A shorten Labor government will consider mandating food reformulation targets and health star ratings. These are important moves in the fight against obesity and obesity-related conditions.
We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
The threshold for diagnosing common conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease and gestational diabetes have all lowered in recent years. But for whose benefit?
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
From romance to job interviews, people living with obesity are less likely to be successful.
Sitting too much might be killing you – this is what you can do about it.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
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.