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A key undertaking provided by the Department of Health for the new 2019-20 review updates of 16 natural therapies is to pre-publish the research protocols to be used. This is an important transparency measure routinely observed in ethical scientific processes to […]

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The global prevalence of diabetes is high and rapidly increasing. Current figures show that 280 Australians develop diabetes each day. That’s one person every five minutes. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are almost four times more likely than non-Indigenous […]

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There is much confusion between the terms ‘cannabis’, ‘hemp’, ‘marijuana’, ‘medicinal cannabis’, ‘cannabinoids’, ‘CBD’ and ‘THC’. These refer to different yet related things. Cannabis ‘Cannabis’ refers to a genus of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family that consists of three main species: Cannabis […]

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Between April and May 2020 the medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) conducted a public consultation on the future availability of cannabidiol (CBD) in low doses in response to a Senate inquiry recommendation and invited submissions from the public. CBD is a […]

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There is nothing better than a warm cuppa on a cold winter’s day… or on any day for that matter. Tea (Camellia sinensis) has been quintessentially associated with comfort and refreshment since its discovery in China 5,000 years ago. But […]

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