The kind of food your father relished may have a direct impact on your health and overall wellbeing, according to new research.

The study suggested a dad's diet before they conceive could be genetically passed onto the next generation, with a subsequent impact on those childrens' mental health.

Professor Antonio Paolini from RMIT's School of Health Sciences, who led the cross-generational study, said male rats allowed to eat abundant amounts of food were compared to those with access to 25 percent fewer calories in their diet.

The wonderful human behaviour that elevates all our morals.


Would you give your seat to someone unable to stand or protect a stranger from attack? We may say we would, but we don't always. Is this human nature, or can we be taught to be kind?


Acts of kindness can spread surprisingly easily between people — just by observing someone else being generous.

They activate parts of the brain involved in motivating action and of social engagement, a new study finds. In turn we are also more likely to ‘pay it forward’. Scientists call this the ‘moral elevation’ effect.

The first evidence from the lab of this effect was found in 2010.

Are you hostile or relaxed, stressed or social? Your traits play an important role in your well-being

Could your personality kill you—or might it make you live longer? Could it give you heart disease, or protect you from illness? Could it push you toward or away from doctor appointments?

"Everything is related to everything else. How stressed or angry you are, and how you interact with the world, is contingent in large part on your personality style," says Michael Miller.

Scientists warn that the "safe" alternatives to endocrine disrupters in foods and clothing can be just as harmful and even lead to miscarriages.


Fluorinated substances are found everywhere in our daily environment, from the food we eat to the material it is packaged in. These widely used chemicals are popular with the food industry but they also accumulate in our bodies over time.


A new study has revealed that "post-Ebola syndrome" may persist even after the virus is cured. 


Ebola survivors experienced negative health effects that persisted more than two years after the 2007-2008 Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BDBV) outbreak in Uganda that claimed 39 lives. 


This represents the largest long-term study to-date on Ebola survivors, and examines health events more than two years after initial exposure to BDBV.