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Diets that include "ultra-processed" ready meals can increase the risk of early death, French research suggests.

Scientists who studied more than 44,500 men and women aged 45 and older uncovered a

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They may look adorable, but chubby bubbies are already on the path to a risky cardiac profile in adolescence and need early intervention, Australian research suggests.

After following more than 400

A new combination weight loss pill has been approved by the TGA for use nearly 15 years after it was developed by an Australian physiologist.

The medication (Contrave, by iNova) contains a

Anybody who has even a passing interest in health and wellness knows the sobering fact that a large number of medical problems that plague society today are the result of unhealthy living habits.

The risk of developing an obesity-related cancer is increasing for millennials in the US, according to a new study.

The obesity epidemic over the past 40 years means more people who are carrying

With or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests.

Compared with adults who are merely

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14th February 2019

A graphic new public health campaign showing images and video of millennials with rotting teeth has been launched in a bid to curb teenagers' consumption of sugary drinks.

The Rethink Sugary Drink

Listening to the radio while I drove recently, I caught a comedian ranting about being told he was overweight by a doctor with the same predicament, and how the two sort of bonded and quickly dropped

If you're keen to avoid an expanding waistline this festive season, knowing the trade-off for each mince pie is a twenty-minute jog may keep you on Santa’s good list this Christmas.

Regular weigh-ins

Move over Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers — a new lifestyle-based toolkit that uses GP consultations to help patients drop excess kilos is being rolled out to general practices around Australia.


Taxing all alcohol at the rate of 84 cents a standard drink has topped a Deakin University list of the most cost-effective ways to tackle obesity.

This proposal is followed by a tax on sugary drinks