Australia is losing the battle against obesity and more attention must be given to the role of drugs in managing weight loss, UNSW researchers say.
A snapshot of Australia's young people shows high rates of obesity and mental illness and vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse.
Researchers from UNSW are part of a team which has developed a novel way to control the extreme weight loss that commonly accompanies and hastens death in late stage cancer patients.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have shown that 'comfort eating' is not a socially contrived phenomenon - but rather one based in biology. The result could explain why some people over-eat when under stress.
Children are 20 percent more likely to become overweight if their mothers go from not working to working more than 20 hours a week, according to research from UNSW.