Determine the personal and scientific realities of Australia's obesity epidemic with SBS's new three-part weekly documentary series: 'The Obesity Myth', debuting on Monday 4 September on SBS at 7.30pm. #TheObesityMyth
What was the point of losing all that weight if I was still going to agonise over being fat?
It wasn't until Joshua was in his late 20s that the kilos really started to pile on. Having already been through depression and drug addiction, he was determined to ensure that obesity wouldn't be his...
Common sense dictates that you can't catch obesity simply by standing next to a larger person, writes Helen Razer. So why is the topic of obesity such a source of discomfort and anger for so many non-...
A conversation about our evolving attitudes towards fatness.
Adolescent Arab-Australians are among the most likely groups in the country to be classified as overweight or obese. Ruby Hamad asks if culture and genetics are to blame or whether something else is a...
"When the GP asked me a few gentle questions, I began to cry. I didn’t know then, but I do now, that those were tears of relief."
My son is five and he’s autistic. For the first three years of his life, he couldn’t really speak or properly interact with anyone.
The “subtitles” button changed my life. In the age of online streaming where subtitles are readily available, it's strange that cinemas are not adapting as well.
The social media hashtag giving patients a voice.
The hours of 2 and 4 pm are inevitably the nadir of my day. Time stretches in front of me, a barren desert.
The growing conversation around postnatal depression still neglects the ways in which experiences of early motherhood are shaped by factors such as culture and...
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the causes, but so far the research indicates our genes and environment each have a role in driving susceptibility to MS.
Personality and mood researchers share their advice.
It's hard to resist the gut-clenching urge to gain control over the situation.
"To some, Maddie was just a junkie - when they saw her addiction, they stopped seeing her. And what a loss for them."
"People who have body image concerns would probably be confronted in a big way with this activity."
"It is not uncommon for families to have more than one schizophrenic diagnosis."
The toxic cocktail chipping away at a migrant's psychological well-being.
"I would leave home three or four hours earlier than necessary and work back late to avoid catching the train at peak hour."
The series’ title alone is a provocation, but it also offers an invitation (How ‘Mad’ Are You?) to place ourselves in the shoes of the participants.
"I didn't want to wake up. I found comfort in sleep because I felt like that was my escape. Waking up was a struggle."
Social media users are pledging to help tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness.
I've tried everything barring bee-venom therapy - yes that's a thing.