Chinese investment into Australian health firms, including supplement manufacturers, will continue to grow as the country's healthcare system matures and the population ages, analysts from KPMG are forecasting.
Health and social care decision makers have been asked to consider the merits of providing elderly care home residents with supplements instead of their normal diets, after study results found supplements were a cost-effective way of treating malnourished...
Guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency and supplementation strategies should consider the how different jobs and shift patterns affect status, according to new research that finds job type may be a major factor in vitamin D deficiency.
Screening incoming patients for malnutrition and prompt initiation of an oral nutrition supplement program may shorten a patient's length of hospital stay by 25% and reduce the risk of readmission by 27%, says a new study.
There have been huge changes in the way malnutrition is seen and managed in European hospitals in the last 30 years – but a more preventative, community-based approach is needed to cut public health costs, according to a British Association for Parenteral...
People in the UK think paying for personalised nutrition advice improves commitment and motivation to follow it – but a culture of free health care means most would still expect this service to be free, according to researchers.
The eye health benefits of astaxanthin will steadily increase demand for this already red-hot ingredient, says Rudi Moerck, PhD, CEO of Valensa, one of the major suppliers. This benefit is tied into an aging demographic; few younger consumers think about...
Premium products, mega-spend marketing, and global ambitions are driving growth for Swisse Wellness, says its CEO, days after inking a ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare giving it access to over 50 countries.
In another high profile blow to the credibility of dietary supplements, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has removed all but a few dietary supplements from its formulary, meaning parents of children in the hospital will have to sign a waiver in...
The government is planning a public education campaign to help consumers understand the new hybrid front-of-pack (FoP) nutrition labelling scheme the Department of Health (DH) recently launched to stem rising obesity levels.
Gunter Haesaerts, the man who in 2004 convinced French authorities that cranberries could be beneficial for the urinary tract and won an associated health claim, has submitted a proprietary claim to the EU’s food safety agency via his high-dose cranberry...
Food companies may have greater freedom in communicating the healthful benefits of foods and supplements to health care professionals (HCPs) than exist under the nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR), according to a legal journal.
Nestlé has announced the creation of two new organisations to develop personalised health science nutrition to prevent and treat health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's.
A consortium of trade, scientific and consumer groups has launched a campaign to establish an Institute of Medicine expert panel to establish dietary reference intakes (DRI) for EPA and DHA omega-3, and secure funding from Congress.
Alltracel hopes two new delivery formats for its cellulose based
bioactive substance, which is aimed at cardiovascular health, will
help it repeat a second successful financial year and bring the
product closer to the dietary supplement...
ReGen and Metagenics are preparing for the launch of Colostrinin
with the presentation of data on the nutraceutical's potential for
cognitive function before a group that could be instrumental in its
success - natural health...
A new report has highlighted a lack of awareness about
cholesterol-levels amongst many British women, which could be
addressed by marketing from food manufacturers and educational
efforts from heathcare organisations.
The traditional diet in many Eastern European countries relies
heavily on fatty foods like red meat and less emphasis is given to
vegetables as elsewhere. But as consumers become more aware of the
link between diet and health, companies...
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
is introducing warnings labels for black cohosh products on
potential liver damage, following reports from two committees that
have reviewed the safety data...
Spending on health and healthcare in most developed countries has
risen dramatically over the past five years, according to a new
report from think-tank the Organisation for Economic Co-operation
and Development (OECD).
Mutual funds investing in health and biotechnology stocks have
provided little shelter from the bear market this year. Managers of
these funds say an aging population underpins demand for health
care products and services and the...
The market for functional foods is being driven by a greater
responsibility for personal health care amongst Europeans,
according to a new report by market research company, Mintel.The
research shows that the European functional foods...