Kian, age 6, has some interesting questions about farts that we’re probably all wondering about.
A healthy diet in line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines is cheaper than an unhealthy diet. Switching could save $160 off a family of four’s fortnightly shopping bill.
Ads for targeted fat loss, especially
for belly fat, are everywhere on social media. But is there any evidence to support this type of ‘spot reduction’?
Eating too much salt is bad for our health. Governments and food manufacturers have a big role to play in reducing the salt content of Australians’ diets.
Fish oil has been promised to provide all sorts of health benefits – from boosting our heart health, protecting our brain and easing arthritis. Here’s how the claims stack up for fish and supplements.
A new review shows consuming cranberry products reduces the chance of repeat UTIs for women, children, and those who are more susceptible to them due to medical procedures.
Australia’s food labelling system is under-performing. Here’s how we can make it more effective.
Chewing can impact brain function, stress, anxiety, exam performance, pain perception, as well as hunger and food intake.
People who don’t drink milk can choose other foods to get the calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals their bodies need.
New research dispels the myth that gut bacteria causes autism. Rather, changes in the gut bacteria of some people with autism are driven by restricted diets or ‘picky eating’.
Unhealthy foods are readily available and heavily marketed to us, especially at supermarkets.
A research project may offer insight into how factors like laundry, food and art may be good places to start in addressing problems in long-term care homes.
Even on ‘Mars’, humans waste food. And some types of food are more likely to end up in the bin than others.
Just one in 17 Australian children eats the recommended daily serves of vegetables. But it’s tough getting kids to eat healthy foods. These tips might help.
We’re hardwired to love sweet things, but too much sugar is leading to an increase in type 2 diabetes. Here’s what individuals and policymakers can do cut our collective sugar intake.
Myths that taxes on sugary drinks unfairly disadvantage the poor and will result in job losses don’t hold up. Here’s what the evidence says.
One in seven Australians report symptoms of constipation, which might include hard stools, straining to poo, or having fewer than three bowel motions a week. These four things can help.
Poo can come in a range of colours, including green. Most of the time there’s nothing to worry about, but there are a few signs it’s time to see your GP.
When a manufacturer lists a serving size on their food label, it’s based on their expectations of what you’ll eat, not what the dietary guidelines recommend.
Diets like mono, charcoal detox, Noom, time-restricted feeding and Fast800 are growing in popularity. Here’s what the evidence says about them.