Crops like cauliflower could benefit from the use of human urine as fertiliser Urine could be successfully recycled to fertilise crops according to University of Sydney civil engineering researchers who...

The Heart Foundation is concerned that Australians are eating more cakes than fruit More than two thirds (68 per cent) of Australian adults are eating biscuits and cakes daily compared with 58 per cent...

Dietary supplements may upset the balance in the body’s cells and therefore cause more harm than good, according to new research from Norway. The study, which is being conducted by a research group at...

A third of Australians have “unmanaged” high blood cholesterol, and one in five adults with diabetes do not know they have the condition, according to the results of a biomedical survey for chronic...

A panel of leading Australian food industry experts has ruled out plain packaging of high calorie foods as a possible way to fight obesity. Plain paper packaging was one of the key topics debated at the...

An Australian study has found that children who drink flavoured milk are nearly twice as likely to meet their daily calcium targets as exclusively plain milk drinkers. The study, published recently by...

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) today released revised Australian Dietary Guidelines which the NHMRC said was a “clear and practical approach” to health. Since the last set...

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)’s new draft dietary guidelines, published today, have been welcomed by leading Australian scientists and nutrition experts. Emphasis on whole...

A prominent Western Australian scientist has found that, despite numerous studies previously highlighting the potential benefits of consuming specific nutrients and foods to prevent stroke, dietary patterns...

A three-year study at Newcastle University in the UK has found that wild birds prefer conventional birdseed over organic. Lead researcher Dr Ailsa McKenzie said the results might be of “considerable...