Australian Youth More at Risk of Obesity

There are renewed calls for a sugar tax, with a report showing Australian youth are nearly twice as likely to be obese as their parents and one in five kids are now overweight before they start school. The rates of obesity in Australia are...

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App Addressing Childhood Obesity in Regional Victoria

Australian tech company, Oxil has officially launched the Challenger App and jumped into the deep end from the get-go by including over 1000 students in South West Victoria. The simple to use app was developed with the purpose of improving health...

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Calls for Mandatory Tests in our Emergency Depts

Regional Queensland children are more likely to be overweight or obese and at risk of developing type-2 diabetes than their Brisbane cousins. Queensland Health statistics show almost every regional Queensland city has a higher rate of overweight...

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This Is Why Child Obesity Rates Have Soared

New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in obesity rates among children and adolescents over the last four decades. This is the largest study of its kind and it paints a startling...

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What Causes Obesity in Children?

In the modern day life, it is often hard to watch diet and maintain weight along with overall health due to the overflow of foods that are less in nutritional value as well as lack of time to properly monitor the daily intake. Most of the adults...

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