Sometimes the difference between intending to do something and doing it is a little nudge. Now researchers are designing apps that nudge patients with chronic diseases to change their behavior.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
New research shows women receive sub-optimal care after they have a heart attack and are twice as likely than men to die six months after the attack.
Halting the rapid rise in inflammatory bowel disease will require a proactive approach to medicine, and a focus on the gut.
New research suggests omega-3s from seafood to be more effective at reducing breast cancer risk than those from plant-based sources.
Australia's complex and awkward system of workplace income support is a barrier to working with an illness or injury.
By focusing on one nerve, researchers have found a way to vastly improve chronic patients' health and wellbeing.
Sugar taxes fail to tackle the root of the problem -- the production and marketing of foods that cause chronic disease.
Even those who regularly clean their teeth typically don't brush for the recommended two minutes.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Humans are much worse at guessing risk than we think we are. Now there is an app designed to help us avoid rushing toward an early grave.
Despite efforts to address the issue, the life expectancy gap between those with and without mental illness has remained consistent over two decades. However the causes of death have changed.
Australians with lower incomes are dying sooner from potentially preventable diseases than their wealthier counterparts, according to our new report.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
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.
New data on soaring child obesity should not come as a surprise. The food industry spends billions marketing unhealthy foods in a global society where over-eating is seen as a character flaw.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
Bold leadership is needed to adapt Canada's expensive and mediocre health-care system for an aging population struggling with chronic disease.
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
Some 20% of Aboriginal Australians suffer long term musculoskeletal pain and to date it has received little attention or recognition.