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Less privileged kids shine at uni: study

Australia's higher education system appeared to level the playing field in terms of academic achievement for students, regardless of their socio-economic status ...

Wild blueberries (bilberries) can help tackle the adverse effects of a high-fat diet

Eating bilberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. For ...

When we lose weight, where does the fat go?

Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW study shows. ... Full story

Younger workers more likely to ‘fake a sickie’, says new national poll

As many as 39 percent of workers aged 18-24 and 43 percent aged 25-34 admitted to faking a sick day in the past 12 months, according to an online poll of 1,035 Australian workers. ... Full story

Dietitian perceptions of low-calorie sweeteners

A recent study published in the European Journal of Public Health has identified uncertainty surrounding sweeteners among dietitians, which is reflected by the diversity of positions taken by the media, public health information and non-governmental organisations. Researchers from the University of Bath and Plymouth University, based in the UK, and the European Food Information Council, in Belgium, examined dietitians’ perceptions of sweeteners and the practical advice they provide about them. ... Full story

Cake or Carrots? Timing May Decide What You'll Nosh On

When you open the refrigerator for a late-night snack, are you more likely to grab a slice of chocolate cake or a bag of carrot sticks? Your ability to exercise self-control—i.e., to settle for the carrots—may depend upon just how quickly your brain factors healthfulness into a decision, according to a recent study by Caltech neuroeconomists. ... Full story

​Weighing in on the Role of Mindfulness in Slimming Down

Study suggests existing research doesn’t yet meet the ‘evidence-based’ threshold ... Full story

Kids not negatively impacted by weight management programs

Weight management programs for overweight children do not negatively impact body satisfaction, research shows. ... Full story

Study sheds new light on relationship between personality and health

Researchers have found new evidence that explains how some aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing, supporting long-observed associations between aspects of human character, physical health and longevity. ... Full story

Not all dietitians recommend low-calorie sweeteners in weight management

A recent study published in the European Journal of Public Health has identified uncertainty surrounding sweeteners among dietitians, which is reflected by the diversity of positions taken by the media, public health information and non-governmental organisations. Researchers from the University of Bath and Plymouth University, based in the UK, and the European Food Information Council, in Belgium, examined dietitians’ perceptions of sweeteners and the practical advice they provide about them. ... Full story

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