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Experts sound alarm on ‘predatory’ and ‘exploitative’ baby formula industry

As part of a special three-paper series published in The Lancet, Dr Phillip Baker argues that baby milk formula companies are exploiting parents' emotions to generate sales.

Research news

8 everyday foods you might not realise are ultra processed – and how to spot them

Ultra-processed is not just another name for junk – although foods like soft drinks, confectionery and chips are ultra-processed. There are many packaged foods we’d normally consider healthy that are ultra-processed.


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New road to recovery for ACL injuries

Operations may not be necessary for the common knee injury as study finds ‘rehabilitation first’ could have similar benefits to surgery for Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.


Deakin to lead new Clinical Guidelines for overweight and obesity

About 14 million Australians are living with overweight or obesity. A team of Deakin researchers from IPAN and the Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) are leading a much-needed review of our clinical guidelines to manage overweight and obesity, focusing on early intervention.

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New guidelines to help diagnose and treat muscle loss in elderly

A new set of international guidelines aims to improve the clinical treatment of muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, a common condition in older adults that severely impacts quality of life and increases the risk of falls. 


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Your tendency to overindulge these holidays could relate to your ‘eating personality’. Which type are you?

Holidays are a time when lots of us tend to overindulge in food and drink, and many people gain weight. Dr Georgie Russell and Emeritus Professor Alan Russell explain how understanding your 'eating personality' can help avoid overindulgence over the festive season.


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Misleading food labels contribute to babies and toddlers eating too much sugar. 3 things parents can do

Research shows that Australian infants and toddlers are eating unhealthy amounts of sugar.


What is the ‘carnivore diet’ and is it a bad idea?

Dr Katherine Livingstone looks at how much meat is too much in a piece for The Conversation.


Strength training for over 50s matters – here’s how to make it work for you 

Dr Jackson Fyfe notes that surprisingly small ‘doses’ of exercise can have substantial benefits on improving aspects of muscle mass, strength, and power in older adults.


Putting the fun into food studies at Scienceworks this school holidays

Victorian kids have the chance to take part in real-life research when they visit Scienceworks this school holidays.

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‘Cluey’ Aussie teens reject unrealistic body standards on social media

Teen girls confronted by unrealistic body standards on social media are tuning out in droves in search of more positive online content, research shows.

Research news

Is fake meat healthy? And what’s actually in it?

The popularity of plant-based proteins, or “fake meat”, has increased in recent years as consumers look to eat fewer animal products. In fact, plant-based protein is projected to be a A$3 billion opportunity for Australia by 2030. Many consumers believe these fake meats are better for their health, as well as better for the environment, but is that right?