CHOICE - Food and health and trusted tests, reviews and investigations of food health and beauty products from CHOICE Australia. Copyright 2015, 01 Mar 2015 23:28:00 GMTFood and healthSportswear - why is it so expensive?

We put seven gym tights to the test to find out if you really need to pay top dollar for decent gym wear.

Beauty and personal careMon, 16 Feb 2015 10:25:00 GMT
Contraception options expert guide

CHOICE's health experts compare contraceptive options available in Australia, including long-acting reversible methods, hormonal injections, IUD, the pill and emergency contraception.

General healthFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:49:00 GMT
Yaz and Yasmin contraceptive pills - what are the side effects?

Considering the class actions and studies linking contraceptive pills Yaz, Yasmin and their generics to health issues, should you be concerned about taking them?

General healthFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:47:00 GMT
Why Aussie-owned beers aren't on tap

Local brewers are locked out of taps thanks to market heavyweights who offer incentives and free gifts to pubs.

Food and drinkWed, 11 Feb 2015 09:35:00 GMT
Gym contracts − what to look out for

Gym contracts are easy to sign, but can be difficult to cancel. We outline the tricky terms and conditions to watch out for.

Diet and exerciseMon, 09 Feb 2015 14:19:00 GMT
Isagenix under the microscope

It's the program that promises to help you lose weight and make money, but is Isagenix all it's cracked up to be?

Diet and exerciseThu, 29 Jan 2015 10:29:00 GMT
Instant noodles

Instant noodles are often high in sodium and saturated fat. We look at the better brands and give tips on how to make them healthier.

Food and drinkFri, 09 Jan 2015 11:05:00 GMT
Cosmetic surgery tourism

Should you go offshore to save some bucks on your cosmetic procedure, or are there too many risks?

General healthTue, 23 Dec 2014 16:33:00 GMT
Eyelash extension safety

Eyelash extensions promise luscious lashes that last for up to six weeks, but are the health risks worth it?

Beauty and personal careThu, 04 Dec 2014 10:03:00 GMT
The Premium Wine Card

The Premium Wine Card claims to improve the taste of wine, softening tannins in red wine and acid in white. But does it live up to these claims? CHOICE investigates.

Food and drinkWed, 03 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT
Natural and organic cosmetics

We show you how to pick the genuine products, highlight some tricks and traps, and consider whether "natural" or "organic" cosmetics are actually any better than their "chemical" counterparts.

Beauty and personal careTue, 25 Nov 2014 16:34:00 GMT
Embarrassing (but common) conditions

From jock itch to hemorrhoids, incontinence to bad breath, we all suffer from embarrassing bodies. CHOICE looks at the causes and treatments of embarrassing conditions.

General healthThu, 20 Nov 2014 16:14:00 GMT
'Medically approved' products

What does it mean when cosmetics are "hypoallergenic" or "dermatologically tested", or they carry an endorsement by medical professionals – and can you trust it?

Beauty and personal careWed, 05 Nov 2014 09:53:00 GMT
Zoomies review

OK, so $30 may not seem like a lot of money, but there are plenty of better things to spend it on than Zoomies.

General healthTue, 04 Nov 2014 16:03:00 GMT
Fitness trackers review

Looking for the perfect companion to help you to keep to your fitness goals? We've put the latest fitness bands from Fitbit, Jawbone, Samsung and more through their paces.

Diet and exerciseWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:05:00 GMT
Home exercise equipment review

CHOICE reviews exercise equipment advertised on TV, including Pilates Power Gym, Total Gym XLS, Ab Coaster and more. Experts rate how useful, safe and fun they are.

Diet and exerciseTue, 19 Aug 2014 13:02:00 GMT
Electronic cigarettes

They’re marketed as a cleaner, greener, healthier and safer alternative to regular combustible cigarettes, but not everyone is convinced e-cigarettes are the answer.

General healthThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:45:00 GMT
Cause-related marketing

A charity needs to get its funding from somewhere, including private companies and organisations. But are marketing campaigns where brands align with charities a win for all parties involved?

Labelling and advertisingFri, 18 Jul 2014 14:14:00 GMT
Foods and medications that don’t mix

Eating particular foods when you’re taking some medication can reduce the effectiveness of your drugs or even be bad for your health.

General healthWed, 16 Jul 2014 16:46:00 GMT
Fermented foods

From yoghurt and sauerkraut to kefir and kombucha, CHOICE reviews different types of fermented foods to find whether they live up to claimed health benefits.

Food and drinkWed, 09 Jul 2014 14:29:00 GMT
Managing osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a major cause of pain and disability affecting more than one in three people over 60. There is no cure, apart from joint replacement surgery, but it can be managed.

General healthFri, 04 Jul 2014 10:05:00 GMT
Breakfast on-the-go products

The right breakfast can mean the difference between a good start to a day or a sluggish one – but finding a quick and simple option among the breakfast biscuits and other breakfast-on-the-go products can be tricky.

Food and drinkTue, 24 Jun 2014 10:59:00 GMT
Hair straightener reviews

Which is the best hair straightener - GHD, Glampalm, Cloud Nine, Silver Bullet or Remington? CHOICE puts these plus several more popular brands to the test to find out.

Beauty and personal careThu, 19 Jun 2014 13:48:00 GMT
Lifting the lid on corporate sponsorship

Corporate sponsorship is an increasingly common source of revenue for health-related organisations. We look at how corporate sponsors can exert their influence.

Labelling and advertisingThu, 12 Jun 2014 10:57:00 GMT
Pain relief drugs: Panadol and Nurofen

Panadol and Nurofen are responsible half the sales of pain relief drugs in Australia. But when it comes to their active ingredients - paracetamol and ibuprofen - a generic brand is just as good.

General healthThu, 12 Jun 2014 09:30:00 GMT
Know your body numbers

Prevention is the best medicine, and that includes keeping an eye on key indicators of your health like weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

General healthThu, 22 May 2014 16:40:00 GMT
Protein supplements

Protein supplements (mainly in the form of drink powders and bars) are marketed for weight loss, muscle mass building and post-exercise recovery, targeting dieters, elderly people and athletes. They may be helpful sometimes, but whether they're necessary is debatable.

Food and drinkMon, 28 Apr 2014 11:48:00 GMT
ANZAC biscuits review

Choice tests five brands of ANZAC biscuits, including Unibic, Coles and Woolworths, with an expert review and a lay panel taste test.

Food and drinkThu, 24 Apr 2014 10:50:00 GMT
Best chocolate brands

Our latest chocolate taste test includes 11 milk and 13 dark chocolate brands. Find out if our experts taste testers agreed with the people's choice.

