Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
Diabetes medications can have real benefits but there are still some nagging unknowns about their effects.
While a single, smaller portion leads people to eat less, having multiple smaller portions on offer appears to lead some people - notably the diet-conscious - to eat more.
Dear Fat People video goes viral but it's another sad example of how acceptable it has become to belittle people while pretending it's for their own good.
By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.
Proposed regulations to have nutritional labels on the front of prepacked foods can give South African consumers a chance to make better food choices.
Why the way we gather influential data on diet is inherently flawed.
Scientists seem to have cracked the code behind the heritability of obesity.
Large supermarkets are undoubtedly very convenient, with a huge variety of products on offer. But evidence suggests their size prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Aspirin reduces cancer risk in overweight people with an inherited condition, but the findings could be relevant to the rest of us too.
The harshest cuts have yet to happen, but the bite is already being felt.
There are two extremes of malnutrition at play among South Africa's youth - both under nutrition and over nutrition.
Globally, evidence points to children becoming less active because they would rather play computer games than be outdoors.
Crusaders have been warning about the evil effects of sugar for hundreds of years,
with no positive effect on our health.
As more and more babies are delivered by cesarean section, we need to start investigating what that means for their long-term health.
Heavier people are less likely to be hired and more likely to be fired – and some of this may begin at school.
How an evolutionary psychologist sees our obsession with being thin.
Researchers used pepperoni pizza to find out whether more choice in the Western diet could affect how much food we think we should be eating.
Apps can help us make sense of all the health messages out there.
One of the biggest ironies in the history of bottled water is the role that the soft drinks industry has had in its growth.