Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
The 'superblocks' are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.
Fungi live in everyone's gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
We have developed an online tool to help authorities identify which areas they should focus on for reducing forest fires and haze in order to maximize overall health benefits.
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the Moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
If you hear about wonder drugs or ingredients that are claimed to be effective in curing all types of cancer, we must beware of their equally dangerous side effects.
The only possible solution to the crisis, socialisation, is the one that the current government will not consider.
Are more technologically advanced prosthetics and orthotics actually better for improving health? Or do we just think they are better? And most importantly, how do we figure it out?
There's a difference between having low days and feeling bad all the time. The latter is a common feature of depression.
A small body of research has started to explore how fitness trackers and calorie counting apps might be linked to disordered eating and exercise.
The number of people choosing to become posthumous donors in the UK has reached 25.3m but this is still considerably lower than other countries.
The idea behind regenerative medicine is that the patient is both the donor and recipient of healthy tissue grown from stem cells. But sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected. Now we know why.
Young people are going teetotal but older generations are failing to follow in their sober footsteps.
A woman recently died from Legionnaires' disease at an Atlanta hotel. Why? The cause is known and the disease is largely preventable. Yet the number of cases in the US continue to rise.
Some treatments for neurodegenerative diseases involve inserting wires into the brain and zapping certain brain cells with electricity. But what if you could do the same thing using sound waves?
Our research estimates how much benefit taxing sugary drinks could bring to Indonesia.
Almost all drugs are tested in living animals before human clinical trials. But most of the time what works in mice doesn't work in humans. That's why lab-grown human livers may be so valuable.