If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year.
Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.
The Great Wall, an epic US-Chinese coproduction.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
It should be easier for men to lose weight, but they’re less likely to go on diets than women.
Had to let the belt out a notch or two lately? Then it may be time to give your eating habits an overhaul. Good news - fast meals can be tasty, and healthy.
More than 4,400 claims of child sex abuse have been made against Catholic institutions in Australia.
Last week's hearing into the Catholic Church's response to child sex abuse made for grim listening, and showed there is still much reform work to be done.
There is evidence many conditions can be treated without drugs or surgery.
In many cases, the most appropriate treatment for a health condition isn't a drug. It could be a recommendation for a dietary change, a specific exercise, or even a phone app.
A Thai court has sentenced Australian man Antonio Bagnato to death for the murder and kidnapping of a Hells Angels member.
The Australian government must distinguish between horrific crime and a barbaric sentence.
Having a ‘balanced diet’ means you’re getting enough of all the right nutrients - not equal amounts of pizza and broccoli.
I was recently asked: "If my eating habits are half good and half bad, does that make my overall diet balanced?" The short answer is “No!”
A Japanese dementia patient holds a baby seal robot known as Paro.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.
Some 10-30% of people experience bloating.
There are several things that can cause bloating and a few things you can do to help prevent it, like avoiding certain foods and exercising.
The timing of Chelsea Manning’s commutation further undermines any chance of similar approaches to the situations of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning's commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
Saying you won’t put yourself in situations where you will be tempted to eat junk food is easier than resisting at the time!
The problem with using willpower is that your head has to keep saying "NO" to the constant barrage of messages, advertising and environmental cues that operate 24/7, prompting you to eat and drink.
Bathing in the Dead Sea has long been used to treat psoriasis.
Seawater has been used to treat skin problems, sinuses and mental health issues for centuries. And the evidence largely stacks up.
E-books are likely to reach 20% of library holdings by 2020, but writers aren’t receiving renumeration from these sources. Is this changing any time soon?
When you borrow a paper book from a library, authors get a small royalty, which is their second most important source of income. Yet if you borrowed an e-book tomorrow, the author would get nothing.
What future for PhD students after graduation?
Australia produces nearly 10,000 PhD graduates each year. What happens to them next?
Sports injuries do occur, but it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
All physical activities carry some risk of injury. But before you retreat to the safety of the couch, it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
It’s the chemistry that makes it taste so great.
The same chemical reaction is behind the frothing of milk in your cappuccino and the whipping of egg whites in sweet meringue.
Surprise, surprise: junk foods aren’t good for our cholesterol.
High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholesterol, confusion reigns. We checked the most recent research from trials that tested the…
Renewable energy poses a number of challenges for the grid.
Wind turbine image from www.shutterstock.com
Whatever our electricity grid looks like in the future, it will need to be reliable.
Susan Kiefel after she was sworn in as a High Court judge in 2007. She is now Australia’s first female High Court chief justice.
Women’s exclusion from legal and political power for much of last century makes Susan Kiefel’s appointment all the more significant.
Many men are not actually aroused when they wake up erect.
Morning penile erections affect all males, even males in the womb and male children.