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Australian-first study confirms ultra-processed food link to obesity

The findings of an Australian-first study suggests many Australians are unwittingly eating their way to chronic ill-health by choosing ultra-processed foods that are often wrongly marketed as healthy.

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How to approach funding applications – and deal with rejection

With quality research more important than ever during this year of uncertainty, IPAN Deputy Director Professor Sarah McNaughton is well placed to discuss the often stressful experience of securing funding for research. 

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INFANT grows with new funding for enhancing scale-up across Victoria

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is providing funding to IPAN to enhance implementation of INFANT across Victoria in 2021.

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A lifetime of achievement: Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford, AM

IPAN Co-Founder, Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford AM, is retiring after an exceptional 40-year career dedicated to improving health outcomes around Australia and the world.

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IPAN’s Dr Katherine Livingstone recognised as a Victorian Young Tall Poppy

IPAN's Dr Katherine Livingstone is one of three Deakin researchers to be recognised as a Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner.

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Providing rehab from afar: Professor Ralph Maddison

Using digital health technologies, Professor Maddison is helping patients with cardiovascular disease to access the care they need.

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The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they’re really bad for our health

Many traditional foods used in cooking today are processed in some way, such as grains, cheeses, dried fish and fermented vegetables, but processing itself is not the problem.

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Kids spend nearly three-quarters of their school day sitting. Here’s how to get them moving — during lessons

Regular physical activity is linked to improvements in physical and mental health including anxiety and depression. It can also improve cognitive functioning such as attention and memory, and academic achievement in children.

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Babies benefit when breastfed for longer, new research shows

New research looking at the influence of breastfeeding on healthy growth patterns in childhood has shown the benefits of breastfeeding babies for as long as possible.

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Deakin University wins MRFF grant for a 4-year Tele-health study to reduce falls and fracture risk

Researchers from IPAN have secured $1.4 million under the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund to conduct a world-first trial on the role of telehealth.

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Getting the balance right to manage stress

Most people know that too much stress can have detrimental impacts on your health, but new Deakin research shows how you react to stress is also worth considering. 

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How to boost your fruit and veg intake

Most of us know we should be eating five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day – but how many of us actually achieve it?

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