The old mantra – all girls have XX chromosomes and all boys have XY – is no longer reliable. The proof lives in as many as 40,000 Australians whose chromosomes don’t match the standard.
Is it parents who cave in to "pester power" by allowing their kids too much junk food – and not making them run and jump?
It's a telling statistic that seven out of ten Australians die what might be called an "expected death". In many cases doctors can tell patients roughly how long they have to live.
Typical of many regional centres around Australia, Mackay in Queensland is a place that appears to have it all - tourism, lucrative mines and lush farmlands.
The harrowing story of the therapist whose work led some patients to believe they'd committed or been the victim of shocking sexual crimes.
Every day, worldwide, laboratories routinely analyse human genes to pinpoint a whole range of suspected diseases. Life-saving treatment can depend on fast, accurate diagnoses.
Twins Anne and Helen were 20 years old when they learned they had been conceived from an anonymous man’s sperm. They spent the next 20 trying to crack the mystery of his identity.
Geoffrey Robertson QC, Human Rights lawyer and author, well known for his television 'Hypothetical' series, leads a forum about the issues associated with recruiting and working with people with di
At great cost to his deteriorating health, Bernie Banton has been the face of the James Hardie compensation case.
Sometimes a life is so shattered you just have to tread gently through the wreckage to find the human being at the centre of it.
Andrew Denton first met Annie Robinson during the 'Show and Tell' segment on Enough Rope two years ago. That's when he found out about the term 'metastatic cancer': cancer gone wild.
Much like the brain surgery he does every day, Dr Charlie Teo is a challenging, highly complicated individual. The self described maverick, many patients see him as a miracle worker.
We all know a homeless person when we see one, right, they're that wino passed out in the doorway, or the person with their head down, sitting on the street corner begging for money.
One in four relationships in Australia will be scarred by domestic violence. It's a subject tinged with shame and too often kept out of sight.
In 1993, Andrew Denton proved that it's healthy, not sick, to poke fun at cancer.
Matt Laffan was born with a debilitating condition and little expectation that he would survive.
A world leader in the field of neuroscience, she's devoted her life to studying the 1.5kg of tissue that makes each one of us who we are.
Few of us could truly imagine what it's like to be without a limb, to go through life minus something everyone else has taken for granted.
The interview you're about to see is the equivalent of a guerilla raid on a heavily fortified position. The subject, Jeff Kennett, doesn't want to be interviewed.
This is a documentary about the Merry Makers, a dance group for physically and mentally disabled people in suburban Sydney.