They say that grey hair is a symbol of wisdom. This is so true as many Australian seniors are now taking a more proactive approach to their own healthcare by doing independent research to stay healthy and active.
Tulsi, ashwagandha and cardamom are three of the hottest Ayurvedic ingredients right now, but the likelihood of them gaining mass appeal in Europe and the US is limited by scepticism of complementary medicine, it has been claimed.
Australia’s complementary medicines industry has warned the opposition Labor party that its new policy to cut the rebate for natural therapies was a “false economy” that would only succeed in damaging the nation’s health.
The Australian complementary health industry lobbied state and territory ministers assembled at a Medicare reform meeting in Canberra last weekend to press for increased policy recognition for natural nutrition.
More than 70 university academics have demanded that the New Zealand government imposes a “significant tax” on sugary drinks, claiming that the move would improve health in the world’s fourth-most obese nation.
There is still an Australian self-view involving reckless abandon, a laissez-faire approach to rules and an attitude toward life that involves doing what we want, when we want. Ours is a land where personal choice rules, we believe.
By Prof. Alan Bensoussan. director of the Australian National Institute of Complementary Medicine
Traditional and complementary medicines are widely used around the world and despite being frequently criticised for making unjustified clinical claims remain, the field remains one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare.
The decision by Blackmores, the well-known Australian supplements company, to fund alternative medicine research at Sydney Univeristy has sparked a debate into whether universities should accept money from corporations to fund research.
By Carl Gibson, chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia
General practitioners need to gain a better understanding of complementary medicines, especially now that the Australian health minister, Sussan Ley, has announced a collaborative governance arrangement for future GP training.
Canadian biopharmaceutical krill oil research and development company Acasti Pharma, which is working on the commercialisation of new forms of omega-3 phospholipid therapies for the treatment and prevention of certain cardiometabolic disorders, has been...
Complementary medicine may have been welcomed back to the fold after an official review panel added a new chapter on alternative health to the landmark discussion document on healthcare deregulation it released last year.
Australia’s non-pharmaceutical medicines lobby has called on the government ahead of the federal budget to reflect on the economic and health benefits its members have had on Australia’s healthcare system.
The methods of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council have been panned after expert opinion branded its review of evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy as “shoddy” and “fatally flawed” prior to its publication.
After years of calling for changes in Australia’s supremely tight regulatory framework, Australian complementary medicine manufacturers might just get some of the things they’ve been asking for, even if the process will only be a “quiet revolution”, according...
Australian complementary health under the spotlight
Each day this week, FoodNavigator-Asia will be looking at elements of Australia’s complementary health industry, and assessing its progress in the face of a regulatory system that might well be trimmed to deliver greater innovation. Today, we look the...
Speaking at the complementary medicines industry’s national conference Sydney, the chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia welcomed a report by Frost & Sullivan to show a robust link between some complementary medicines with the reduced...
Although Malaysia’s halal certification is pretty much the only such standard that is accepted across the world, the body behind it continues to refuse to allow the accreditation of medicines to avoid causing life or death cases of panic.
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).
Following the recent publication of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on the nation’s health, which shows a growing trend among individuals to take responsibility for their health, the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia...
Swisse Wellness’ global growth is continuing with new office set to open in Europe and Asia soon, but global expansion will require a re-allocation of US resources and a withdrawal from the US market, albeit for a couple of years.
Ahead of the Australian national Budget next week, the Complementary Healthcare Council has called on lawmakers to move away from what it calls a “short-sighted slash-and-burn approach” and adopt a long-term focus of endorsing complementary treatments.
Profile: Carl Gibson, CEO of Complementary Healthcare Council, Australia
For somebody who is often seen to be “slamming” an unfavourable study, or “hitting back” at research showing complementary medicine in a negative light, Carl Gibson is in a less belligerent mood today.
Australia’s Complementary Healthcare Council has responded to a raft of media articles about alleged mislabelling of complementary medicines by pointing to the strict regulations herbal products must adhere to in the country.