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Getting nutrition right for older adults in care

Dietitians involved in research can make a difference in many lives by working towards better nutrition outcomes at scale. Professor Judi Porter aims to improve nutrition and sustainability for older adults in hospitals and aged care settings.

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Time for a tech break?

Don’t let your phone dominate your life. Here are five good reasons to switch off on the National Day of Unplugging this Friday, 4 March.

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There’s more to a bad back than a damaged spine, new research says

A study into the causes of back pain has found that depression and anxiety play a greater role in this poorly understood condition than first thought.

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Midlife diet could help you eat your way to a healthy brain

People who eat a healthy diet during middle age have a larger brain volume than those with less healthy diets new research reveals, suggesting food choices in midlife may reduce the risk of dementia and other degenerative brain disorders as we age.

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World-first program expands interstate to transform primary and secondary school classrooms

After a decade of research, a revolutionary school program is set to expand into interstate and secondary schools to improve the mental and physical health of more children and teens by keeping them active throughout all levels of education.

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Lockdowns meant long hours of screen time and less activity for families

Screen time behaviour among Australian families changed dramatically during last year’s COVID lockdown with children spending almost 27 more hours each week on their screens, a new study has found.

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Australians tell us what they want in parks and playgrounds

A major national study into suburban parks and playgrounds has identified a wish-list of features that meet the needs of various user groups.

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IPAN leaders recognised in the top 1% of their field

IPAN Director, Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon, and Deputy Director, Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Timperio, have been named Clarivate Highly Cited researchers for 2021.

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My Baby Now App

A new app helping parents and caregivers cut through conflicting information.

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It’s not ‘amount’ but ‘type’ of fat that makes a difference to the scales

A new study looking at the types of fat people eat has shown that those who consume more so-called 'healthy fats' are less likely to put on weight than those who eat unhealthy fats, despite eating the same number of kilojoules.

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Heart Foundation funding for IPAN research projects

Two IPAN researchers have been awarded funding for their projects as part of a new $13.9 million Heart Foundation research funding package.

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Daily handful of nuts and seeds can help common chronic liver disease

Eating a moderate amount of nuts and seeds each day could prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research has found.

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