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  1. 20 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The milk of amnesia: A brief history of anaesthesia

    The discovery of anaesthesia paved the way for modern surgical practice but the science continues to evolve, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 13 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Taking back Valentine’s Day for love and health

    Valentine's Day has become more about promoting chocolates and stressing about relationships than about love, so here is a guide for making it a healthy day.

  3. 11 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Drop the sugar coating

    The obesity epidemic in Australia is bringing with it a host of health problems, from diabetes to strokes. A major factor behind it is our addiction to sugar.

  4. 25 July 2016 - Inside Business

    Finance + Psychology: Finding a way to fight obesity

    Could we be on our way to combating or controlling obesity? Researchers have discovered how the environment impacts obese people differently to others.

  5. 14 July 2016 - Science Matters

    Obesity link to packaging chemical

    New research from the University of Melbourne sheds light on a possible link between common household chemical BPA and obesity later in life

  6. 4 April 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    How Australia is losing the health fight

    Australia is losing the war against alcohol and weight-related illnesses because it lacks a comprehensive approach to prevention, a leading health expert says.

  7. 11 January 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    How the obesity debate is being artificially sweetened

    The soft drink industry is shifting attention from having a healthy diet to maintaining an active lifestyle with an emphasis on energy balance.

  8. 2 November 2015 - Animals, Food & You

    If your fur baby is too fat, you probably are too

    Researchers think our dogs are too fat because we humanize them, which makes us want to feed them more. But this has an impact on their quality of life.