Australia could save $3.4 billion in healthcare costs by introducing a package of taxes on sugar, salt and saturated fat, and sugary drinks, while subsidising fruits and vegetables, University of Melbourne modelling shows.
A new discovery showing how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat. In particular, the protein that activated hair follicle growth was shown to also inhibit fat production.
In light of growing global obesity problems, Melbourne Institute’s Deborah Cobb-Clarke joins ABC 24 to discuss economic and social research exploring the impacts of pricing and availability constraints on people’s food and drink consumption choices.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.