At the turn of the century, the greatest threats were posed by infectious diseases today, the biggest threats are posed by lifestyle diseases.
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
It may not be popular, but an increase in the cost of alcohol would make us drink less and consume fewer kilojoules.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
A key part of preventing secondary medical problems from diabetes involves glucose monitoring. For National Diabetes Month, a researcher describes her work on a self-powered monitor.
How a price-hiking "meat tax" could prevent 220,000 deaths and save more than US$40 billion in health care costs around the world every year.
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.
Does it seem like everyone you know drinks apple cider vinegar, mainly in hopes of losing weight? Vinegar has a long history of high hopes attached to it. A doctor who loves vinegar explains.
Small-batch brewers are starting to tinker with biologic drugs to meet their own medical needs. A side effect of their success would be a disruption to how big pharma makes and distributes drugs.
A government report on an upcoming national food policy is an optimistic indication that it will result in both healthier and more sustainable food for Canadians and stronger agri-food industry.
You've heard the adage, you are what you eat. But a new study suggests that you are 'when' you eat may be more accurate. Restricting eating times can keep chronic diseases at bay and ward off obesity.
New mouse study suggests that a heavy meal may be a better test than the glucose tolerance test.
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.