As keen as we may be to hear about any health benefits of drinking coffee, the headlines aren’t always what they seem.
Caffeine may be able to increase the function of what we call 'brown fat'. But we shouldn't immediately scramble for the closest long black or flat white and expect to see the kilos drop.
Apple’s smart watch can now read your heart current.
The new Apple Watch is making waves for being able to record an electrocardiogram (ECG) and share it. An ECG can tell you what's going on with your heart.
Fitness makes the heart rate slower, which appears to be better for health and longevity.
The adult heart rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute,but lots of factors can affect this.
Only around half of at-risk Indigenous Australians are taking preventative medication for heart disease.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
While death rates from heart and kidney disease have dropped among Indigenous people, death rates from cancer are on the rise.
Politicians make sweeping statements on how to close the gap. But here's advice from people working directly with Indigenous communities who have evidence for what actually works.
No, having a cold shower won’t make you lose weight.
Cold showers have been recommended to activate brown fat, but they are unlikely to yield any health benefit.
Les personnes qui travaillent toute la journée assises pourraient connaître des probèmes de régulation du glucose, qui est le principal carburant du cerveau.
Plusieurs études suggèrent que l’approvisionnement du cerveau en glucose est défaillant chez les personnes qui passent beaucoup de temps assises. L’impact réel sur la santé cérébrale reste incertain.
Sitting affects our glucose levels, which affects our brain.
The brain is a glucose-hungry organ. If this energy supply is disrupted, it can impair and even damage brain cells.
Direct health-care activities accounted for less than one-tenth of the NT Intervention budget.
The NT Intervention has demonstrated how increased resourcing of health care for Indigenous Australians can lead to positive measurable change while, at the same time, showing how not to do it.
The type of sugar in popular soft drinks varies from country to country even if the brand name is the same.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
Weight loss surgery carries some risks.
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.
Our heart works hard for every second we are alive. Eventually its processes will wear out.
Given our increasing lifespan, we need to better understand how and why the cardiovascular system ages and whether we can slow down the processes involved.
Ms Dhu died on 4 August 2014 from staphylococcal septicaemia.
Ms Dhu's is not the first report into mistreatment of an Aboriginal person in custody or a medical setting, nor is it likely to be the last.
We propose a different way to look at the factors behind chronic disease, like obesity and diabetes.
A new way of looking at what's behind chronic disease takes into account social, environmental and other factors, rather than blaming individuals.
New findings link people’s level of education to their risk of heart attack and stroke.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
Metformin was originally developed from natural compounds found in the plant known as French lilac.
Metformin has been used to treat diabetes since the late 1950s. It is now on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines needed for a basic health care system.
We are seeing type 2 diabetes more and more in leaner groups at a much younger age.
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We are seeing increasing numbers of young, slim children with type 2 diabetes. This means obesity and lifestyle factors may not be the whole story behind the disease's rising rates.
Footballer Adam Goodes was daring to speak of things that many Australians would prefer to be ignorant of.
Until we see a marked change in the stories that are told, together with a shift from inclusion to social justice, the national story of Australian sport will remain very, very white.
Birth registration is required for many activities throughout a person’s life yet in some states up to 20% of Aboriginal children aren’t registered.
Around 20% of Aboriginal births in Western Australia between 1996 and 2012 weren't registered, new research shows. This has many social and health ramifications for their future.
Birthing on country generally refers to an Aboriginal mother giving birth to her child on the lands of their ancestors.
Where birthing on country is not offered, women leave their families weeks before birth. Or she can choose to give birth in her community without skilled birth attendants, which is risky.