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.
The kilo creep
Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.
Paula Goodyer You'd be mad to suggest losing weight at this time of the year, but it does make sense not to put it on.
Susie Burrell If you consider that an extra mince pie a day will leave you with an extra kilogram over a period of just four weeks, it is not difficult to see how the Christmas cheer can really pile on the kilos...
40 days of fitness
Melissa Shedden Today marks 40 days until Christmas. Here are 10 tactics for surviving festive season weight gain.
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...
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?
Are you a drunkorexic?
Sandy Smith Women eating less so they can drink more in the evenings is an alarming new trend.
Jane Mulkerrins Miss Universe calls when staying at home with a frozen Lean Cuisine meal isn’t an option.
Susie Burrell With a recent survey from Britain finding that people can consume up to 10,000 calories over a weekend, thanks to late night snacking, eating out and binge drinking, it seems like a pretty good time...
Dreaming wistfully of a good night’s rest? You’re not alone: insomnia has reached epidemic proportions. Hannah Betts delves into those dark hours when sleep slips out of reach.
Cherrill Hicks Scientists no longer blame the tendency to binge on high-fat, high-sugar foods on sheer greed or lack of self-control.
Melissa Shedden Keeping fresh with talcum powder can raise your cancer risk by almost a quarter. What other common things can cause cancer?
Thea O'connor Australia will soon have a new number one killer, and we can't ignore it.
Paula Goodyer When it comes to fixing problem drinking, abstinence isn't necessarily the only way. Sometimes there's a middle path: learning healthier drinking habits through a controlled-drinking program.