healthy BBQ veggie skewers

Australia Day BBQ health star switches

How Health Star Ratings can help you make healthier food choices.

23 Jan 2015 | We show you how to switch foods with low stars for more stars, so you can have a healthier Australia Day barbecue.

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Most fish oils have false omega-3 claims says study

If your fish oil doesn't seem to be working, it could be that it doesn't have the stated levels of omega-3.

22 Jan 2015 | A new study has found that only three out of 32 fish oil supplements had omega-3 levels that were equal to or more than the amount claimed on the label.


Copyright Week 2015: a call to arms

Information groups call on consumers to fight for fair use laws to protect their right to use what they've paid for without draconian restrictions.

21 Jan 2015 | When you buy most things you own them. They’re yours. But that’s not the case with digital files. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has organised Copyright Week to enlist consumer support for enshrining fair use provisions in law.

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Salt study taken with a grain of salt

A study claiming salt isn't as bad as it's cracked up to be has been slammed by experts.

21 Jan 2015 | A new study that claimed to demonstrate salt was not such a bad thing for older adults should be 'taken with a grain of salt', experts have said.


Sizing up food packaging

Quantity statements on the front of food packaging help consumers compare value for money.

20 Jan 2015 | With food and groceries the second biggest cost-of-living concern for Australian consumers, CHOICE compared a selection of groceries to show consumers how they can get more value at the supermarket.


State of the States

What does CommSec's quarterly State of the States report mean for your state?

20 Jan 2015 | NSW and the Northern Territory top CommSec's 'State of the States' report, while WA slips down the rankings in the September quarter.

can of coca cola in the sand

Caffeine increases soft drink consumption: study

New research finds that the presence of caffeine in beverages increases the amount of soft drink one consumes.

19 Jan 2015 | Research has found caffeine increases the amount of soft drinks one consumes, prompting calls for tighter regulation.


Can bisphenol A exposure cause hyperactivity?

Research linking bisphenol A exposure to hyperactivity in zebrafish raises new health concerns.

15 Jan 2015 | A study carried out on zebrafish has found that exposure to bisphenol A can affect nerve growth and cause hyperactivity.


Australian internet speed ranks 44th in world

Average speeds have declined since mid 2014, falling behind Taiwan, Russia and New Zealand.

15 Jan 2015 | International study finds Australia's average connection speeds have dropped since the middle of 2014, while other countries move ahead with faster networks.


NSW Fair Trading cracks down on auction underquoting

$22,000 fines could soon be coming for dodgy real estate agents.

14 Jan 2015 | Real estate agents who intentionally underestimate property prices for auctions should be afraid - very afraid.

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