation on earth. 67% of men are overweight, and middle-aged men are most at risk. Why are our men not taking care of themselves?
Imagine you've been retrenched...money’s tight, your home life collapses, your self-esteem plummets and you suddenly find yourself living on the street. Can't see yourself there?
Sports journalist and broadcaster Craig Hamilton was about to catch a train from his hometown Newcastle for the assignment of a lifetime, covering the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
For eight years Dr Lachlan de Crespigny, a leading obstetrician, has been at the centre of a bitter battle over the rights and wrongs of a life and death decision he and a team of doctors made at a
Compass asks: What is peace of mind in today's anxious world?
In this three-part series, prominent Australians present their view and ideas on 'a good life'.
Everyone wants to be happy. So why is there is such little understanding of what causes us to be happy?
On 7 November 2006 a private member's Bill on embryonic stem cell research was passed in the Australian Senate.
How do you go on living when you are told you are going to die? How does a life threatening illness change you? What happens to your beliefs - relationships - and sense of self?
When William and Caroline Verity's 3 year old daughter is killed in a freak accident they are paralysed with grief.
Health Minister Tony Abbott sparked the abortion debate in 2005 when he called Australia’s rate of abortion 'a national tragedy.' A study found that the overwhelming majority of Australians believe
A medical bungle blinded Ron McCallum hours after his birth. Was this tragedy the making of him?
While Insight Meditation (Vipassana) is one of Theravada Buddhism's most important traditional spiritual techniques, it is a non-sectarian technique which can help people of any or no religion.
The moving story of a 21-year old autistic boy and his devoted parents.
This moving Compass story focused on ways of dealing with infant death, either still births or babies who only live for a few hours or days.
Catrina Lawrence is 16, struggling but forthright and full of dreams and hopes. She wants to become an actor, an artist, even an evangelist.
Compass meets the hidden generation of young carers, kids like Hayley Wilson. She has been looking after her parents since she was eight and is now 16.
Heroin and alcohol - two drugs with very different reputations. One is feared and one is glamourised.
The NSW town of Dubbo has been the centre of an amazing international research project which is providing important information about how we age.
More children with behavioural problems are being diagnosed with medical disorders. The latest 'epidemic' is autism where there has been a 200% increase in diagnoses over the past 10 years.