Despite a struggling economy, Italy has the healthiest citizens in the world

Money is hard to come by these days in Italy but at least people have their good health.

Taxing junk food and subsidizing healthy items will make us live longer and save billions in the health system

That’s 500,000 extra years of healthy life and more than AUD 3 billion in costs for Australia’s current population.

Healthy Snacks That Might Boost Work Productivity

Gimme some of that avocado, I got a lot of work to do.

Massive report on cannabis confirms health benefits, calls for more research

Roll up! Your sleeves so we can do some research, of course.

Bike lanes may be the most cost-effective ways to improve public health

A new study has revealed that among all the existing measures to improve public health, bike lanes could trump them all.

Modern humans lost some of their smoke-resistance genes and we don’t know why

So remember, don’t smoke kids.

Late-term babies are likelier to be classed as ‘gifted’ in school, but also at risk of health problems

Parents should know this if they want to make an informed decision.

Viking gene may carry predisposition to lung disease

A previous study found that Vikings suffered from massive worm infestations, and this may be the key to an inherited predisposition to emphysema and other lung conditions.

Just one energy drink can pose significant health risks

A single energy drink can alter your health significantly, and consuming energy drinks regularly can be absolutely devastating.

Eating food rich in protein can boost cardiovascular health as much as exercise or quitting smoking

The results of a new UEA study reveal that people who eat high levels of certain amino acids found in meat and plant-based protein have lower blood pressure and show less arterial stiffness, directly translating to higher levels of cardiovascular health. The magnitude of the association is similar to those previously reported for lifestyle risk factors including salt intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking.