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How does exercise training reduce pain?

We’re often told that exercise is good therapy for chronic pain. While evidence shows this to be true, a new study by IPAN researchers has revealed surprising findings about placebo treatments.

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Why are males still the default subjects in medical research?

Women and girls account for 50% of the population, yet most health and physiology research is conducted in males.

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The art of landing your paper

IPAN's Associate Professor Lisa Barnett lets us in on her 12 golden rules to give early career researchers the best chance of having their research accepted by a scientific journal.

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Turn your snack habits around

Working from home in lockdowns means we're in easy reach of snacks throughout the day. IPAN's Dr Rebecca Leech shares some insights into how to set up healthy snacking habits.

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Preventing falls in older adults

Evidence shows that exercise and nutrition interventions can manage the risk of older adults suffering falls. IPAN experts explain how.

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Use it or rapidly lose it: how to keep up strength training in lockdown

If you’re among the millions in lockdown, ask yourself: when was the last time you did some strength training?

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Active breaks help children think better and manage their behaviour

In a world first finding, Deakin researchers have discovered that short active breaks in the classroom improve children's brain functioning and impulse control.

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Combining lifestyle behaviours to explore obesity risk in school-aged children

Studying the combined impact of different lifestyle behaviours of children could be the key to a better understanding of overweight and obesity.

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Influences on physical activity and screen time among new mums at risk of depression

What stops mums at risk of postnatal depression from being physically active and limiting screen time? IPAN researchers have explored these influences and tell us how new mums can be more active to improve their mental health.

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Personalised nutrition is trendy, but can it help us eat less junk food?

A new study has shown that advances in personalised nutrition can improve the diets of Australians.

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Nuts are brain-boosting food for older adults

Eating a moderate amount of nuts is linked to better cognitive performance in older adults, new research has shown.

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New study shows active breaks in the classroom benefit children with intellectual disabilities

Classroom-based active breaks can increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour, and may also benefit the working memory of children with intellectual disability, new IPAN research shows.

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