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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.
Women who have had pre-eclampsia have twice the risk of heart disease throughout their lifetime than their peers. From shutterstock.com

Had pre-eclampsia in pregnancy? These 5 things will lower your risk of heart disease

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.
Blueberry mengandung anthocyanin yang dapat mengurangi risiko penyakit jantung. Jika Anda makan 150-300 dalam sehari, itu saja cukup. Andrew Welch/Unsplash

Lima makanan ini hanya berkhasiat jika dikonsumsi dalam jumlah besar

Kita sering mendengar makan makanan tertentu dapat membantu kita mencegah penyakit. Tapi, klaim ini terbukti benar hanya jika kita memakannya dalam jumlah yang sangat besar.
Scott Morrison talked about first home buyers during the election campaign, but had little to say about social housing. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Is this a housing system that cares? That’s the question for Australians and their new government

The Morrison government, having added a housing minister to its ranks, needs to recognise housing as having more than just economic value. Its impact on our ability to give and receive care is critical.
Being separated from their children affects the mental well-being of Aboriginal mothers in prison. ChrisMilesProductions/Shutterstock

Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates – and their mental and physical health suffers

Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.
We don’t have much information on how spending time in an adult prison affects a child’s later development. From shutterstock.com

Babies and toddlers are living with their mums in prison. We need to look after them better

In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which might reduce your risk of heart disease. If you eat 150-300 in a day, that is. Andrew Welch/Unsplash

These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we’d need to consume to benefit is… a lot

We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or tumeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.
Newcastle, Australia’s second-biggest non-capital city. Research confirms just how important a local newspaper is to a local community. Darren Pateman/AAP

What a local newspaper means to a regional city like Newcastle

Being sold off is the best news the staff and readers of the Newcastle Herald have had for a long time.
Barrister Jennifer Robinson, one of the lawyers on Julian Assange’s legal team, and WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson speak to reporters outside Southwark Crown Court in London on May 1. Facundo Arrizabalaga/AAP

Julian Assange has refused to surrender himself for extradition to the US. What now?

Extradition is a heavily regulated and multi-stage process. For now, it's impossible to say what awaits Assange.

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