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Have you been told by your doctor to consider dropping a few kilos? The good news is that often even a small amount of weight loss can improve your health outlook. shutterstock

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: what science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to

What science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to. The Conversation, CC BY49.3 MB (download)
A professor in nutrition and dietetics explains.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the draft bill at Sydney’s Great Synagogue. Bianca de Marchi/AAP

The government has released its draft religious discrimination bill. How will it work?

Given the unique aspects of the proposed bill, there should be a longer consultation period to examine why religious freedoms should be prioritised over other freedoms.
Obesity is a problem affecting many Australian children. We need solutions, but is a weight loss app a good idea? From shutterstock.com

A weight loss app may be a risky way to address obesity in children

Targeting kids with a weight loss app could perpetuate body image issues and lead to disordered eating. Yes, childhood obesity is a problem – but we must tread carefully when delivering solutions.
The youth justice system should consider alternative community-based models that better recognise the ability for young people to abandon crime. Dean Lewins/AAP

Young crime is often a phase, and locking kids up is counterproductive

Australia should look to the New Zealand model, which has a strong focus on community, and recognises that the majority of young people grow-out of participating in crime.
I never anticipated the level of interest in a simple call for PhD applicants. Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash

Thrash not trash 🤘: why heavy metal is a valid and vital PhD subject

For most people, the idea of academia and heavy metal coming together under a single roof represents a paradox. It's a misplaced assumption built on ingrained ideas about these two cultural forms.
Drips and other medical devices were potential sources of infection. But no-one expected to find hospital-acquired pneumonia and urinary tract infections. from www.shutterstock.com

1 in 10 patients are infected in hospital, and it’s not always with what you think

A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
Daging merah atau daging putih, yang tidak berlemak itu yang lebih sehat. From shutterstock.com

Kadar kolesterol daging putih setara dengan daging merah. Benarkah?

Peneliti mengukur apakah lebih baik makan daging merah, unggas, atau sumber protein nabati untuk kesehatan jantung. Diet nabati pemenangnya, disusul daging merah dan daging putih yang ternyata setara.
For women who have had gestational diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on. From shutterstock.com

Had gestational diabetes? Here are 5 things to help lower your future risk of type 2 diabetes

Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.
More people are learning what they want, wherever they want. Wes Mountain, The Conversation

The three things universities must do to survive disruption

Technology has disrupted the way universities offer courses, the types of skills we will need, and the duration for which we will need them. Here are three things universities must do to survive.

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