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Women make their mark as board directors in Victorian sport

The number of women representatives on Victorian sporting boards has climbed significantly, new research has found.

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Any breastfeeding helps lower BMI to prevent obesity

IPAN research reinforces a well-known link between babies being breastfed and a lower BMI in adulthood.

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Apply now for a 2025 Deakin University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Everything you need to know about applying for a 2025 Deakin University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with IPAN. 

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What’s the difference between vegan and vegetarian?

Dr Katherine Livingstone breaks down the key differences between a vegetarian and vegan diet in this explainer for The Conversation.

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Some sports leaders are trying to defy term limits – which can open the door to corruption

Being a sport administrator comes with many perks, so it’s no surprise many want to stay in their positions as long as possible. Dr Joshua McLeod and Dr Hunter Fujak discuss term limits in an article for The Conversation.

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Does the AFL ban on skinfold testing avoid fat shaming – or has footy ‘gone soft’?

Dr Dominique Condo is exploring why skinfold tests were once a staple of AFL fitness assessments, but are now banned for junior athletes.

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Can a good night’s sleep protect collision sport athletes against concussion?

Dr Spencer Roberts is assessing how healthy sleep may be key to reducing concussion risk in collision sports.

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How much sport will you be able to watch for free under proposed new Australian broadcast rules?

Watching sport on television and other screens is integral to the cultural lives of many Australians. This is why, in 1995, the anti-siphoning scheme was introduced to ensure sport...

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Infant formula or cow’s milk? Perspective on the World Health Organization recommendations for Australian parents

The latest recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) that non breastfed infants aged 6–11 months can be fed either formula or animal milk has created a stir.

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What’s the relationship between hormones and exercise?

When we talk about sport and exercise, it’s easy to forget about the vital role our hormones – the body’s plucky little chemical messenger signals – play.   Yet hormones...

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‘Fatty liver disease’ has a new name. Here’s why.

Scientists around the world have agreed to a new name and definition for the common condition known as fatty liver disease. Dr Elena George, an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian IPAN researcher, explains.

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How can we reduce screen use during meals?

An Australian study explores the experiences of mothers with young children

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