Food and drinkMon, 14 Apr 2014 10:44:00 GMT
Hot cross buns on test

Using an expert judge and some enthusiastic taste testers, CHOICE put nine varieties of traditional fruit hot cross buns to the test.

Food and drinkMon, 14 Apr 2014 10:06:00 GMT
Do diet detox products work?

We ask the experts just how well diet detox products work when it comes to removing toxins and getting healthy.

Diet and exerciseWed, 09 Apr 2014 17:25:00 GMT
Alternative medicines

If you're getting over flu season, supplements can seem like a quick way to better health. Are they, though?

General healthThu, 03 Apr 2014 16:58:00 GMT
Serving up inconsistency

Unrealistic and inconsistent serving sizes in food and drinks create confusion for consumers and are a source of frustration for those watching their waistlines.

Labelling and advertisingThu, 03 Apr 2014 09:19:00 GMT
Free range eggs

If you’re buying free range eggs because you believe in animal welfare, the brands in the big supermarkets may not be meeting your expectations.

Food and drinkWed, 26 Mar 2014 17:58:00 GMT
Chemicals in clothing

While product safety is a hot legislative topic in other countries, it isn’t in in Australia.

General healthMon, 24 Mar 2014 16:19:00 GMT
Anti-wrinkle injections, Botox and fillers

Thinking about anti-wrinkle treatments but lost in a sea of Botox, injectables, synthetic and fat fillers?

Beauty and personal careMon, 24 Mar 2014 13:20:00 GMT
Direct-to-consumer health screening

Some health-screening services promise early detection of serious disease, but may instead result in unnecessary worry or false reassurance.

General healthTue, 18 Mar 2014 18:25:00 GMT
The Body Shop sells out on animal testing

CHOICE has found The Body Shop products on sale in airports in China, where under Chinese law products can be pulled off the shelves for safety testing at any time, which can include testing on animals.

Beauty and personal careTue, 11 Mar 2014 12:29:00 GMT
How to get fit and lose weight with apps and gadgets

Will a shiny new wearable fitness tracker or smartphone app help keep you on track with your health goals?

Diet and exerciseWed, 05 Mar 2014 10:43:00 GMT
Is coconut oil healthy?

Coconut oil is being hailed as the next big thing. CHOICE finds out what the experts have to say about this year’s latest food trend.

Food and drinkSun, 23 Feb 2014 21:18:00 GMT
Taking care of your feet

How to choose footcare products that work and shoes that are best for your feet.

Beauty and personal careFri, 21 Feb 2014 09:54:00 GMT
Fitness watches home test

The very athletic Davies family give us a rundown on a Garmin Forerunner, Magellan Switch, Polar and Tom Tom multi-sport fitness watches.

Diet and exerciseWed, 19 Feb 2014 14:48:00 GMT
Ethical clothing

Even Australian-made garments are likely not as ethically made as you thought they were. We look into the real cost of your clothes.

Beauty and personal careMon, 17 Feb 2014 09:14:00 GMT
Healthier takeaway food

Australia's love affair with takeaway is adding more salt, sugar and saturated fat to our diet. CHOICE looks at how you can keep trim without sacrificing the convenience of a Chinese, Thai or Indian takeaway.

Food and drinkTue, 04 Feb 2014 09:37:00 GMT
Who owns your beer?

Large breweries and industry companies using a cottage industry image to take over the craft beer market in Australia.

Food and drinkSun, 26 Jan 2014 15:29:00 GMT
Best and worst frozen pizzas

CHOICE reviews 50 frozen pizzas and finds that an enticing gourmet image is no guarantee of superior taste or a healthier meal.

Food and drinkTue, 21 Jan 2014 12:04:00 GMT
Organ donation

It's not enough to sign a register or a tick a box to signal your intent, it's important to talk to your family about your wishes.

General healthMon, 30 Dec 2013 12:56:00 GMT
Health facts and fiction

Read these widely held notions about everything from diet and exercise, to air travel and antioxidants.

General healthSat, 28 Dec 2013 12:10:00 GMT
Healthy ageing

The key to independent living and quality of life is good health, and it’s never too soon to start thinking about it.

General healthFri, 27 Dec 2013 12:09:00 GMT
Travel health guide

The last thing you need to worry about on a trip is illness. Here's how to keep safe and healthy while you're travelling.

General healthWed, 18 Dec 2013 14:58:00 GMT
Free range pork and turkey

Producers and retailers are free to make their own decisions about free-range labelling, making it hard for consumers to know just how "free range" their ham, pork, bacon and turkey really is.

Food and drinkFri, 06 Dec 2013 11:12:00 GMT
Dubious pharmacy products

From the dubious to the downright ineffective, CHOICE visits the high-profile offenders to find out more.

General healthFri, 06 Dec 2013 10:09:00 GMT
Cost of cosmetics

When it comes to cosmetic prices, why do Australians pay up to 200% more?

Beauty and personal careTue, 03 Dec 2013 12:20:00 GMT
Junk food advertising to kids

Around the globe, governments and communities are grappling with the social, financial and health costs of overweight and obese populations. Is restricting junk food advertising to kids part of the solution?

Food and drinkMon, 25 Nov 2013 10:22:00 GMT
Blood pressure monitor reviews

One in seven Australian adults suffer from some form of high blood pressure. If you’re one of them, monitoring your condition regularly at home with a blood pressure monitor can be useful.

General healthSun, 24 Nov 2013 10:50:00 GMT
Secret ingredient: chemicals in cleaners

It’s not easy to find out exactly what’s in that household multipurpose cleaner, and if it’s safe, as manufacturers aren’t required to include ingredients on the label and many chemicals permitted for use in Australia have never been tested.

General healthWed, 20 Nov 2013 16:39:00 GMT
First look: DermaWand

Our two triallists each used the DermaWand for six weeks. Find out if it lived up to its promise to deliver younger-looking skin.

Beauty and personal careWed, 13 Nov 2013 09:30:00 GMT
Food allergen warnings

Precautionary warnings on packaged foods are confusing consumers. How real is the risk of accidental cross-contamination of potentially dangerous allergens? CHOICE investigates.

Labelling and advertisingWed, 06 Nov 2013 16:20:00 GMT
Online optical stores

Our shadow shop found you can end up with the wrong prescription from an online store, or frames and lenses that don’t fit.

General healthMon, 04 Nov 2013 11:11:00 GMT
Surviving hospital: infections

Hospital-acquired infections can have serious consequences, including repeat surgery – or even fatalities – and cost Australia $1bn a year. CHOICE checks up on the situation.

