Type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. The good news is that it is largely preventable. Here's what you need to know.
Millions of Australians are living with both physical and mental ill health, according to a new report, which has for the first time revealed the link between chronic disease like diabetes and back pain, and mental wellbeing.
Most people know smoking causes lung cancer and heart disease, but less than a third of us realise it can also cause acute leukaemia and rheumatoid arthritis. These are the findings of new study, raising the question of whether cigarette warning labels need a refresh to fix this.
Diabetics across Australia are struggling to source an essential piece of equipment used to monitor their health.
Patients like Inawintji Williamson will be able to return home after the federal government provided $25 million for five new remote dialysis clinics.
There are 28 countries in the world that tax sugar-sweetened drinks and the Australian Medical Association wants Australia to join the list.
As a young man, Paul Walker ignored a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and continued to neglect his health. He's had toes amputated, a triple bypass and kidney problems — and he wants Australians to take the disease more seriously.
Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day is more likely to benefit than harm your health, experts say, after a review brings together more than 200 studies on the health impacts of the beverage.
Researchers at Perth's Curtin University say they are close to developing a food supplement containing lupin seed extract which could prove more potent than some pharmaceutical drugs in tackling diabetes.