Illness

All pumped up to give illness the boot

Janet Hawley People with chronic health problems are discovering that there is a miracle drug that can help them. It's called exercise.

Does reheating pasta make it healthier?

Pasta perfection: Reheat to reap the benefits?

Sarah Berry A test on BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has found that reheating pasta makes it healthier and may even help us to lose weight.

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Not so healthy?

What to leave behind in the health food aisle

Navigating your way through the health food aisle can be tricky.

Paula Goodyer The health food aisle is often where junk hides behind labels such as "organic" and "gluten-free".

Live Lighter campaigns to lose grabbable guts

A new campaign takes a graphic approach to exposing the need for healthy living.

Jil Hogan The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

Any movement matters to defuse ticking time bomb of desk jobs: 45 and Up Study shows

Being chained to a desk can prove fatal.

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Swapping an hour of sitting for standing may just keep you alive for longer.

Health benefits

Coffee loves your liver, study finds

Coffee: Liver-loving brew?

Sarah Berry In news that will have coffee lovers reaching for a cup, a new study has found that our beloved brew may help to protect our livers.

10 tips to a longer, healthier life

Changing a few habits - or gaining some good new one - could make your life longer and happier.

Leslie Baker There's still plenty you can do to add years to your life. These 10 ways are easy and have more significance than most of us realise.

Obesity linked to light from gadgets kept switched on at night

Sarah Knapton Why failing to switch off gadgets at night could be powering obesity.

Fermenting is the new food trend

Top trend: fermented foods.

Sarah Berry We are seeing a surge in popularity of this ancient food practice. This is why.

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Paula Goodyer

Warning labels about cancer on alcohol: do we need them?

Paula Goodyer We might not have health warnings on alcohol in Australia yet – although warnings about drinking during pregnancy are on the way – but plenty of other countries do.

Health and fitness

Six 'health' fads that are doing more harm than good

It's time to get fit for summer, but not all the health fads out there are beneficial.

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.

Unexpected correlation

Skirt size can help predict breast cancer, says study

An expanding waistline could mean a higher breast cancer link, according to a British study.

Laura Donnelly Women who increase their skirt size every decade could raise their risk of breast cancer by one third, according to a new study.

Smoking, obesity still the top causes of cancer

Staying physically strong: Green vegetables and exercise.

Sarah Berry Half of the men and one third of women in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. If this statistic wasn't sobering enough, much of it is preventable.

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New research

'Fat shaming' does not help people lose weight, experts say

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Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.

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Cereal offender: is it time to bin breakfast cereal?

Cereal: is it good or bad for us?

Sarah Berry Cereal is no longer the breakfast of champions.

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Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

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Sarah Berry Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?

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Jesinta Campbell's top 10 tips for Canberra Times fun run

Happy selfie: Enjoy it! It's called a fun run for a reason.

Jesinta Campbell reveals her training tips for The Canberra Times Fun Run on September 7.

Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks

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Livia Gamble Winter is just about over and as hard as we tried, some of us became victims of the cold. We exercised less and stayed in bed more.

Time to celebrate?

All fat is bad? Not so fast

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Anahad O'Connor People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have...

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