General healthWed, 23 Oct 2013 18:50:00 GMT
Doctor No

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but what does the doctor keep away from? CHOICE finds out what 17 health professionals advise against.

General healthThu, 10 Oct 2013 17:24:00 GMT
Tattoo removal

The tool of choice for tattoo removal these days is a laser - a technology which can and has caused burns and permanent scars on tattoo removal patients. But that doesn't mean you're required to have any medical training to use one.

General healthTue, 08 Oct 2013 00:30:00 GMT
Online diet programs

CHOICE compares five popular online weight loss programs: the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation, the Biggest Loser Club, SureSlim, Weight Watchers, and the Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge.

Diet and exerciseWed, 02 Oct 2013 16:40:00 GMT
Hayfever treatment

There are several types of medication available over-the-counter or by prescription for the treatment of symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, congestion, itchy throat and burning eyes. Which work best?

General healthTue, 01 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMT
Dental costs: is the price right?

Prices for dental work can vary dramatically from practice to practice. We find out why.

Beauty and personal careMon, 16 Sep 2013 10:51:00 GMT
First look: Golfsense 3D golf sensor

See your golf swing on your smart device as well as speed, tempo and angle information to help find out what to fix and what to keep for a more repeatable swing.

Diet and exerciseWed, 04 Sep 2013 16:54:00 GMT
Culture clash: frozen yoghurt

Choice reviewed frozen yoghurt - or froyo - shops, and found they can be just as dangerous to your hip pocket as your waistline.

Food and drinkMon, 02 Sep 2013 17:00:00 GMT
Beard trimmers

Two CHOICE staffers check out some facial hair trimmers.

Beauty and personal careWed, 21 Aug 2013 11:05:00 GMT
Fitness à la carte

Gyms are diversifying to provide 24-hour access, fast workouts and specific types of workout, like CrossFit. Which one is right for you?

Diet and exerciseWed, 14 Aug 2013 12:39:00 GMT
Pregnancy supplements

Most pregnant women take supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other alternative medicines. While some are useful, others can do more harm than good.

General healthTue, 23 Jul 2013 10:53:00 GMT
What's in a sausage?

It's hard to tell exactly what's in a sausage, and sometimes you'll get more - or less - than you bargained for.

Food and drinkFri, 19 Jul 2013 17:24:00 GMT
Cough, cold and flu treatments

Learn how to prevent and effectively treat your common cold and flu symptoms.

General healthFri, 28 Jun 2013 11:49:00 GMT
Liquid breakfasts

Tapping into consumers’ increasing demand for meals on the go, liquid breakfasts are a growing category in the shopping aisles. These drinks quick and convenient, but we look at whether their health claims stack up.

Food and drinkMon, 24 Jun 2013 17:12:00 GMT
Bottled water

In some places tap water may not taste as good as bottled water, but it's still safe to drink. We find a little filtering is a lot cheaper than buying by the bottle.

Food and drinkFri, 07 Jun 2013 09:28:00 GMT
Endocrine disrupting chemicals

Learn how to identify and avoid common chemicals in everyday products that could be doing you harm.

General healthThu, 23 May 2013 15:19:00 GMT
Laser and IPL hair removal: are they safe?

A lack of regulation has led to a rise in untrained laser and IPL operators.

Beauty and personal careMon, 20 May 2013 17:03:00 GMT
Prescription medicine

We reveal how the price of prescription medicines in Australia compares to that in other countries.

General healthWed, 08 May 2013 11:21:00 GMT
Animal testing labelling

Your favourite cosmetic brands could be being tested on animals even while they claim not to be. Find out which are the worst offenders.

Beauty and personal careMon, 06 May 2013 09:45:00 GMT
Fitbit One first look

Find out which additional features set the Fitbit One apart from its predecessor and whether it's a must-have gadget.

Diet and exerciseFri, 03 May 2013 16:04:00 GMT
Everyday 'superfoods'

Filling up your trolley with everyday grocery items such as olive oil, wholegrains and yoghurt could help you reduce your risk of certain diseases.

Food and drinkTue, 30 Apr 2013 12:33:00 GMT
Raw 'superfoods'

Some foods claim to do everything from prevent cancer to help you lose weight, but do they deserve to be touted as super?

Food and drinkTue, 23 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMT
Non-surgical anti-ageing treatments treatments.aspx

There are many non-surgical options offered to people who would like to look younger, promising the benefits of surgery but without the pain, cost and down time. But do they live up to their claims?

Beauty and personal careFri, 19 Apr 2013 12:38:00 GMT
Migraine and headache pain relief

If you’re concerned about overusing painkillers, there are some effective alternatives.

General healthThu, 18 Apr 2013 10:46:00 GMT
Coffee capsules

If instant coffee isn't quite to your taste, capsules or pods may be an attractive middle ground. We sample what's on the market.

Food and drinkThu, 18 Apr 2013 09:47:00 GMT
What's in your milk?

30 CHOICE staffers took part in a blind taste test of 12 milks. The results are surprising.

Food and drinkMon, 08 Apr 2013 11:59:00 GMT
BB cream user trial

BB creams are a hot new beauty product, billed as a one-stop-shop for skin care. But are they all they're cracked up to be?

Beauty and personal careWed, 06 Mar 2013 17:28:00 GMT
Omega-3 supplements

From seafood sources to fish and krill oil supplements, we investigate your options for including this nutrient in your diet.

Food and drinkFri, 01 Mar 2013 15:41:00 GMT
Saving on hearing aids

One in six Australians suffers hearing loss, but top-end aids can cost a small fortune. We've surveyed the market to find out how and where you can save.

General healthWed, 20 Feb 2013 15:07:00 GMT
What's your beef

From direct sales between farmer and butcher, to a complex chain of agents, finishers, processors and wholesales, the path from paddock to plate can vary widely.

Food and drinkThu, 07 Feb 2013 09:28:00 GMT

Treatments for anxiety may include psychological therapies, medication and self-help.

General healthFri, 01 Feb 2013 14:40:00 GMT
Are smoothies and frappés healthy?

With up to 2600kJ in one serving, the hidden sugar in some smoothies and frappés places them in the category of a junk food snack rather than a healthy drink.

Food and drinkMon, 14 Jan 2013 09:18:00 GMT
Exercise hydration

The simple act of drinking when thirsty has become complicated by science and pseudoscience. CHOICE investigates.

Food and drinkMon, 07 Jan 2013 16:41:00 GMT
Wacky water

The market is awash with "enhanced" waters making claims about their superior chemistry. But do they offer any advantages over normal water?

