Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.
Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
Vitamin D comes in two forms: D2 and D3. Until now, they were believed to be equal. A new study casts doubt on that belief.
Taste dictates most food choices, but there's more to it than just the taste buds on your tongue.
For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body's ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Here's why.
What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.
It is our view vitamin “gummies” that contain food acids, and have a high sugar content, are not medicines consumers need and their sale should be prohibited on public health grounds.
Is it best to chop your salad vegies? What's good in theory doesn't always make much difference in practice, as the science tells us.
Given the carnivorous trend of the US presidency, it is unsurprising that food is a significant metaphor in House of Cards.
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
For decades, experts worried that there wasn't enough protein to feed the world's population. They were wrong.
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?
Fasting diets aim to make it easier to stick to a weight loss program, but they are not for everyone.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
A new study with fruit flies suggests that we may have less free will when it comes to choosing what we eat than we like to think.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Over-consumption of food is bad for the planet and unhealthy for humans.