A healthy body comes in many shapes.
The Body Mass Index is used to assess the risk of lifestyle diseases, but the relationship between BMI and chronic illnesses remains far from simple.
A new study calls for screening to lower the risk of malnutrition for older people.
Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. But screening and early intervention could make a substantial difference - and save health budget funds.
Smoke rises over the city of Manchester in William Wyld’s painting Manchester from Kersal Moor.
Can the Victorian novel offers us a means of thinking and feeling about our own moment anew?
Older adults’ health may mainly reflect wealth and socioeconomic status, not the amount they drink.
Baby boomers might not be boosting their health with a glass or two of alcohol a day after all.
Bill English has been endorsed by his colleagues to become New Zealand’s next prime minister.
Having won three straight elections, John Key is a hard act for anyone to follow as leader. That is now Bill English's task.
John Key has stepped down as New Zealand’s prime minister, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is leaving as a leader, and not in defeat.
Indigenous children in Australia continue to slip below national minimum standards for literacy.
A New Zealand literacy program is helping to raise Indigenous achievement to mainstream levels.
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right about voter turnout in New Zealand?
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right to say on Q&A that voting is only compulsory in Australia and Belgium, and that 90% of New Zealanders vote even though it's voluntary?
Malcolm Turnbull campaigned on promises of a stable government – but given the Coalition’s slim victory, this may not be possible.
To understand how Australia's political uncertainty is being seen elsewhere, we reconvened our panel of experts from the UK, US, Indonesia and NZ to respond to the election results.
Does the rest of the world care about Australia’s election?
Experts in the UK, US, India, Indonesia and NZ explain how Australia's election is playing out abroad and what's at stake for our neighbours and allies.
Peter Paul Rubens, Lot and his family escaping from the doomed city guided by an angel, circa 1615.
For Muslims generally, as for conservative Christians, homosexual acts are sinful. Christian gays and lesbians have had to work hard for a measure of recognition among fellow-believers; their Muslim counterparts are just beginning that struggle.
Dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra competed in a race to the bottom.
Two of the largest dairy cooperatives have been playing with farmers by pursuing a high price for milk when both should have taken into account fluctuations in the global dairy markets.
Australian and New Zealand dairy farmers need to get used to the low prices for milk as they represent the new norm in global markets.
Cooperatives like Murray Goulburn and Fonterra and dairy farmers need to accept that lower milk prices will be the new normal in a more competitive global market.
Despite the Treaty of Waitangi, acts by both the British Crown and successive New Zealand governments have had detrimental effects on the Māori population.
AAP Image/SNPA Pool, David Rowland
Reconciliation efforts were established in New Zealand 30 years ago to tackle grievances stemming from government initiatives that have seen Māori lose both resources and power.
Differential treatment between international and local aid workers may undermine international aid programs.
In the humanitarian aid and development sector, local staff are paid less and receive fewer benefits than their expatriate colleagues, even when they do similar work and have similar qualifications.
Hindsight can be a fine thing when it comes to investing in volatile markets. But what works?
By the time you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.
Thanh Mai Bui Duy/Flickr
First we feel thirsty and fatigued, and may develop a mild headache. This eventually gives way to grumpiness, and mental and physical decline.
Al Gore lays some facts on the COP21 meeting.
With the main UN climate negotiations grinding along elsewhere in the building, Al Gore told a packed side event about his vision for a low-carbon economy.
Black lung is preventable – and hasn’t been seen in Australia in more than 20 years.
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Coal miners in Queensland have been diagnosed with "black lung", a disease that was thought to have been eradicated in Australia over 20 years ago. So what is black lung, and why is it back?
Big promises: John Key addresses the COP21 opening session.
New Zealand Prime Minister won plaudits at COP21 for issuing a declaration against fossil fuel subsidies. But he has also effectively weakened his country's emissions target.