obesity

How Grandad's diet could affect you

How Grandad's diet could affect you

New data from the University of NSW suggests that the diet of fathers – and even grandfathers – might be linked to their children’s predisposition to obesity.

Eating in, still getting fat

Eating in, still getting fat

Although takeaway food and other ready-made meal options are cheaper and more varied than ever before, most consumers still cook and eat their meals at home, says a new Euromonitor survey – but it’s not making us slimmer.

Fitness and fatness at PA Conference

Fitness and fatness at PA Conference

Day One of the Pharmacy Assistants Conference on the Gold Coast has started with some inspirational health and fitness tips from PainPod celebrity trainer Lauryn Eagle (pictured), and a look at the overweight and obesity situation in Australia from Biocuticals educator and clinical trials coordinator Andrew Whitfield Cook.

Who's getting fat, diabetes?

Who's getting fat, diabetes?

How much physical activity do you do… are you really doing as much as you think you are? Which age group is putting on the most weight, and how strong is the link between obesity and depression?

Facing up to diabetes

Facing up to diabetes

Diabetes Australia will launch a new campaign during National Diabetes Week (14-20 July) and is calling on pharmacies to help convey its messages.

Fat chance: which kids are most at risk?

Fat chance: which kids are most at risk?

Kids from non-English speaking backgrounds at most at-risk of being overweight, and lower levels of activity, claim researchers from Sydney Uni.

NSW primary school children from Middle-Eastern and Asian backgrounds are significantly more overweight than children from English-speaking backgrounds and have lower levels of physical activity and cardiovascular fitness, researchers say.

Food labelling star system gets the tick of approval

Food labelling star system gets the tick of approval

Food labelling star system

Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) has welcomed last week’s vote of intergovernmental support for new national front-of-pack food labelling based on a star system.

The system has also been backed by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).

Sleep: the magic formula?

Sleep: the magic formula?

How fragile is your sleep? As daylight saving ends on Sunday, sleep experts say that the many Australians who already sleep poorly could experience further unsettled nights unless they follow a sound formula for quality sleep.

We're in diabetes denial, report shows

We're in diabetes denial, report shows

More than two-thirds of Australians say they’re in excellent health: yet we have one of the highest rates of obesity among developed countries and 280 of us develop diabetes every day.

Women, worry about your own health too: Priceline

Women, worry about your own health too: Priceline

Women are pharmacy’s strongest customer: because they’re often the family caregiver, they also tend to be primary shoppers in households. But sometimes they also need to place greater emphasis on their own health: and International Women’s Day (8 Mar) is a great reminder to do so, says Bronwyn Flanagan, Priceline Pharmacy Service Manager.

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