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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.


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. 


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?


What exercise is best for chronic low back pain?

Back pain is the greatest cause of disability and lost productivity worldwide. Back pain generates significant financial costs for society in developed countries, such as the USA, Japan, Europe...


Kids in the kitchen: how the experts teach their kids about healthy eating

Ensuring kids are eating and learning about nutritious foods is a challenge at the best of times – but even more so while many parents are working from home...


The importance of learning about food and nutrition in school

We all eat. It can be easy to assume that we know what is best when it comes to food, both for ourselves and our families. Contradictory to this...


Keep moving while WFH

Now that we are all WFH, our homes have become our offices. And it looks like we might be here for a while, so it’s important to make sure...


Healthy body for a healthy mind – taking care of your mental health in self isolation

Keeping up physical activity is even more important for improving and maintaining mental health during COVID 19 restrictions, says Dr Megan Teychenne.


“I’m bored!”: tips to keep kids moving while stuck at home all holidays

With formal sporting activities cancelled and limited space and equipment at home, a Deakin University health behaviour expert has some solutions to help keep kids off screens and moving...


It’s not just the salt shaker’s fault! Where else is our salt coming from?

  It’s well known that as a population we eat too much salt.  This can have serious consequences as it increases our risk of developing high blood pressure and...


Research to improve outcomes for cancer sufferers

Two IPAN researchers share how they are working to improve the quality of life for people with cancer for World Cancer Day (4 Feb 2020). Dr Nicole Kiss –...