EFFORTS to reduce the dietary demon sugar are starting to resemble those marshalled against nicotine and cigarettes as the federal government calls for input on labelling options for packaged food and...

An investigation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRAC) has concluded drinking very hot beverages probably causes cancer of the oesophagus in...

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report is predicting that the global number of obese children could rise from 41 million to 70 million over the next decade unless governments intervene.   The...

Management Digest   Australia and New Zealand have introduced an easy to understand front-of-pack Health Star Rating system. A key question is whether children understand the system and whether it...

Consumer advocacy group, CHOICE, is calling for the government to clearly label sugar on food products following the consumer group’s finding that there are 43 different names food companies use...

A new study reveals that drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases that rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, diabetes...

WHO sugar intake recommendations provoke debate The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a new guideline recommending that adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less...

Metals in food a concern for WA children, study Children in Western Australia are being exposed to potentially elevated levels of metals from their food, according to research from Edith Cowan University...

WHO is proposing to reduce sugar intake guidelines by half The World Health Organisation (WHO) has begun public consultation on its draft guidelines on sugar intake, which recommends that sugars should...

Cutting salt could prevent 5,800 heart attacks Cutting Australia’s salt intake could prevent an estimated 5,800 heart attacks, the National Heart Foundation of Australia has said. The Heart Foundation...