Food and drinkMon, 07 Jan 2013 10:28:00 GMT
Sparkling wine and champagne reviews

CHOICE's wine experts tested 60 of the best-selling sparkling wines, including champagne. Some of the best buys cost under $10.

Food and drinkWed, 19 Dec 2012 10:35:00 GMT
Christmas pudding reviews

We've blind taste tested 14 Christmas puddings to find out which ones are worthy of being the grand finale to your celebratory feast.

Food and drinkMon, 03 Dec 2012 16:00:00 GMT
Women's razor reviews

We have test results for 13 women's razors from Gillette Venus, Schick and Bic, priced from $0.70 to $16.

Beauty and personal careFri, 23 Nov 2012 15:52:00 GMT
The rise of nutritional branding

We look at 200 products with implied health or quality claims and discover there is a fine line between healthy and hoodwinked.

Labelling and advertisingTue, 20 Nov 2012 15:44:00 GMT
Men's razor reviews

The results for this test are shared among several consumer organisations.

Beauty and personal careWed, 14 Nov 2012 11:42:00 GMT
Sunglasses buying guide

How important are sunglasses to your health and what do you need to look for?

General healthSun, 21 Oct 2012 15:11:00 GMT
What makes you fat?

The latest science suggests there's more to the recent obesity epidemic than too much food and too little exercise.

Diet and exerciseFri, 28 Sep 2012 14:46:00 GMT
Where are supermarket products sourced?

Coles and Woolworths say they're committed to sourcing their private label products from Australia, but this isn't necessarily the whole story.

Food and drinkThu, 06 Sep 2012 06:22:00 GMT
Parallel import beer taste test

We've tasted Peroni, Stella, Heineken and other imported favourites to find how the premium imports match up against their locally brewed versions.

Food and drinkTue, 28 Aug 2012 16:03:00 GMT
Can a chiropractor replace your GP?

As with all medical practices, there are risks involved with chiropractic. So do the benefits for children outweigh the risks?

General healthThu, 23 Aug 2012 15:46:00 GMT
Is coconut water healthy?

It's been hailed as 'nature's sports drink', but does coconut water live up to its health claims?

Food and drinkTue, 21 Aug 2012 15:54:00 GMT
Fitbit first look

We take a look at the Fitbit Ultra, which helps you track your walks and runs, as well as calories burned.

Diet and exerciseMon, 13 Aug 2012 17:47:00 GMT
Exercise experts

We take a look at the main types of fitness professionals, and what to look for when choosing one.

Diet and exerciseMon, 23 Jul 2012 09:34:00 GMT
CHOICE supermarket special

The supermarket price war has hit the headlines again today, with more stories of suppliers being squeezed by the big two.

Food and drinkFri, 06 Jul 2012 10:29:00 GMT
Toothpaste marketing

We've looked at 17 toothpastes, and spoken to dental experts to find out if there's any truth to the marketing claims.

Beauty and personal careTue, 03 Jul 2012 17:07:00 GMT
Philips AirFloss first look

Philips have introduced the Sonicare AirFloss, designed to make flossing easier.

Beauty and personal careMon, 02 Jul 2012 10:34:00 GMT
Online health tests

We've selected online health tests from reputable sources to help determine your current health status and future health risks.

General healthFri, 22 Jun 2012 09:41:00 GMT
Vegetarian fast food

We've surveyed 12 national fast food chains and reviewed their online menus to see how their vegetarian offerings stack up nutritionally.

Food and drinkThu, 14 Jun 2012 16:49:00 GMT
Free range egg petition

We'd like to thank the 3101 people who signed on to ask the ACCC to reject the Australian Egg Corporation's certification trade mark that would allow a 13-fold increase on the current free-range outdoor stocking density maximum.

Food and drinkWed, 30 May 2012 16:02:00 GMT
Teeth whitening treatment

With the boom in shopping centre kiosks and beauty salons offering teeth whitening services, we examine the potential risks and benefits.

Beauty and personal careSun, 20 May 2012 15:41:00 GMT
Supermarket wines

There’s no easy way for consumers to know who makes their wine, short of searching online or checking the Australian trademark database.

Food and drinkThu, 17 May 2012 09:42:00 GMT
Cake mix reviews

We taste-tested 19 chocolate and eight vanilla cake mixes, including varieties from White Wings, Betty Crocker and Coles.

Food and drinkWed, 09 May 2012 16:09:00 GMT

We look at the different types of diabetes, as well as pre-diabetes, and the latest research into causes and prevention.

General healthTue, 08 May 2012 14:31:00 GMT

We shortlisted four Coles and four Woolworths products that we believe mimic their branded equivalents and asked you to vote. The results are in.

Food and drinkTue, 01 May 2012 08:40:00 GMT
Dishing up on cancer

Information about foods and drinks that could cause cancer is continually updated. We bring you the latest.

General healthThu, 26 Apr 2012 11:15:00 GMT
Frozen fish product reviews

We review over 100 frozen fish products, including uncoated, seasoned, battered and crumbed varieties to uncover your best options.

Food and drinkWed, 21 Mar 2012 16:28:00 GMT
Guide to online health advice

With colds and flus upon us, who can you trust to give you reliable information online? We give you the low-down.

General healthWed, 14 Mar 2012 13:48:00 GMT
Hip replacement surgery

Given the recall of faulty hip replacement devices implanted in thousands of patients, we tell you what you need to know before surgery.

General healthFri, 09 Mar 2012 16:46:00 GMT
Diet clinic shadow shop

We put diet programs from Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Cohen's Lifestyle Clinic, and Weight Control Doctor under the microscope.

Diet and exerciseTue, 06 Mar 2012 17:21:00 GMT
Mental health professionals

Mental health therapists can help people with problems ranging from depression, anxiety or grief to schizophrenia and other psychoses.

General healthMon, 13 Feb 2012 11:29:00 GMT
Salad dressing reviews

CHOICE reviews prepared French, Italian and Caesar salad dressings for nutrition and taste.

Food and drinkWed, 01 Feb 2012 15:33:00 GMT
Cider taste test

Whether you’re after sweet, sparkling, English-style or other, there’s a cider out there for everyone, as results of our blind taste test show.

Food and drinkTue, 31 Jan 2012 16:30:00 GMT
Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency has been described as a pandemic. We explain if you're at risk, and what you can do to get enough.

General healthWed, 18 Jan 2012 13:50:00 GMT
New Year resolution traps

We look at common New Year resolutions such as joining the gym, giving up smoking or saving money.

