Health experts say depression treatment needs to change to incorporate healthy eating and are calling for the government to subsidise the cost of a dietitian for people with the debilitating mental condition.
Children and teens from disadvantaged families, particularly boys living with a single parent, are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, an Adelaide study has shown.
Nine in 10 young people in detention have at least one form of severe neurodevelopmental delay, while at least a third have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to an Australian-first study.
The waistlines of adult Australians, and particularly women, have ballooned since 1989, research shows.
Australians are being told to think twice before reaching for the crackers and dip this Christmas, with new research revealing some dips are saltier than seawater.
The annual cost of treating obesity-related diseases is estimated to cost Australia $21 billion by 2025, according to new expert estimates.