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.
Kathleen Alleaume Juices and smoothies are equally fashionable within the cleanse culture, yet each has distinct advantages and drawbacks.
Paula Goodyer Five years ago, designer Matthew Beattie was dedicating four evenings each week to Latin dancing - a mix of merengue and salsa that kept him fit and gave him a social life.
Paula Goodyer Hard-to-manage blood sugar levels can make it difficult to exercise with Type 1 diabetes - but a new program is showing the way.
Giving fasting a go
Paula Goodyer When obesity researcher Amanda Salis tried fasting she found some unexpected benefits
Paula Goodyer You go to the gym and work out for 15 minutes three times a week. In return for this small investment in time, there's a big payoff.
Not for wimps
Paula Goodyer Short, sharp workouts can really boost your fitness - but they're not for wimps
Waste of money?
Paula Goodyer Are multivitamins a way to plug nutritional gaps - or a waste of money?
Paula Goodyer For three weeks this year, scientist Amanda Salis went from sunrise to sundown each day without eating a thing.
Kim Arlington Four out of five Australian children do not get enough daily exercise. One in four is overweight or obese.
Paula Goodyer Should you take a daily multivitamin pill? There's no easy answer to this, partly because results of research into multivitamin pros and cons are so conflicting, and partly because it depends on who...
Paula Goodyer Is white bread with added extras such as fibre, vitamins and minerals just as good as wholegrain? It is still nutritious, but there's more to wholegrains than these three elements, dietitian Maria...
Paula Goodyer Some white breads come with added fibre and nutrients - but are they as good as wholegrain?
Sarah Whyte Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate, as the number of cafes and the sale of energy drinks has ballooned in a decade.
Paula Goodyer When spring is around the corner, magazine covers featuring weight-loss plans are never far behind. But here's another good reason to aim for a healthier weight that has nothing to do with looking...
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Besides not smoking, staying at a healthy weight is our best defence against cancer
Sarah Berry People are throwing out the baby with the bathwater when they avoid fruit in their diets.
Thea O'connor Australia will soon have a new number one killer, and we can't ignore it.