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.
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.