Tag: obesity


Improving care: Treating obese patients with compassion and dignity

The Council of Australian Government (COAG) has found in its recent healthcare report that the number of Australians who are obese has reached "staggering" numbers. These findings are considered to have a direct impact on our healthcare system that will have to adapt to patients with different needs. We had the chance to speak to…

8 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights


Australian Obesity Summit Exclusive Interviews

[tweetmeme source= "informa_oz" only_single=false] We had the opportunity to speak to Professor Boyd Swinburn, Population Health, and Director of WHO Collaboration Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, about fighting the pressure for the over consumption of poor foods. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpE3FCs5jac] **************** Watch Sharif Deen, Personal Trainer of Sharifit and Former Contestant of The Biggest Loser, as…

7 Sep 2010, by Informa Insights


Improved labelling ‘critical’ in addressing obesity epidemic

Improved labelling is critical in addressing the obesity epidemic, says Heart Foundation spokesperson Anne-Marie Mackintosh, but it is only one part of a multi-strategy campaign. Labelling can help people make healthier food choices and in doing so, people are more likely to follow the Australian dietary guidelines which are the key to improving overall health,…

22 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights