Vegetarians are 32 per cent less likely to be hospitalised or die from heart disease than people who eat meat and fish, scientists at England's Oxford University say.
Melissa Davey Initial signs of heart disease can be seen in children as young as 12 who have a high intake of sugary drinks, Sydney researchers have found, which could have implications for death rates in the...
Mark Metherell MADDISON WATKINS is one of six children born in Australia every day with congenital heart disease whose life has depended on a series of delicate open-heart operations.
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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.
Gary Taubes Before I make another dietary resolution, I’d like to know that what I believe I know about a healthy diet is really so. Is that too much to ask?
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?
Paula Goodyer There have been question marks about taking supplements to prevent health problems ever since research into beta carotene in the 1990s dropped a bombshell.
Paula Goodyer With the jury still out on the fish oil and prostate cancer link, are fish oil supplements still a good idea for men?
Sarah Berry Why one woman is making it her mission to travel the distance to the moon and back in one year in honour of her mother.
John von Radowitz Scientists in the US have found a striking association between the proportion of daily calories supplied by sugar-laden foods and heart disease death rates
Sarah Berry It's hardly what you expect from a cigar-smoking, bling-toting, former drug dealer, but Jay-Z (and wife Beyonce) are going green.
Christie Aschwanden Researchers are finding that fitness has a long-term influence on a wide range of cognitive abilities.
There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills did not protect ageing men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.
So-called "fat-burning" supplements can cause liver damage, study finds.
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.
Nanci Hellmich Need more motivation than looking and feeling better? Here it is.
Gretchen Reynolds This year, exercise science expanded and fine-tuned our understanding of how physical activity affects our brains, joints, hearts and even genes, beginning before birth and continuing throughout our...
Paula Goodyer A slice of dark rye bread spread with hummus, a bowl of fragrant dahl cooked with onion, a piece of watermelon … if the friendly microbes inhabiting your gut could send out for their favourite...
Paula Goodyer With bowel cancer now the second most common cancer in Australia, that alone might be enough reason to dust off your dahl recipe.