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Senior official: Australia needs preventative-curative health approach

Senior official: Australia needs preventative-curative health approach

By RJ Whitehead

Australian governments must wean patients off expensive hospital treatment by investing more heavily in preventative medicine and risk management, according to a senior health official, at a time when lifestyle diseases are putting a serious strain on...

Resveratrol analogue shows nutraceutical promise

Resveratrol analogue shows nutraceutical promise

By Nathan Gray

A naturally occurring resveratrol analogue known as oxyresveratrol could provide industry with better water solubility whilst maintaining potential health benefits, say researchers.

How can India beat large-scale childhood malnutrition?

How can India beat large-scale childhood malnutrition?

By Nathan Gray

New strategies that aim to help improve social circumstances as well as invest in nutrition specific programs is vital to fight the widespread childhood undernutrition and stunting in India, say researchers.

Japanese researchers screened 12 prebiotics and 40 probiotics to try and find combinations that helped fight off oral infections.

Japan

Novel synbiotic combinations could aid dental health

By Nathan Gray

New ‘synbiotic’ combinations of probiotics and prebiotics could be used to fight off bacterial and fungal infections in the mouth, according to a new Japanese-led pilot study.

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