A new study shows that the gut microbiota has little or no effect on our weight, metabolism and risk of developing chronic diseases.
Research has examined how ultraprocessed foods can contribute to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mood disorders. A healthier diet is one way to use food as medicine.
Aging is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases. Figuring out what influences longevity and how to identify rapid agers could lead to healthier and longer lives for more people.
The Albanese government has promised a centre for disease control. Its main focus has to be health equity for disadvantaged groups.
Pumpkins are a versatile fruit that can be prepared in many different ways.
Most people with diabetes are poorly controlled. This makes them vulnerable to complications like eye problems, kidney disease, and even amputations.
Refugee camps should only be a temporary solution. They’re no place for ongoing health care.
In 2019, 89,834 people died of diabetes. This number exceeds the capacity of Soccer City, the biggest football stadium in South Africa.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a ‘license to innovate’.
Heart disease, cancer and diabetes all cause weaker hand grip strength.
We’ve known for some time type 2 diabetes causes a range of health complications, like heart disease. But now we’re starting to see people with diabetes are more likely to get cancer and dementia too.
In poorer parts of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, health systems are not designed to care for people with chronic conditions. They are more focused on single, acute diseases.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Kenya, there is a looming threat for escalated disease and death due to the many people with chronic conditions.
Commercially available respirator masks are becoming a popular choice for cyclists and pedestrians wanting to reduce pollution exposure.
Do you have a question about climate change? This collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre gives you the chance to ask – and we’ll provide expert answers.
The obesity epidemic, the flu epidemic, the opioid epidemic… in the 21st century, everything seems to be an “epidemic”. But what does the term actually mean?
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.
Infectious diseases pose a continual threat to Canadians. Ensuring the population stays healthy requires increasing investment in our public health system.
A staggering 70 per cent of female inmates are back in prison within two years of their release. Basic health and dental care could help change this, according to new research.
Physical activity is considered an important way to lower risk for breast cancer. But what if your ability to be fit is influenced by genes you inherit? Would that raise your risk? In rats, it did.