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New in-language resources to encourage healthy lifestyle habits early in life

Victoria's Health Minister, Mary-Anne Thomas MP, launches new resources encouraging healthy eating and active play from the start of life for culturally and linguistically diverse families in Melbourne’s west.

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Men’s Health Week – simple ways to build healthy habits 

Taking steps to improve your health doesn't have to be complicated. Here are some simple things to do that can go a long way.

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Am I too old to build muscle? What science says about sarcopenia and building strength later in life

Experts in muscle loss, A/Prof David Scott and Prof Robin Daly, say it's never too late to start weight training and protect yourself against sarcopenia.

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An egg a day can help maintain Vitamin D levels in winter, new research finds

Eating an egg a day can help keep Vitamin D deficiencies at bay during the winter months, new IPAN research has shown.

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Children score D- for physical activity as experts fear health crisis looms

The latest national report card on children's physical activity shows young Australians are not moving enough and experts worry that sedentary living patterns established in childhood will increase the risk of poor health outcomes in later life.

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Midlife diet could help you eat your way to a healthy brain

People who eat a healthy diet during middle age have a larger brain volume than those with less healthy diets new research reveals, suggesting food choices in midlife may reduce the risk of dementia and other degenerative brain disorders as we age.

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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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My Baby Now App

A new app helping parents and caregivers cut through conflicting information.

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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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Eating your way to a healthy heart

Eating a healthy Mediterranean-style diet can help minimise the risk of heart attack, even for those genetically pre-disposed to heart disease, new research shows.

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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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