Nine in ten of all deaths in New Zealand are caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Better use of research evidence could save lives and healthcare dollars.
An illustration of a human liver with cirrhosis.
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Vinyl chloride dilutes fairly quickly in outside air and water. One concern for lingering exposure from the derailment involves private wells.
Exercising regularly, and spending time outdoors can improve your health.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
Brendan Fraser in The Whale.
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The queer fat man’s body at the heart of The Whale is an image sorely lacking from the screen – as an expert in men and masculinity on film explains.
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A new study found the introduction of the UK’s sugary drinks tax was associated with reduced rates of obesity for year 6 girls, though not boys.
Would you hold the mother responsible for her daughter’s weight?
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While excess weight arises from a complex interplay of genes, environment, diet and activity, new research finds Americans hold parents responsible for excess weight in their kids.
Over the course of ‘The Whale,’ Charlie’s body gradually breaks down.
In a thin-obsessed culture, fatness has become its own kind of monster.
Yoga mixes physical exercise with meditation and breathing techniques.
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Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
The emotional stress of growing up in a poor household may contribute to obesity.
When it comes to eye care, regular visits to the optometrist or ophthalmologist can detect the early signs of diabetic damage.
The risk of developing eye complications is high in young people with Type 2 diabetes, which is increasingly affecting children and adolescents, especially those who are more sedentary.
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Nutritionists pick out the most effective intermittent fasting diets based on the latest science.
Have you tried eating less and moving more?
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GPs’ advice on weight loss for people with obesity is often ‘superficial’, but things have improved in recent years.
The festive season provides great motivation to make lifestyle changes around eating habits.
Do you feel the need to clean your plate? Does a bowl of salty chips seem completely irresistible? Understanding your ‘eating personality’ could stop you eating or drinking too much these holidays.
A new study of people in England sought to understand what factors make people more or less susceptible to developing long COVID.
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Obesity is a chronic illness, so treatments should be ‘chronic’ too.
A new report predicts child obesity could reduce Australian life expectancy by more than four years. Here’s why you should be a little skeptical.
Newfoundland and Labrador has implemented a tax of 20 cents per litre on sugary drinks.
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Taxation of sugar-sweetened drinks is not only inequitable, but also has the potential to create or perpetuate weight stigma, which has negative effects on mental and physical health.
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Deprivation in childhood is a strong predictor of obesity, gambling, smoking and addiction in adulthood.
Consumers need more help to make healthy food choices.
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Legislation that restricts how shops promote unhealthy food came into force in England on October 1. It’s a good start, but more is needed.