4 baby wellness stocks to investigate

Financial journalist and commentator on 3AW and Sky Business
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The Australian stock market has a large and active biotech sector, full of life sciences and medical devices companies all looking to commercialise their particular drug candidate, diagnostic test or medical device.

But it also has a much smaller sector dedicated to the emerging concept of wellness, which covers healthy eating, natural therapies, fitness and even beauty: an industry which can be thought of as pre-medical, in that its aims are better prevention of ill-health through improving lifestyle and eating habits, so as to give individuals the highest chance possible to avoid getting sick.

It is a difficult industry to pin down in statistical terms, because it has so many elements, from vitamin and dietary supplements, complementary/alternative medicines and natural health products, through to wellness tourism.

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