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.
Dementia is a sleeping giant for aged Australians. In this program we focus on a specific group of elderly people - survivors of the Holocaust living in Australia.
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.
Walking Wounded is a moving story about ageing WWII veterans who fought as very young men, only to spend the rest of their lives suffering the consequent trauma in silence.
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.
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.