General healthWed, 04 Jan 2012 10:56:00 GMT
Sustainable seafood labelling

Are the big supermarkets’ sustainable fish-sourcing strategies bona fide or merely a marketing hook?

Labelling and advertisingTue, 20 Dec 2011 10:46:00 GMT
The rise of dental tourism

Australian consumers are increasingly looking to overseas dental treatment in order to save money on their dental bills.

General healthMon, 21 Nov 2011 09:10:00 GMT
Does compression sportswear work?

Compression sportswear is said to improve performance and and recovery. CHOICE investigates the evidence for these claims.

Diet and exerciseWed, 09 Nov 2011 14:35:00 GMT
Treating hair loss

Hair loss powers an industry with more than its fair share of sharks, so caveat emptor!

Beauty and personal careTue, 01 Nov 2011 11:48:00 GMT
Low-fat dessert reviews

CHOICE reviews a range of desserts marketed with low-fat labelling from the fridge and freezer section of supermarkets.

Food and drinkThu, 06 Oct 2011 08:30:00 GMT
Truth in food labelling

Seductive labels on food that promise less saturated fat, no added sugar or a bumper amount of wholegrains often don't tell the whole nutritional story.

Labelling and advertisingThu, 15 Sep 2011 11:07:00 GMT
Fighting dementia

Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians aged 65 years or older. It's predicted that by 2050 it will affect one million Australians.

General healthThu, 01 Sep 2011 14:19:00 GMT
Pregnancy multivitamins

There are plenty of specialist multivitamin on the market for conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Can they be beneficial, or are they just a gimmick?

General healthThu, 01 Sep 2011 09:30:00 GMT
Sleep deprivation

As Australians adopt busier lifestyles, we’re also becoming more sleep deprived. CHOICE outlines why you may need more zzzzs.

General healthThu, 11 Aug 2011 09:30:00 GMT
Natural hair dye

They have a higher price tag, but is there any benefit to buying “natural” or “organic” hair dyes? CHOICE investigates the ingredients.

Beauty and personal careFri, 29 Jul 2011 11:02:00 GMT
Medical imaging

From radiation risks to gap payments, CHOICE explores answers the questions about imaging technologies, including x-rays and CTs.

General healthThu, 07 Jul 2011 11:14:00 GMT

"Good" bacteria, long used as starter cultures for yoghurts and fermented dairy drinks, are now in high consumer demand, particularly probiotics.

Food and drinkWed, 06 Jul 2011 10:08:00 GMT
Alternative diagnostics

Some diagnostic tests offered by natural therapists are unreliable or just plain nonsense. CHOICE investigates some common ones.

General healthWed, 29 Jun 2011 12:16:00 GMT
SensaSlim puts TGA on hold

A behind-the-scenes look at the defamation lawsuit by SensaSlim against consumer-health advocate Dr Ken Harvey reveals a deep flaw in TGA regulations.

Diet and exerciseTue, 21 Jun 2011 12:15:00 GMT
Better chemical regulation

More than 80 chemicals and pesticides no longer registered for use in Europe are available for every day agricultural and veterinary use in Australia.

General healthFri, 17 Jun 2011 16:03:00 GMT
Garmin Approach S1 GPS Golf watch

The Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS watch could help shave some strokes off your handicap as well as speed up your play.

Diet and exerciseWed, 15 Jun 2011 15:28:00 GMT
Surviving fast food

Despite many fast food outlets offering healthy options, the nutritional labelling and serving sizes of not-so-healthy choices are still not up to scratch.

Food and drinkTue, 07 Jun 2011 15:13:00 GMT
Savoury snacks

CHOICE looks at which savoury snacks are the healthier options as well as those best avoided.

Food and drinkFri, 13 May 2011 12:57:00 GMT
Country of origin labelling

Our survey revealed Australian consumers are passionate about buying Aussie products, but do they understand claims about the origin of the food they are purchasing?

Labelling and advertisingTue, 10 May 2011 15:53:00 GMT
Weight loss pills

We look at the so-called "active ingredients" in weight loss pills to see if they live up to their claims.

Diet and exerciseMon, 02 May 2011 11:04:00 GMT
Travel vaccinations

If you're travelling off the beaten track, you need the right advice on travel vaccinations.

General healthWed, 13 Apr 2011 14:28:00 GMT
Meat substitutes

CHOICE put a handful of vegetarian meat substitutes to the test, rating both nutritional value and taste.

Food and drinkMon, 11 Apr 2011 13:31:00 GMT
Hot cross buns

Our tasters gave us their verdict on fruit, fruit-free and choc chip varieties.

Food and drinkWed, 06 Apr 2011 17:23:00 GMT
CHOICE Awards 2011: Best Restaurant Hygiene Rating Scheme

Food safety is vital for consumers and some organisations are making sure people know which businesses are safest for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food and drinkThu, 31 Mar 2011 16:49:00 GMT
Fennel salad

A delicious salad that quick and easy to make.

Cook's CHOICEWed, 02 Mar 2011 15:57:00 GMT
Vegetarian bean dip

A tasty dish that's great for everyone.

Cook's CHOICEWed, 02 Mar 2011 15:43:00 GMT
BBQ mushrooms

A tasty recipe for BBQ mushrooms with herbs.

Cook's CHOICEWed, 02 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMT
Broad bean and haloumi salad

Try this delicious salad that combines broad beans, haloumi and red capsicum.

Cook's CHOICEWed, 02 Mar 2011 14:24:00 GMT
Watercress salad

An accompaniment to any meal.

Cook's CHOICEWed, 02 Mar 2011 14:13:00 GMT
Sweet snacks

We tell you which shelf-stable sweet snacks are worth throwing into your glove box or office drawer, and which should be avoided.

Food and drinkFri, 25 Feb 2011 15:01:00 GMT
Deodorants vs antiperspirants

We address some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding deodorants and antiperspirants.

Beauty and personal careTue, 22 Feb 2011 16:39:00 GMT
Valentine's gift guide

CHOICE gives you the lowdown on two Valentine's classics: chocolates and flowers.

Food and drinkFri, 11 Feb 2011 10:08:00 GMT
Ice-cream reviews

CHOICE puts our members and staff to the test to find out which vanilla ice-creams taste the best.

Food and drinkMon, 31 Jan 2011 09:00:00 GMT
How to cook soft bacon to/how-to-cook-soft-bacon.aspx

Cook's CHOICE reveals how easy it is to prepare soft bacon every time.

Cook's CHOICEFri, 21 Jan 2011 10:26:00 GMT
Weight loss myths

CHOICE looks at problematic myths and misconceptions, as identified by our in-house experts and a survey of professionals.

