Just weeks after researchers showed a cause-and-effect relationship between ultra-processed food and weight gain, two more studies have linked these foods with disease and death. So does our current focus on fat, sugar and salt need to shift?
Obesity experts are calling on the Government to ramp up regulations around food manufacturing as a new report reveals almost half of all processed supermarket food is considered "discretionary" — or junk.
The nation's largest consumer advocacy group wants the algorithm used to score food products to penalise "added sugars" that are not naturally found in foods — with sugary cereals likely the biggest losers.
Parents are being told to introduce foods with peanuts to their baby's diet before they turn one-year-old to reduce their chance of developing food allergies, as part of a National Allergy Strategy launched today.
With recent research linking ultra-processed food to weight gain, disease and death, you might be trying to cut down on your intake. Here's what "ultra-processed" actually means and how to read food packaging to spot it.
Simply existing in Australia's tropical north can be hard, sweaty work. On average the humidity hovers around 80 per cent during the wet season — and sometimes the "feels like" temperature can sit in the high 40s.
Menopause often gets the finger for the kilos that appear at mid-life, but a new study suggests "the change" doesn't cause weight gain, but a redistribution of fat to the waistline from other parts of the body, which increases disease risk.
Playing outside with the neighbours used to be a natural part of childhood, but finding friends isn't as easy as it used to be. Now one community north of Brisbane is the site of an experimental program designed to get kids back on the street.
Health authorities are trying to stamp out the illegal sale of a potentially dangerous muscle-building drug in retail stores, but some in the industry say that will not stop its rising popularity — with some bodybuilders and gym enthusiasts "not fazed" by the risks.
There are more than 1,000 species of bacteria fighting deep inside your body. But what does the makeup of that bacteria tell us about our health? Freya Petersen finds out the hard way — by having her poo tested.
Have you been straining when you visit the toilet lately? It could be a sign you're not getting enough fibre. And along with smoothing things out in the bathroom, a research team has found fibre-rich diets can reduce the risk of life-threatening conditions, including heart disease and stroke.