Medical Nutrition

China's food sector: Is there room left for the little guys?

China's food sector: Is there room left for the little guys?

By Paul O'Brien, China food regulatory analyst

China may have opened up its economy even more in the last several years but it's not as if the floodgates are wide apart. Much of this "openness" is actually born out of necessity rather than a love of equity. It's foreign trade policies...

Authentic action: Standing out in a competitive landscape

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Authentic action: Standing out in a competitive landscape

By Natasha Flynn, business development manager, HealthDirection

With more than 30,000 businesses generating sales of over A$4bn (US$3.1bn), the Australian complementary medicines industry has created a highly competitive landscape.

Diabetics should be wary of paleo diet ‘hype’

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Diabetics should be wary of paleo diet ‘hype’

By Gary Scattergood

The Australian Diabetes Society president has said people with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, arguing there have been no trials going beyond 12 weeks.

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...

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