Proposed ban on soft drinks in hospitals

NSW Shadow Health Minister Walt Secord today proposed a phased-in ban on “sugary” soft drinks in all more than 200 hospitals in NSW. The ban would extend to all vending machines, restaurants, kiosks and cafeterias within hospitals. However, he said that there would have to be a transition period for existing contracts in those facilities. Mr […]

Diabetes and climate change: two linked catastrophes

Rates of diabetes and climate change have been linked in a letter published on 3 February 2014 in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia. “Both diabetes and climate change threaten the wellbeing of millions of people worldwide. However they are both signs of the same crisis. Our lifestyles and the economic forces […]

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