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COVID-19

Snapshot of our health – and COVID

A government report reveals the nation’s No.1 killer, the scourge of obesity and surprising statistics on coronavirus infections.

COVID-19

Snapshot of our health – and COVID

A government report reveals the nation’s No.1 killer, the scourge of obesity and surprising statistics on coronavirus infections.

Health

‘Skinny gene’ offers obesity hope

Scientists have isolated a gene that appears to help keep skinny people slim, potentially providing new treatments for obesity.

Health news

Australia’s fattest postcodes

Regional New South Wales is home to the highest obesity rates in Australia according to the Australian Health Tracker by Area report released on Thursday.

Diseases

New drug could treat diabetes

An international study, led by Monash University, has uncovered a drug that could treat obesity, diabetes and loss of muscle mass.

Health

Why people gain weight as they age

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now we know why.

Health News

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to improved insulin levels and lower body fat percentages.

Health

Weight linked to brain ageing

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain ageing years later.

Health news

Australian life expectancy shocks

After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations.

Health

Australian life expectancy shock

Health authorities say that last month was the worst on record for confirmed cases of influenza – six times higher than the deadliest month on record, April 2017.

News

Top ‘prize’ Aussie men don’t want

Australian men have the highest rate of cancer of the 24 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, according to an analysis.

News

All about middle-aged weight gain

Our friends at Jean Hailes explain what's really going on in midlife weight gain, when and why you need to pay attention to it and what you can do to minimise or manage it.

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