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.
What science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to.
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A professor in nutrition and dietetics explains.
Dads tend to engage in more active, physical play activities with their young children.
When dads engage in active play with their kids they actually help them cope better with some of the challenges they'll face in life. And no reason why mums can't join in the fun as well.
Hospital cleaning is an important way to prevent the spread of infections.
If hospitals are not thoroughly cleaned, patients may be at higher risk of infection. We tested a new approach to hospital cleaning, and found it could reduce infections and save money.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the draft bill at Sydney’s Great Synagogue.
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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.
Mono dieters restrict their intake to one food or food group per day.
Diets like mono, charcoal detox, Noom, time-restricted feeding and Fast800 are growing in popularity. Here's what the evidence says about them.
Obesity is a problem affecting many Australian children. We need solutions, but is a weight loss app a good idea?
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 Heart Foundation now backs full-fat milk if you’re healthy. But it still recommends reduced-fat milk if you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
Low-fat milk provides no extra benefit for your heart over full-fat milk, if you're healthy. But it's too soon to pour the low-fat options down the sink.
Members of the public remember victims of the Christchurch mosque shooting with flowers.
True crime podcasts, series, and books have fuelled our interest in violent and dangerous perpetrators. It's time victims and their families were remembered.
The aged care royal commission has looked at regulation in aged care.
Bureaucratic 'red tape' has contributed to the current crisis in our aged care system. We need a system of accountability that focuses more on residents' outcomes, and less on processes.
Spotting tigers in the wild is a difficult task.
An exhaustive search involving 44,000 field staff, 318,000 habitat surveys and nearly 35 million photos has revealed India's tiger population is on the rise.
The youth justice system should consider alternative community-based models that better recognise the ability for young people to abandon crime.
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.
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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.
Residents carry their belongings out of Mascot Towers, Sydney, on June 23, after being evacuated because of cracks in the building.
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The delay in adopting a national approach to building industry reform, based on a report received more than a year ago, typifies official neglect of the impacts of uncertainty on the affected people.
The media suggests we’re in the midst of a horror flu season, but there are nuances to consider.
The headlines paint a picture of a frightening flu season. While this season set in earlier than usual, it's not necessarily more severe than previous years.
Drips and other medical devices were potential sources of infection. But no-one expected to find hospital-acquired pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
Caring for a loved one with a mental illness can affect a person’s mental health.
People suffering from mental illness face many challenges, but we don't always notice the loved ones who do much of the caring behind the scenes.
Daging merah atau daging putih, yang tidak berlemak itu yang lebih sehat.
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.
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.
A Ukrainian rescue worker passes wreckage of the Malaysia Arilines flight MH17. The four suspects will likely be tried
Families of the 298 victims may, at last, see justice after five years.
More people are learning what they want, wherever they want.
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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.