Catherine Rodie Can giving up booze for just one month really make a long-term difference to our health, wellbeing and relationship with alcohol?
Sugar is so harmful that it should be controlled in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, according to a team of leading public health experts.
Mark Metherell Top health groups are stepping up pressure on the government to lift the price of cheap alcohol to curb excessive drinking.
Mark Metherell THE high risk of foetal alcohol syndrome to the babies of drinking mothers has spurred a bipartisan group of federal MPs to call for the introduction of health warnings on liquor products.
Catharine Munro Teenagers who drink heavily can associate bad experiences such as vomiting and car accidents with pleasure, according to a US expert on alcohol abuse.
Healthy blood pressure plan
Paula Goodyer Why detoxing the shopping trolley can improve your blood pressure.
Paula Goodyer When it comes to life ambitions, it's often marriage, having kids, financial security and career success that come top of the list.
Esther Han The soft drink industry wants us to think we are drinking less sugar. It is promoting a study about to be published in the journal Nutrition and Dietetics that concludes in the 14 years to 2011 sales...
Sarah Berry Life's wake-up calls rarely come in welcome ways. But when they do come, they can be transformative in wonderful ways.
New year, new you - but how hard is it to embark on a radical health regimen? Three people put their bodies on the line.
Julia Llewellyn Smith A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. Then why did it lead to the end of his career?
The kilo creep
Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.
Kathleen Alleaume The "alkaline" diet claims to whittle the waistline, curb inflammatory conditions and even cure cancer. Yet the evidence supporting any of these health claims is pretty slim.
Deborah Cohen is a senior natural scientist at US think tank Rand Corp. and the author of the forthcoming book A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It.
Peter Munro The rage would come without warning. He once punched through the bathroom wall after failing to fit a tie around his neck, so muscled had it become.
Paula Goodyer Blind Drunk is a new book about an
The Gallic appetite for good food and wine is no secret. But less is known about how this strong culture helps a nation stay slim.
Paula Goodyer How do you cope when someone you love has a problem with alcohol?
Susie Burrell Breakfast eaten in the car; a few dollars for a school canteen lunch and three or four different meals, at different times for each family member can ultimately lead to less than ideal family health...
40 days of fitness
Melissa Shedden Today marks 40 days until Christmas. Here are 10 tactics for surviving festive season weight gain.