Aged & Allied Health > Nutrition & dietetics

Blood spot tests set to replace costly vials

25 February, 2020 by Belinda Willis, The Lead South Australia

Blood testing technology developed by South Australian medical researchers is poised to transform the nutrition industry.


On a mission to improve food in aged care

14 February, 2020

The Maggie Beer Foundation was established to bring about real change to food experiences for aged-care residents, with the aim that every meal provides comfort and pleasure and is always something to look forward to.


SPC ProVital — Easy Nutrition for Life

13 January, 2020

Australian food manufacturer SPC is committed to providing delicious and expertly formulated products designed to address specific health requirements and support Australia's ageing population.


How big alcohol is trying to fool us into thinking drinking is safer than it really is

22 October, 2019 by Peter Miller, Deakin University

Australia's guidelines on alcohol consumption are under ongoing review by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), with new draft guidelines expected to be released in November.


Packaged foods trigger "tsunami of dietary ill health"

27 August, 2019

The high levels of sugar, saturated fat, salt and kilojoules in many favourite products on supermarket shelves are potentially making us sick, with a possible "tsunami of dietary ill health" coming our way, researchers say.


Upping the hospital food game

20 August, 2019 by Andrew Thomson*

Harnessing culinary skills to improve the quality of hospital food can deliver cost savings and better quality of care.


Eat to lower skin cancer risk

05 August, 2019

Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin A may be a way to reduce skin cancer risk, research shows.


Chefs training to lift standards in Aged Care

28 June, 2019

Over the past five years, Chefs On The Run has steadily increased its involvement with — and knowledge of — the Aged Care and Health Sector.


Using smartphone apps to promote lifestyle changes

25 June, 2019 by Juhi Bhambhaney*

There is a huge potential for smartphone apps to support the services of private practice dietitians, especially young people.


High iron levels associated with reduced cholesterol

21 June, 2019

People with high iron levels are less likely to have high cholesterol, according to a new study. But this is a double-edged sword.


Hospitality in healthcare conference just around the corner

20 June, 2019

Here's what you need to know about this year's Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare National Conference.


6 signs that obsessive exercising is due to an eating disorder

14 June, 2019 by Dr Phillipa Hay*

Regular exercise is healthy — but obsessive-compulsive exercise is frequently driven by an underlying eating disorder.


1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths from lack of fruit

09 June, 2019

A diet low in fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes annually.


2 in 3 patients don't reveal complementary medicine use

16 April, 2019

New Australian research has found that 2 in 3 patients do not tell their doctor what complementary medicines they are taking, creating interactions risks.


Naturopathy: the evidence is clear

19 March, 2019

A new study finds that naturopathic treatment results in clinically significant benefits for a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


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