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.
Chronic pain costs Australia $15 billion a year but far from fixing the problem too much medical treatment actually makes it worse.
George Negus with four special segments looking at the challenges of change. People flipping out, freaking out, shifting gear and forging major changes in their lives.
Over 40% of us are on a diet at any time...and we're constantly being told how awful being overweight is.
An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of Australia's greatest painters.
This series for secondary school students explores the technology and science behind our food supply.
Almost 1,000 men and women travelled from around Australia to hear Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull apologise for the abuse, neglect and suffering they endured in fo
In this program, Chris Masters investigates the crisis being faced by the intellectually disabled and their carers.
Through trauma and sickness alcohol kills more than 3000 Australians and hospitalises 70,000 annually.
Cartoonist Bill Leak has had depression all of his life. He is not alone. One in five Australians will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives.
With the fierce debate over the prescription of amphetamine-like medication to children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, many parents are looking for drug-free alternatives.
We visit the Northern Territory which has the largest network of "barefoot doctors" to see why they are proving to be so successful, and why attempts to impose Western health standards on Aborigine
One in five Australian women – perhaps your workmate, or your neighbour or your friend – knows the humiliation and terror of domestic violence.
About 2,000 Australians deliberately kill themselves each year, a tally that exceeds the huge but humdrum toll of road deaths. On average, one young person dies by suicide every day.
A chart of the last weeks in the life of Esther Wild and the dilemma faced by her doctor, Philip Nitschke, who had been treating her for cancer.
With more and more Australians living longer the task of finding quality care for people who can't look after themselves is getter tougher.
Imagine being about to give birth, cocooned in a speeding car on a night-time dash to a hospital that’s still hours away, every bump, every brake to dodge a kangaroo sharpening the pain and discomf
Lorna, Richard and Muriel lead lives that are rich and full – but they intend to deliberately end their lives when they think the time is right.
How do you know if you can trust your doctor? It's been the ultimate insider's secret, the doctor you would never let near your own family or friends.