Julie Robotham Australian researchers are learning how the chemical properties of food can interact with individuals to keep us healthy or make us sick.
Helen Pidd A proposal to outlaw the sale of smokes in shops is on the table.
Health and fitness
Rachel Clun While there's nothing run with taking up a new exercise or diet regime, there are a few fads at the moment that it's best to avoid – for the good of your health.
Sarah Berry I've heard the word 'Ayurveda' bandied around for several years now.
How to age happily
John Bingham Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and successful old age.
Sarah Berry Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?
Treating depression and anxiety
Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.
So-called "fat-burning" supplements can cause liver damage, study finds.
The God diet
Sarah Berry Many of us are familiar with the struggle to lose weight, for god's sake. But the "Daniel diet" takes things literally, by taking the bible as a health manual.
Sarah Berry We power through our yoga, party at an equally accelerated pace and then furiously go on a fast. We want to have our activated almond nut mylk liquid cake and chew it at least 20 times.
Laura Hambleton It's a mystery: When we twist our ankle playing tennis, it can take weeks to heal, but when a pro athlete does it, he often misses barely a beat.
Despite its benefits, the poses and the chanting can be too much of a stretch for some males.
It hurts and it affects almost every task you do, but effective treatment is here.
Did you know something as pleasant as a short walk on a sunny afternoon can provide a boost?
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer For some people falling asleep is no problem - the real challenge is staying asleep
Melissa Shedden Want an extra boost in the bedroom? Load up your trolley with these all-natural aphrodisiacs.
Graham Osbourne Can't sleep? Feeling low? You may be suffering from a vitamin or mineral deficiency.
Paula Goodyer JHet lag is price you pay for an overseas trip - but you can reduce its effects
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Melatonin, sleeping pills, hydration: how to beat jetlag.
Kate Hagan Pharmacy owners have axed a deal to market dietary supplements with prescription medicines, saying it had caused a lot of public concern that was damaging the reputation of pharmacists.