December 16, 2019
Hoping to get in shape for summer? Ditch the fads in favour of a diet more likely to stick
With summer upon us, some people may be hoping to shed a few kilos. Although a quick-fix can be tempting, to keep the weight off in the longer term, here’s how to steer clear of the fads.
January 2, 2019
How celebrity non-experts and amateur opinion could change the way we acquire knowledge
Celebrities are turning away from the fields that made them famous and becoming amateur experts.
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December 13, 2018
The key to our humanity isn’t genetic, it’s microbial
The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.
October 9, 2018
Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
April 26, 2018
The lifestyle factors that cause cancer – and why many people are still confused by the risks
Paradoxically, people who know the real causes of cancer are also the most likely to believe in mythical causes of it.
December 21, 2017
Experts say these two things are the secret to living a longer life
More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there’s more of them – what does this tell us?
November 17, 2017
Your parents’ lifestyles can determine your health – even as an adult
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.
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October 17, 2017
Our calculator will guess how many healthy years of life you have left
How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
October 10, 2017
What’s behind the huge increase in breast cancer rates in China?
Breast cancer rates in China are rising, and are expected to continue rising for the next three decades.
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May 31, 2017
What rural, coastal Puerto Ricans can teach us about thriving in times of crisis
At society’s margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
February 20, 2017
How to stop your lunch break damaging your health
Seven million workers are missing out on information which keep keep them healthier.
March 31, 2016
Eco-authenticity: advocating for a low-carbon world while living a high-carbon lifestyle
Cognitive dissonance: scholars need to confront the undeniable conflict of pushing for action on climate change, while maintaining a high-energy lifestyle.
August 26, 2015
Balancing the health budget: chronic disease investment pays big dividends
Economic modelling shows that policies to reduce chronic diseases can have large economic benefits –A$4.5 billion a year for diabetes alone – by reducing health costs and boosting the workforce.
July 23, 2015
Children exercising is a necessity for development, but there are limits
Globally, evidence points to children becoming less active because they would rather play computer games than be outdoors.
May 8, 2015
For older women, exercise buddies make all the difference
The relationship that older women build up with their trainers is key to maintaining their participation in exercise programs.
March 26, 2014
Scotland the brainy: why are there so many graduates in Edinburgh and Glasgow?
A major factor shaping urban life is the quality of the workforce, particularly the presence of highly skilled and educated workers. Urban policymakers often argue that graduates are a driver of economic…