Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids' teeth and health. But fear not -- there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
Coconut oil is being hailed as the new "superfood", helping us lose weight and kill harmful bugs. But how do the claims stand up to scientific scrutiny?
Children can have heart disease too, and many are born with it.
As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
People generally assume all heart-related death is due to heart attack. But there are differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure – and none are synonymous with death.
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
If you're 45 or older and have depression, new research suggests you may need to ask for a heart check when you next see your doctor.
Depending on the overall quality of your diet and intake of saturated fats, you may need to swap your butter for margarine.
Annoyed you don't have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
Having very high levels of HDL is associated with increased mortality. But that doesn't mean it's not 'good cholesterol'.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and heart disease.
Heart disease has long been considered a man's condition. Our ignorance of its impact on women has led to gaps in outcomes for men and women suffering the same condition.
When we think of methamphetamine-related death we tend to focus on overdose. The extent of the problem, however, extends far beyond drug toxicity.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
Many people die of heart disease who don't fit into the traditional risk factors. We're learning the immune system can be to blame.
Do US smokers really know the risks? Research from Australia, Canada and Mexico shows that there are better ways to warn consumers.
Red wine may not explain the French paradox but chemicals within it do have a positive effect on health.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
While we must put in place effective measures to protect against the malicious use of personal data, not using the information collected about Australians comes at a cost.
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?