Diet and exerciseThu, 20 Jan 2011 14:49:00 GMT
CHOICE summer guide

We've put together the CHOICE summer guide to help you get the best start to 2011.

Diet and exerciseThu, 20 Jan 2011 13:22:00 GMT
Eggplant and mushroom pasta and rice/eggplant-and-mushroom-pasta.aspx

Eggplant and mushroom pasta with a touch of cinnamon, topped with parmasan cheese.

Cook's CHOICEFri, 14 Jan 2011 10:34:00 GMT
Vitamin enhanced water

For drinks that are essentially cordials with added vitamins, “nutrient-enhanced waters” are making a splash.

Food and drinkFri, 07 Jan 2011 09:47:00 GMT
Fresh food tricks

Can you call apples that are nine months old truly fresh?

Food and drinkTue, 30 Nov 2010 09:32:00 GMT
Organic and fairtrade chocolate

We put 11 brands to the taste test.

Food and drinkFri, 19 Nov 2010 10:11:00 GMT
Mixed nuts

Not all nuts are equal when it comes to nutrition. CHOICE explains what makes them good for us.

Food and drinkThu, 18 Nov 2010 16:12:00 GMT
Cheese reviews

CHOICE compares and reviews a range of bries, blues, camemberts and cheddars to find out which brands impress.

Food and drinkFri, 05 Nov 2010 13:44:00 GMT
Oven roasted chicken

Herbs add the final touch to your oven roasted chicken

Cook's CHOICEThu, 04 Nov 2010 14:38:00 GMT
Blood orange pistachio cake

Bake up a treat using blood oranges and pistachios

Cook's CHOICEThu, 04 Nov 2010 13:41:00 GMT
Barbecue chicken

Use your barbecue this summer to cook a whole chicken

Cook's CHOICEThu, 04 Nov 2010 13:23:00 GMT

Fortunately, a range of effective and affordable treatments is available, ranging from talking therapies to certain drugs, and may be more affordable than you imagine.

General healthFri, 15 Oct 2010 10:15:00 GMT
CHOICE wine picks

CHOICE's wine experts rated popular red and white wines and tell you their favourites.

Food and drinkWed, 13 Oct 2010 14:10:00 GMT
Hidden salt

Australia’s salt habit is costing the nation much more than the in-store price tag. But will binning our salt shakers solve the problem?

Food and drinkMon, 11 Oct 2010 15:02:00 GMT
Omega 3

Omega-3s in our diet can prevent cardiovascular disease and may even protect against arthritis, mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

Food and drinkWed, 06 Oct 2010 11:23:00 GMT
Turkey Schnitzel

Delicious turkey schnitzel but the process can be used for chicken or pork.

Cook's CHOICEFri, 17 Sep 2010 14:09:00 GMT
BPA in canned foods

CHOICE believes our national food regulator could be more proactive in protecting the health of Australian consumers.

Food and drinkWed, 01 Sep 2010 15:17:00 GMT
Lentil and Bacon Soup

A hearty winter soup for those cold evenings, this lentil soup goes down a treat.

Cook's CHOICEFri, 13 Aug 2010 09:14:00 GMT
Passionfruit sponge

A sweet cake made with sponge, passionfruit and icing sugar. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEFri, 13 Aug 2010 09:05:00 GMT
Salmon patties

Using our celeriac or parsnip mash, these winter goodies are a perfect main or side.

Cook's CHOICEFri, 13 Aug 2010 08:58:00 GMT
Tuna Mush

A delicious side dish incorporating tuna, egg and mayonnaise.

Cook's CHOICEFri, 13 Aug 2010 08:42:00 GMT
Choosing the right cooking oil

Not all oils are equal. We tell you the right ones to use for the cooking purpose in mind.

Food and drinkMon, 09 Aug 2010 12:12:00 GMT
The Hard Word July 2010

Puzzle over a massive jigsaw, contemplate giant baby faces and home cooking with a chemistry set.

Labelling and advertisingWed, 28 Jul 2010 16:23:00 GMT
Shampoo user trial

Our 41 volunteer testers tried 11 supermarket brands, costing between $5 and $16 per bottle.

Beauty and personal careWed, 14 Jul 2010 15:37:00 GMT
Spaghetti vongole and rice/spaghetti-vongole-with-clams.aspx

Savoury clam and pancetta pasta dish which can be made with linguini or spaghetti.

Cook's CHOICEWed, 07 Jul 2010 16:25:00 GMT
Bechamel Sauce

A tasty and handy sauce to go with different dishes like lasagna and au gratin <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 06 Jul 2010 10:13:00 GMT
Asian-style chicken noodle soup

A tangy and slightly hot chicken noodle soup. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEMon, 05 Jul 2010 15:24:00 GMT
Pineapple and passion fruit cheesecake

A tasty cheesecake using pineapple and passionfruit - this recipe is enough for two, so you can pop one in the freezer for later.

Cook's CHOICEMon, 05 Jul 2010 13:49:00 GMT
Scrambled eggs

A delicious traditional or creamy scrambled eggs.

Cook's CHOICEMon, 05 Jul 2010 13:38:00 GMT
Mushy peas

Mushy peas can accentuate an already savoury dish with more flavour <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEMon, 05 Jul 2010 13:10:00 GMT
How to make an Omelette to/how-to-make-an-omelette.aspx

A simple and easy way to make an omlette <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 01 Jul 2010 10:40:00 GMT
Carrots in Red Wine

A CHOICE recipe for tangy balsamic and red wine carrots <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 01 Jul 2010 09:32:00 GMT
Pan Fried Whiting with Lemon Butter

A herbed butter akes this fish recipe delicious with tangy lemon <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEWed, 30 Jun 2010 15:10:00 GMT
How to Cook Leather Jacket to/how-to-cook-leather-jacket.aspx

A simple and delicious way to cook Leather Jacket fish <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEWed, 30 Jun 2010 14:34:00 GMT
How to Cook Flathead Fillet to/how-to-cook-flathead-fillet.aspx

CHOICE shows you how to cook flathead fillets <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEWed, 30 Jun 2010 14:25:00 GMT
How to cook pasta to/how-to-cook-pasta.aspx

CHOICE teaches you the basic steps to cooking pasta

Cook's CHOICEWed, 30 Jun 2010 13:03:00 GMT

A classic recipe, reloaded with fantastic flavour, try it out. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEFri, 25 Jun 2010 16:02:00 GMT
Broad bean pasta and rice/broad-bean-pasta.aspx

Using broad beans to make a great pasta dish.

