PIECES OF ME puts a human face to the accelerating scientific advancements in genetic identification.
This four part series examines four emotions in detail, from their evolutionary origin, to how the emotion is regulated by the body's own drug factory.
On average, men die almost seven years earlier than women and have higher rates of heart disease, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease - in fact, almost every life threatening condition.
In the early 1980s, a young Sydney man gave blood.
How much do we really know about food safety and do we actually put it into practice?
Like many Australians, the average oyster likes living by the sea and having a good drink. Every hour it sucks in an average of ten litres of water, as it sieves for it's food.
The heart pumps 10,000 litres of blood through it everyday. But imagine your heart stopping for hours at a time. Each year this happens to over 18,000 Australians during open heart surgery.
In September 1994, a Queensland horse trainer and most of his stable of race horses fell to a sudden and mysterious illness.
In a millisecond, on July 16, 1945, the evolution of the human species took a remarkable turn.
Part 1: A Deadly Dose
No matter what the advances in modern medicine are, there are still too many times when a patient's sickness is cured but the patient doesn't feel better.
Nurses and doctors recall the Spanish influenza epidemic which swept Australia in 1919. At least twenty million people died of the flu around the world, including twelve thousand Australians.
In November 1982, a young man walked into St Vincent's hospital, Sydney, complaining of simple symptoms - fever, fatigue, sweats. Not much was known about the virus he was carrying.
Whatever happened to the real Rain Man, the quiet genius Kim Peek, whose extraordinary life story inspired the character played by Dustin Hoffman?
More than one in a 100 Australians will be affected by schizophrenia at some time in their lives.
Reporter Kerry O'Brien introduces fresh claims on tobacco industry practices in the '90s in its attempts to limit future liability over the health effects of smoking.
With so many therapies out there, it can be hard to identify which treatments are right for what conditions.
Judy and panellists Dr Arjun von Caemmerer, osteopath Chando Steiner and registered nurse Maggi Koerbin from the Arthritis Foundation discuss two very different approaches to managing arthritis and
In Australia, one quarter of all children have now been diagnosed as asthmatic, a statistic which puts us in the top three in the world for incidence of the disease.
When it comes to life skills the one we are least trained for is probably parent hood. And when it comes to children’s behavioural problems the parenting role is often stretched to the limit.
Chronic Fatigue - thousands of Aussies say that they have it – but does it really exist or is it all in the head?