A sprained ankle or twisted knee causes pain which tells the body there's an injury and it's time to take action. Treatment follows, the injury heals and after a while the pain goes away.
After being diagnosed with a devastating neurological disease called Generalised Dystonia, Luke Wilmot became confined to a wheelchair for most of his teenage years.
Do you ever worry one day you'll lose your marbles? It’s the cost of us all living longer. In our 60’s, we’ve a one in 100 chance of dementia. By our eighties, it’s one in three.
Winner - Australian Museum Eureka Awards 2004 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Science Journalism was awarded to[Genius of Junk] on August 12.
Kids with Aspergers or other high functioning forms of autism are classic Little Professors - they know a lot and are great on detail - but when it comes to reading other people's feelings, well, t
Alzheimer's Disease is the main cause of Dementia and cripples around 200,000 Australians and its only set to get worse due to our ageing population.
Catalyst reassesses the conventional wisdom about prostate cancer and treatment with this special episode.
PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING
Stem Cells in the Brain
The discovery of stem cells in the brain marks a potential breakthrough in understanding the process of ageing.
Stem Cells Repair
We meet an extraordinary young man who's highly gifted mathematically but really struggles with his people skills.
Whether we’re stretching our legs on a long walk or simply sitting down on a park bench, our muscles are involved in everything we do.
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?
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.
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.
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
A member of a ‘raskol’ gang talks about rape as a ritual part of crime. A career truck driver on the highland’s highway picks up a teenage prostitute – just part of his routine.
Every year about 75,000 Australians hear the dreaded diagnosis: they have cancer. The good news is that these days most people beat the disease.
"When you're anorexic you think you're pretty cool 'cos you think you've got lots of self-control and willpower. And everyone else is weak. you think you're a cut above.
Almost half of the 3 million Australians who suffer the pain of arthritis actually have osteoarthritis.