Cook's CHOICEFri, 25 Jun 2010 15:47:00 GMT
Roasted beetroot spinach and mint salad

Ingredients that may not often go together makes a great salad <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEFri, 25 Jun 2010 15:37:00 GMT
How to roast beetroot to/how-to-roast-beetroot.aspx

A complex root vegetable is simplified via this recipe <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEFri, 25 Jun 2010 15:27:00 GMT
Potato bake recipe

Six ingredients - definitely simple and very tasty - creamy potato bake. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 16:20:00 GMT

Our national dessert, with coming back for more results . <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 16:09:00 GMT

A tasty fresh side for guacamole and other dishes <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 16:00:00 GMT
How to slow cook pan fried Duck to/how-to-slow-cook-pan-fried-duck-breast.aspx

This simple recipe shows how to cook duck breast in a pan with a minimum of fuss. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 15:55:00 GMT
Cauliflower au gratin

Quick and easy way to make cauliflower very tasty. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 15:20:00 GMT
Curry vegetable and chicken soup

A delightful combination of chicken and spices create a hearty soup <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 15:10:00 GMT
Mushroom pasta with sage and rice/mushroom-pasta-with-sage.aspx

A tasty mushroom pasta with a hint of sage. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 14:59:00 GMT
Prawns in champagne

This unusual and rather hedonistic combination works with a great result <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 14:49:00 GMT
Radish and feta dip

Sliced radish used to eat this feta dip adds a fresh taste. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 14:40:00 GMT
How to Cook oven Baked Duck Breast to/how-to-cook-oven-baked-duck-breast.aspx

A delicious recipe on how to oven cook duck breast. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 14:15:00 GMT
How to Cook a Tuna Steak to/how-to-cook-a-tuna-steak.aspx

A delicious resulting tuna steak using a simple recipe. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 14:07:00 GMT
Chicken corn and brussel sprout soup

An oft-maligned vegetable makes the core of this delicious soup <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 13:31:00 GMT
Parsnip mash

Instead of potato, why not parsnip? Just as tasty with a hint of sage.<br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 13:23:00 GMT
How to Cook a Soft Boiled Egg to/how-to-cook-a-soft-boiled-egg.aspx

Breakfast never loooked so good. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 13:18:00 GMT
Mushroom risotto and rice/mushroom-risotto.aspx

Delicious recipe for pine mushroom risotto and white wine. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 13:13:00 GMT
How to Cook a Partially Poached Egg to/how-to-cook-a-partially-poached-egg.aspx

Perfect for soaking up the yolk with your toast. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 13:10:00 GMT
How to Cook a Hard Boiled Egg to/how-to-cook-a-hard-boiled-egg.aspx

The perfect way to cook a hard boiled egg. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 13:02:00 GMT
Passionfruit butter

A great accompaniment to scones, sponge cake or as a spread on toast. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 13:01:00 GMT
How to Cook a Salmon Fillet to/how-to-cook-a-salmon-fillet.aspx

A CHOICE Recipe to cook the perfect salmon fillet. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 12:38:00 GMT
Vanilla honey cream

Simple to make, this can make a perfect dessert even better <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 12:34:00 GMT
Potato and leek soup

An easy to make, thick and tasty, potato and leek soup <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 12:24:00 GMT
How to cook lamb fillet to/how-to-cook-lamb-fillet.aspx

How to cook a delicious lamb fillet. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 12:05:00 GMT
French onion soup

A hearty version of the classic french onion soup, incorporating all the goodness you know and love <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 11:57:00 GMT
Pea and ham soup

A thick and tasty pea and ham soup <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEThu, 24 Jun 2010 11:43:00 GMT
Stay slim strategies

Are there key eating and exercise strategies that are trademarks of the slim? Learn the secrets of those who never get fat.

Diet and exerciseTue, 22 Jun 2010 10:40:00 GMT
Dental decay

CHOICE tested 85 foods and drinks readily available in supermarkets and found that many promoted as healthy snacks are some of the worst offenders.

Beauty and personal careMon, 21 Jun 2010 10:51:00 GMT
Moroccan Pumpkin

A hearty dish, using coriander to complement the taste of pumpkin <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEWed, 09 Jun 2010 09:17:00 GMT
Moroccan Cauliflower and Potatoes

Your house will smell great with this combination spices <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEWed, 09 Jun 2010 09:13:00 GMT
Mexican Beans and Rice and rice/mexican-beans-and-rice.aspx

A rich and spicy vegetarian meal of Mexican Beans and Rice. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICEWed, 09 Jun 2010 09:07:00 GMT
Meringue Recipe

The base for pavlova and many other recipes <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 15:56:00 GMT
Potato and tomato salad

The classic potato salad with a different companion. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 15:50:00 GMT
Roasted carrots with thyme

Simple and naturally sweet, this recipe is a great partner. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 15:35:00 GMT
Lemongrass Lemonade

Refreshingly summer, try it out and have more ready <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 15:06:00 GMT
Irish Mashed Potato

With a little spring onion, this recipe adds a slant on traditional mash <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 15:01:00 GMT
Rocky road recipe

Treat your sweet tooth with our tasty rocky road. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 14:57:00 GMT
Potato Mash

CHOICE recipe for an alternative to your standard mash potato. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 14:53:00 GMT

Puns aside, these are simple and delicious. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 14:38:00 GMT
Egg and Dill Salad

A savoury salad or dip, either way it tastes great <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 14:28:00 GMT
Chicken Stock

The simple base ingredient for thousands of meals <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 14:02:00 GMT
Asian scrambled eggs

An alternative to authentic scrambled eggs that can be served with dinner. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 13:57:00 GMT
Chicken Vegetable and Pasta Soup

The pasta in this chicken and vegetable soup adds just that little bit of texture that makes it great. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 13:55:00 GMT
Cauliflower soup

The blending of cauliflower and spices creates a great dish. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 12:46:00 GMT
Cabbage Salad with Red onion and Capsicum

Lemon zest adds zing to these common ingredients, making a great salad <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 12:31:00 GMT
Turkey meat balls

Turkey meat makes the core of this tasty recipe, with spices creating the delicious flavour <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 12:11:00 GMT
Spaghetti bolognese and rice/spaghetti-bolognese.aspx

Use the CHOICE recipe for bolognese sauce to serve with your choice of pasta. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 12:05:00 GMT
Watermelon with kaffir lime syrup

Refreshing kaffir lime syrup to drizzle on your watermelon on a hot summers day. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 11:50:00 GMT
Baked Potato

A CHOICE recipe for delicious potatoes, ready for your topping of CHOICE. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 11:30:00 GMT
Zucchini mint and feta salad

Using zuchini in a salad, adding feta and mint for that special flavour <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 11:21:00 GMT
Avocado Salad

Avocado lovers rejoice, a salad that's creamy and tangy. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 10:45:00 GMT
Egg and bacon pasta and rice/egg-and-bacon-pasta.aspx

CHOICE recipe egg and bacon pasta that's quick and easy. <br /> <br /> <br />

Cook's CHOICETue, 08 Jun 2010 10:40:00 GMT
Discount medicines

Our CHOICE price comparison shows dramatic savings on both prescription and non-prescription medicines, depending on which pharmacy you shop at.

