Health Care

Research: Aussie sugar tax 'would not punish the poor’

Research: Aussie sugar tax 'would not punish the poor’

By RJ Whitehead

A major criticism of the public health lobby’s proposed sugar sweetened beverage tax—that it would unfairly punish the poor and disadvantaged—may have been debunked by research from Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre. 

Childhood stunting costs Philippines almost 3% of GDP

Childhood stunting costs Philippines almost 3% of GDP

By RJ Whitehead

A report by a global children’s charity has revealed that the Philippines economy is losing at least PHP328bn (US$7bn) a year due to the impact of childhood stunting on workforce productivity and education. 

Vitamin Angels boosts efforts in Indonesia with MOU

Vitamin Angels boosts efforts in Indonesia with MOU

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin Angels has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Muhammadiyah, among the largest and oldest charitable organizations in Indonesia, to collaborate on alleviating micronutrient deficiency among children under age 5.

Industry body slams watchdog for reinventing the claims wheel

Australia

Industry body slams watchdog for reinventing the claims wheel

By RJ Whitehead

Australia’s complementary medicines chief has hit out at an an inquiry into “the promotion of false or misleading health-related information or practices” by the New South Wales committee of the Healthcare Complaints Commission (HCCC).