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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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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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