Junk food tax to tackle obesity backed by former Weight Watchers head

Former Weight Watchers global vice president Scott Penn has called for a tax on junk food that has no...

New study explores the best exercise for heart health

Physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, but are specific sports better or worse for your heart's health? Vigorous physical activity has been found...

Gene for alcohol moderation found: study

Researchers have identified a gene associated with a person's "appetite" for alcohol, potentially paving a way for a pharmaceutical treatment of alcoholism. Alcohol drinking is...

GP revolt over new patient care

A new scheme plans to give chronically ill patients a maximum $1795 worth of GP care a year. Picture: iStock DOCTORS are in revolt over...

Why we need a national approach to thunderstorm asthma

The tragic deaths of at least eight people, apparently from thunderstorm asthma, highlights the risk from environmental hazards, even...
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