General healthThu, 03 Jun 2010 15:46:00 GMT
Homemade meat pies

The beauty of making your own meat pie is that you have control over what's going in.

Cook's CHOICEMon, 31 May 2010 09:21:00 GMT
The truth about meat pies

The Australian food standards authority stipulates meat pies must contain a minimum of 25% "meat flesh". But not all do.

Food and drinkTue, 18 May 2010 10:55:00 GMT
Multigrain bread reviews

We size up the main varieties you'll find at your supermarket.

Food and drinkThu, 06 May 2010 14:52:00 GMT

In the past half-century we’ve increasingly sweetened our food supply. But are we eating too much sugar and is it affecting our health?

Food and drinkThu, 22 Apr 2010 15:03:00 GMT
Screening tests tests.aspx

To help decide which tests are worth taking, it's helpful to understand the criteria the public health system uses to assess possible screening tests. Many tests detect diseases before your symptoms occur.

General healthWed, 31 Mar 2010 11:15:00 GMT
The Hard Word - March 2010

Unit pricing gone mad, bottom humour and tasty pizza packaging.

Labelling and advertisingWed, 24 Mar 2010 17:27:00 GMT
Pizza reviews

CHOICE compared more than 190 brands and flavours of pizza available nationally from supermarkets (chilled or frozen) or from takeaway chains. We found some big differences in nutritional value – and in value for money.

Food and drinkMon, 15 Mar 2010 14:20:00 GMT
Doctor/patient relationships

Had a lousy experience with a doctor? We look at some of the main bugbears and doctors' patient-from-hell stories.

General healthWed, 10 Mar 2010 09:30:00 GMT
Pesticides in imported vegetables

Our random test of common canned and frozen vegetables showed little cause for concern.

Food and drinkFri, 05 Mar 2010 15:04:00 GMT
Grocery shopping online

The online market is dominated by Coles and Woolworths. We review their offering and highlight some of the smaller players.

Food and drinkThu, 04 Mar 2010 09:37:00 GMT
Food endorsement programs

CHOICE reviews the programs behind the top 10 health and sustainability endorsement logos you see on foods.

Labelling and advertisingTue, 02 Mar 2010 10:25:00 GMT
The Hard Word February 2010

Do-it-yourself plastic surgery, the perfect bed for visiting in-laws, and a cure for sausage fingers.

Labelling and advertisingFri, 19 Feb 2010 12:15:00 GMT
Genetically modified food risks

Are GM crops jeopardising the safety and security of our food supply?

Food and drinkWed, 17 Feb 2010 13:17:00 GMT
Supermarket ready meals

Supermarket shelves are crammed with shelf-stable meals, costing between $3 and $5. We sort the best from the rest.

Food and drinkWed, 03 Feb 2010 15:29:00 GMT
The Hard Word - January 2010

An honest clairvoyant, a murderous driving school and a cash prize that falls a little short.

Labelling and advertisingThu, 21 Jan 2010 09:22:00 GMT
Gastric banding

Gastric banding is promoted as a safe, easy and effective way for obese people to lose weight. CHOICE investigates the claims.

Diet and exerciseTue, 19 Jan 2010 17:06:00 GMT
The Hard Word - Dec 2009

McDonalds, tattoos and traces of nuts feature in this pilot for our new series.

Labelling and advertisingMon, 21 Dec 2009 12:35:00 GMT
Shrink watch

Let us know your additions to the list so we can investigate further.

Labelling and advertisingWed, 16 Dec 2009 12:14:00 GMT
Health Reader reader.aspx

Food and drinkTue, 15 Dec 2009 14:32:00 GMT
Body fat scales reviews

We tested 12 bathroom scales that measure body fat percentage as well as weight. But can they make you appear healthier than you really are?

Diet and exerciseThu, 10 Dec 2009 11:36:00 GMT
Supermarket price survey 2009

Two years on from our last survey, CHOICE hit the supermarket aisles with a shopping list of staples. We found grocery prices have risen against a background of little competition.

Food and drinkThu, 26 Nov 2009 13:12:00 GMT
Home gym on a shoestring

Think you need lots of space and money to set up an effective home gym? CHOICE's shopping list of equipment comes in at about $100.

Diet and exerciseWed, 25 Nov 2009 09:37:00 GMT
Heart rate monitor reviews review and compare.aspx

Choice tested 19 heart rate monitors for ease of use and performance, priced between $30 and $399.

Diet and exerciseThu, 12 Nov 2009 09:48:00 GMT
Picking the right tomato

Tomatoes you find at the supermarket are often as hard and as tasty as cricket balls. But there are still some tasty tomatoes to be found.

Food and drinkWed, 07 Oct 2009 16:12:00 GMT
Milk products review

CHOICE has skimmed off the marketing hype and found that generic brands of milk are much the same as the equivalent big national brands.

Food and drinkThu, 10 Sep 2009 10:35:00 GMT
Antiperspirant and deodorant user trial

For thousands of years humans have tried to disguise, cover or eliminate personal smells through the use of perfumes, scented oils and crystals.

Beauty and personal careMon, 23 Jun 2008 15:34:00 GMT
Food to lower your cholesterol

Eating 2–3g per day of plant sterols in the form of enriched spread, yoghurt, milk or a combination of these products can help lower your cholesterol.

Food and drinkFri, 14 Mar 2008 14:24:00 GMT
Low-fat yoghurt

Lots of yoghurts with a 'lite' or 'low fat' claim contain so much sugar you’d be eating more kilojoules than in a full-fat yoghurt.

Food and drinkTue, 15 May 2007 14:15:00 GMT
Choosing a nursing home guide

Most of us don’t want to think about nursing home care while we’re still relatively healthy and independent; we tend to leave it until an emergency forces us to face the issue, utterly unprepared.

General healthTue, 22 Aug 2006 16:10:00 GMT