Australians are living longer than ever and it seems they're making the most of it. There has been an explosion in the number of older Australians using online dating sites, with many having easier access to virility and hormonal drugs if they need some extra help. But there are downsides.
Is it always right to be resuscitated? Do the benefits outweigh the risks and can you decide your own fate? This week on Insight, we look at how people can re-claim this power, when it's wise to use CPR and when you're better off without it.
What does it take to make amends? Can we make up for serious wrongs we've made? At some point in our lives, we have all struggled with the wrongs that we've inflicted on others. And being unable to atone for the hurt we've caused is not without its psychological or emotional costs. Some mistakes can be life changing, others can be life ending. How can we move beyond them?
How do boys become men? There are many diverse, fascinating, dangerous and downright painful rituals to mark the transition from boy to man. But what if your culture doesn't have a rite of passage? Is it the moment you lose your virginity, get your license or are legally allowed to buy a beer at the local pub? Insight speaks to a range of males on what helped shape their identity as a man, and whether boys need rituals to successfully transition into manhood.
How much more can we use our senses? Are our senses limited when we are born, or can we train and improve our sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell? This program explores how we see the world, interpret the sensations around us, and explores whether we really know if our experience is the same as anyone else.
This week on Insight, we explore what worked for ICE users who kicked the habit. We look at the treatments available, hear from people in recovery and discuss the challenges with those on the frontline of our rehabilitation services.
Is it safe to go back in the water? With two fatalities in the last year, several seriously injured and countless other reports of sightings, bumps and other interactions, the north coast communities of NSW are all talking about one thing: sharks. So why are there more shark encounters in this particular area now? And how much do we actually know about sharks?
Explore the messy, joyful, sad and funny stories of how heartbreak affects your thoughts and behaviours - and the ways we heal a broken heart. Meet the heartbroken - and the heartbreakers.
For the last nine years, Insight has tracked the lives of a diverse and candid group of teenagers. They're now young adults, reuniting again at 22.
What happens to a farming community when mining comes to town? The rural towns of Acland and Oakey in regional Queensland are facing a new battle between miners and farmers. This week, Insight brings together stakeholders and townsfolk to discuss the economic, environmental and health impact of the mine and what expansion may mean for generations to come.
In Part 2 of Insight's Bloodlines special, we take you to the Asia Pacific region and talk to relatives of Harry Truman, Hideki Tojo, and Weary Dunlop on the legacy and influence their ancestors have on the present day.
Living with the legacy of World War II. In this special Insight forum, we bring you the descendants of the decision makers of the Second World War. Seventy years after the end of the war, we ask: what is it like to live in the shadow of Stalin, the Nazis or the imperial Japanese military?
How far should doctors go to save premature babies? Babies born between 23 weeks and 25 weeks and six days are often not breathing when they're born. Decisions need to be made whether or not to resuscitate, and also whether to continue life support while they develop outside of the womb. The chances of survival or survival without disability can change rapidly, day-to-day, hour-to- hour. This week Insight hears from parents, doctors, nurses and ethicists about how these life and death decisions have to be made.
Jokowi one year on - where is Indonesia headed? Indonesia is one of Australia's closest neighbours, but how well do we, as people, understand each other? Political tussles over boats carrying asylum seekers and the recent execution of Bali 9 drug smugglers, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran, have strained the bilateral relationship both politically and on an interpersonal level. In this special episode, Insight brings you the view from Indonesia.
Who are the hidden homeless? What does a war vet, a single woman in her fifties and a man nearing retirement age have in common? They're all at risk of homelessness. A growing number of Australians are now a couple of pay packets away from sleeping rough or living in a refuge.
How do you beat the odds in a place where too many kids drop out of school, and not enough of them find jobs? This week, Insight explores an area of disadvantage in Australia that's often ignored - regional Australia.
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