The most common explanation for obesity is overeating calorie-rich foods and a sedentary lifestyle. But new studies suggest that chemicals in our environment might be another cause.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
The diabetes epidemic can be fought through new therapies, prevention programmes and effective junk food legislation.
Health coaching looks like more than a fad – it comes with impressive research findings and is winning over the NHS.
Trainers and fitness gurus often tell their charges how to 'burn fat.' But what does that actually involve? Here's a Speed Read on something that actually takes a fairly long time.
Gestational diabetes should be seen as an opportunity to identify families at higher risk of metabolic problems and take action.
As luxury housing developments swallow up agricultural land, they also diminish our food security and health.
Researchers are learning even more about how a sedentary lifestyle is bad for our bodies. A recent study shows a link between sitting patterns and diabetes in older people.
The World Health Organization has made bold progress by including many tests for non-communicable diseases on its new 'Essential Diagnostics List.'
Alzheimer's drug development tends to focus on protein aggregates in the brain. Perhaps that's why they've all failed.
Nutrition expert – sugar does not cause type 2 diabetes on its own.
Mounting evidence suggests that artificial sweeteners are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes. Should there be a tax on these foods?
The physiological changes at the onset of schizophrenia are as marked as the mental changes, new study finds.
The days when health messages focus only on exercise that gets us out of breath could be coming to an end.
A new study in rats adds to the evidence that artificial sweeteners may be bad for your health.
Official advice to prediabetics on the best diet to avoid type 2 diabetes suggests that there is only one option. The latest research suggests otherwise.
That pre-sleep herbal tea may be doing many people a lot of good.
Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
Sugar taxes fail to tackle the root of the problem -- the production and marketing of foods that cause chronic disease.