Health Features

Viva! Health unravels the most recent scientific research and makes it easy to understand. Here we update you on the latest findings...

What is our natural diet? Are humans evolutionarily adapted to eat animals, plants or both?
Thrush, that annoying and for some, embarrassing infection of the vagina, is startlingly common - and on the increase. 
Simply by going veggie, children cut their risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity… So what are they eating – and what should they be eating? Here’s some winning tips to get it right! 
Recent studies show that when compared with meat-eaters, vegetarians have an incredible 25 per cent lower risk of dying from heart disease. How so? Many of the risk factors for heart disease are related to diet and vegetarian diets tend to be healthier.
Being vegan can boost fertility and help you have a vivacious and robust baby! 
Looking at the risks and benefits of enjoying wine and says ‘salud’!
By Dr Justine Butler   Tell your friends and family that changing your diet can help in the battle against breast cancer. Dr Justine Butler launches the VVF’s new campaign to do just that.
By Veronika Powell   In order to grow up big and strong with healthy bones you need to gobble up milk and lots of dairy products, right? So why do countries that consume the most dairy have the highest rates of osteoporosis and fragile bones? Viva! Health’s new ‘Break Free’ campaign destroys the myths and shows what really matters for healthy bones.
By Veronika Powell   Parents, it seems, are constantly under pressure as to the best way to feed their children. During your own childhood, and throughout the lives of your own children, you will have heard many times the constant claim that children need milk and dairy products to grow up big and strong and have healthy bones.
By Dr Justine Butler   Dr Justine Butler demolishes the enduring myth that you need cow’s milk for healthy bones!