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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy shown to impact the health of both mothers and babies in developing countries

The health of women during pregnancy impacts not only her pregnancy outcomes and birth experience, but it is critical for the health of her baby in both the immediate and the long term.

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Exercising after you have a baby: tips for better mental health

Deakin researchers are removing common barriers to exercise and providing 24/7 advice and motivation to help new mums be more active and support their mental health.

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Are nuts making you fat?

As a high-calorie, fat-rich food, it’s easy to see why weight-conscious individuals may hesitate to snack on nuts. However, closer inspection shows that nuts are not only energy and nutrient-dense powerhouses, but they can also help you control your weight.

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ASD and children’s bone growth: a new perspective

All the experts agree – we need to get children moving more, and sitting less. But what happens when a child’s social anxiety, their awkward social interactions or their physical disabilities leave them isolated or left behind in the playground?

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Is shift work bad for your health?

Whether you’re a student working night shift in hospitality or a graduate gearing up for a career in nursing there are steps you can take to reduce the effects of shift work on your health.

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Is running the secret to staying young?

Are those people who rise at the crack of dawn to run (while you’re pounding the snooze button) right about jogging all along? Can running really slow the effects of some diseases and ageing? And can a morning jog actually help you stay young?

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Only 7% of Australians are healthy

A recent study conducted by researchers at Deakin University has found that by using what researchers have labelled a Health Behaviour Score (HBS), only 7% of Australian adults are healthy – think you’re one of them?

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Is it okay to skip breakfast?

Evidence suggests when you skip breakfast you may be less likely to meet recommendations for key vitamins and minerals, and more likely to be overweight.

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Why you eat unhealthy food when you’re stressed

Understanding and managing your daily stress can help you to maintain better health – and manage your waistline.

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Training in your mind: A new approach to injury rehabilitation

If you have an injury that’s serious enough to immobilise an arm or a leg, you’re best to lay off the exercise for a while, right?

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The unseen influence: how a dad’s diet can impact his kids’ health

If you blame your dad for passing onto you a love of takeaway food, you’re not alone. If you’re a dad, your eating habits may be influencing your children more than you think.

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