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Health Dominates This Year's Product Of The Year Awards

4 min read

It's the world's largest consumer-voted award and Australians have weighed in to determine their 35 favourite products across a range of categories including beauty, health, cleaning and confectionery.

Health

Health

Aussie Suburbs With The Highest Obesity Rates Revealed

3 min read

Where you live has a huge impact on your weight, with Australia's obesity rates varying dramatically from regional towns to wealthy, coastal suburbs.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fugitive Spotted Hiding Out In Cave After 17 Years

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Health

Health

Aussie Researchers Say A Simple Nasal Spray Could Curb Obesity

2 min read

Australian scientists report that a simple nasal spray could decrease appetite and increase the metabolic rate in people who are obese.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Just Like Cigarettes, Sugary Products Need Warning Labels

6 min read

An image showing the number of teaspoons of sugar in food and drink products might soon be on all the packaging labels you see at your grocer.

News

News

Is Your Night Phone Use Giving You Sugar Cravings?

2 min read

More bad news for late-night device users - the blue light emitted by your screens may be causing you to reach for the lollies.

National

National

Sleeping With Your TV Or Laptop On Could Lead To Obesity

2 min read

New research has found that going to sleep with your TV on or laptop open may put you at risk of weight gain.

Health

Health

Kids Teased About Their Weight Just End Up Putting On More

3 min read

Overweight kids who are teased about their appearance have a 33 percent rise in BMI every year compared to kids that don't experience this bullying, according to new research.

Health

Health

Obesity Facts: Rural Australians Are Worse Off Than City Slickers

3 min read

It's well-documented that obesity threatens the lives of billions of people around the world, but blaming city-living for this spike has been debunked in a major study.

Health

Health

Experts Slam 'Batsh*t' Teen Weight-Loss Trial, Call For End To 'Reckless' Study

4 min read

Pressure is mounting to end a controversial Australian study that puts teenagers on strict diet and fasting plans to monitor weight loss.

Health

Health

New Research Says Dust Could Contribute To Weight Gain

2 min read

Chemicals found in household dust may contribute to fat cell growth, according to new research.

World

World

Sugary Drinks Linked To 31 Percent Higher Risk Of Death: Study

2 min read

New research offers yet another reason to avoid sugary drinks.

Politics

Politics

Bridget McKenzie Apologises -- Again -- For 'Out Of Context' Obesity Photo

1 min read

Deputy Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie has again apologised for a photo where she appeared to be making fun of obesity.

News

News

Senator McKenzie Under Fire For Appearing To Mock Overweight People

1 min read

Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie has come under fire for posting a photograph of herself appearing to mock obese people at the National Obesity Summit.

Life

Life

Did Your Grandparents Make You Fat? Answer: Probably

2 min read

Experts claim that kids who are looked after by grandparents are often given chocolate and lollies and are less likely to be taken outside to play.

National

National

'Unhealthy' Lunchbox: Why Was This Mother Shamed?

2 min read

The school deemed the food 'unhealthy' and would not let her child eat it.

Health

Health

The Radical Weight Loss Surgery That Could Save Andre From 'A Terrible Death Sentence'

4 min read

At 367 kilograms, doctors estimate Andre Nasr has a 30 percent chance of being alive in the next ten years.

Views

Views

The Disappearing Penis: Why Men Need To 'Take Charge' Of Their Member

4 min read

Men, unless you want to take Viagra for the rest of your life, it's time to take charge.

National

National

The Complicated Minefield Of Tackling Childhood Obesity

2 min read

Without data childhood obesity will never be completely understood.

National

National

Aussie Kids Could Be Weighed At School To Tackle Obesity

3 min read

About one in four Australian children and adolescents are overweight or obese.

Health

Health

Australia’s Rate Of Severe Obesity Has Doubled In Just 20 Years

2 min read

The obesity epidemic has become a "major" public health issue, but some argue it is largely being ignored.