Having a self-assessed "slow metabolism" is frequently cited as the reason some of us find it hard to lose weight, tone up or change the shape of our body. The ironic thing about this claim is that the bigger people are, the higher their metabolic rate, or the number of calories we require to perform basic physiological functions such as breathing and pumping blood around the body.
Nursing home residents will be put at risk by cutbacks to their government-funded medication checks, aged care advocates say.
Australian men should be informed of the pros and cons of prostate tests, including the risk of being "overdiagnosed" and treated for cancer that may never cause them harm, the National Health and Medical Research Council says.
High-protein, Atkins-style diets may keep you leaner but they are unlikely to help you live longer.
School-age children who have televisions in their bedrooms are significantly more likely to be overweight, regardless of how much time they spend watching it, an international study has found.
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. There is a growing body of evidence that points to negative health outcomes associated with regularly consuming diet drinks, including damage to teeth, weight gain, kidney disease and weakened bones.
As you contemplate missing your morning workout, spare a thought for 71-year-old bodybuilder Janice Lorraine, who by the time you've finished your Weet-Bix is most likely midway through a three-hour gym session or an eight kilometre power walk.
The misuse of a body building and slimming drug has spread from elite sport to the public and has led to admissions to hospital, according to research released on Monday.