LONDON: Allergies are a consequence of asthma, not a cause of it, the largest genetic study of the condition has concluded.
Paula Goodyer A cleaner way of living has improved our health in some ways - but is it also messing with our immune systems?
Not such a healthy choice
Sandy Smith You may think choosing a diet soft drink over a can of sugary fizz is a healthy choice. After all, they contain virtually no kilojoules right? Think again.
Despite its benefits, the poses and the chanting can be too much of a stretch for some males.
Charmaine Yabsley The benefits of making a splash will surprise you.
Siobhan Moylan Remember to breathe. Simple, yes? Yet in stressful situations it is possible to either forget to breathe - not good - or to over-breathe, leading to hyperventilation, which affects blood chemistry.
Carole Hungerford might be a GP, but she is not a fan of the way the business of medicine works. Not even close. ''Mainstream medicine is run by the drug companies.
Sarah Berry We take it for granted, but the way we breathe can affect our physical and emotional health, from burning more fat to giving us a six pack.
Annabel Ross What's naturally sweet, low-calorie and good for you too?
Paula Goodyer What's the most common food allergy in children? Hint: it's not peanuts.
Amy Corderoy The federal government has spent nearly $30 million over the past five years subsidising alternative medical treatments that are unproven for many conditions and could be dangerous to some patients.
Mark Metherell There's sobering news for drinkers this Christmas, and that includes people who do not drink alcohol.
Kate Hagan AUSTRALIAN doctors will inject botox into the larynx of patients with severe asthma in an effort to relax muscle spasms that may be causing them difficulty breathing.
Belinda Tasker, National Medical Correspondent A world-first clinical trial is hoped to help relieve the chronic breathlessness felt by asthmatics by injecting Botox into their vocal cords.
Bridie Smith SCIENCE has confirmed what men around the world have always known to be true: the man cold is real.
Eva von Schaper Passive smoking kills an estimated 600,000 people a year, almost 30 per cent of whom are children, says the World Health Organisation.
If anything we eat is worthy of being called a ''superfood'' it has to be fish. Studies have proven fish oil can help alleviate a seemingly endless list of conditions, from heart disease to...
Luke Malone Which natural cold and flu remedies work and why.