Increased cancer risk from fizzy drinks - no matter what size you are
New research from the University of Melbourne and the Cancer Council Victoria finds people who regularly drink sugary soft drinks are more at risk of cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.