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World-first Deakin study pinpoints best exercises to beat back pain

A world-first analysis compared 89 studies that examined a range of back pain treatments.

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From senior cit to senior fit: Gym trial puts weight behind active bones

Community exercise programs could be key to helping Australia's ageing population maintain bone and muscle health, while busting common misconceptions about the type of exercise best for older adults.

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Middle-age critical for brain health in later years – Dementia Action Week

Dr Helen Macpherson is examining the potential for lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise to reduce dementia risk.

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Women’s Health Week: simple tips to improve your wellbeing

In celebration of  Women’s Health Week, we asked some of our leading female researchers to share their best women’s health tip in their field of expertise.

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Healthy active learning at school

Inactivity is one of the leading contributors to chronic disease – yet almost three out of four primary school-aged children are not getting enough physical activity in their day.

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Improving family diets

Research tells us that the first 1000 days – the period between conception and a child’s second birthday – are critical for establishing lifestyle behaviours that will determine a person’s risk of developing obesity.

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Deakin mega-study shows sitting not so bad for back pain

In good news for those with desk jobs, a new Deakin University mega-study into the causes of back pain has found no association between prolonged sitting and lower back...

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Teenagers who play sport after school are only 7 minutes more active per day than those who don’t

Teenagers who play organised sport only get seven minutes more physical activity per day, on average, than teenagers who don’t play any sport.

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Walk on: getting Victoria on the move

One of the simplest ways to prevent obesity is to walk more, every day.

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Getting dads on board to keep kids healthy

A new study has found dads might need a confidence boost to persist with healthy food and drinks for their growing children

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National Diabetes Week – Diabetes research at IPAN

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing Australia. According to Diabetes Australia, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, and more than 100,000 people have developed the disease in the past year.

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What you need to know about the new muscle disease ‘sarcopenia’

We all know about osteoporosis: what it does to your bones and how to prevent it. But there’s officially a new disease in town, and it’s being described as the ‘osteoporosis of our muscles’.

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