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What can men do to stem the exodus of women from science?

Thursday, 11 February 2016
OPINION:  As a bloke who has worked in medical research for 16 years, I've seen firsthand how the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be a hostile place for women, and I've had enough. It's time for men in science to stop mouthing platitudes and use their positions of power and privilege to lead a change and stem the exodus of women from STEM fields.
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NeuroBLAST

Friday, 18 March 2016
Our Brain Awareness Week event, "NeuroBLAST" is 3 hours of hands-on interaction about your brain. Learn from our skilled and expert academics and researchers. All the latest in our understanding; What is your brain? How is it built? How does it get old? How do you keep it healthy? Test your reflexes, test bionic eyes and virtual reality.
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Bingeing on weekends but eating healthily during the week is not OK for your gut

Wednesday, 20 January 2016
OPINION: A relatively healthy but complex community is living together peacefully, until an unruly mob of hooligans begins unsettling the community’s residents and disturbing the peace every weekend. This scenario could be playing out in the human gut every time you go on a junk food binge. Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk.
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Weekend binge just as bad for the gut as regular junk food diet, study suggests

Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of rubbish, new UNSW research suggests. The study, led by Professor Margaret Morris, the Head of Pharmacology at UNSW, examined the impact of yo-yo dieting on the gut microbiota of rats. The findings have been published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.
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Research raises concerns over long-term use of chromium diet pills

Monday, 11 January 2016
Concerns have been raised over the long-term use of nutritional supplements containing chromium, after an Australian research team found the mineral is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters human cells. Controversy remains over whether the dietary form of chromium is essential, with an increasing body of evidence indicating it is not safe.
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Measuring up: this year, aim for fitness over fat loss for long-term success

Tuesday, 5 January 2016
OPINION: Getting fit and losing weight are consistently among the top New Year’s resolutions, and January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry. While any attempt to incorporate more exercise into our lives should be welcomed, it’s time to rethink the reasons for joining the gym. And, in particular, the way we measure success when it comes to exercise.
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The virus most pregnant women haven't heard of, but need to know about

Tuesday, 5 January 2016
OPINION: Stressed and tired, a pregnant mother forgets to wash her hands after blowing her two-year old daughter's nose. The daughter’s nasal mucus contains a virus which has now infected the mother and could travel across her placenta to her unborn baby. Without knowing, the mother has just unintentionally put her baby at risk of cytomegalovirus.
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Cooking the books: when that sensational new research finding isn’t all it seems

Wednesday, 11 November 2015
  OPINION: Few media reports in the health sphere generate as much attention as those with screaming headlines about a new link between food and cancer.  
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Don't panic, there's no need to ban bacon or BBQs (but you should eat less)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015
OPINION: It seems almost inevitable that every release of a major health report from an expert body unleashes a torrent of comment from those who think they know better than qualified scientists. This week, that expert body is the World Health Organisation. Their latest report from 22 independent cancer experts from 10 countries evaluated more than 800 studies on red meat, processed meats and cancer.
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Expert is as expert does: in defence of US dietary guidelines

Friday, 25 September 2015
OPINION: National dietary guidelines have become an easy target for those looking for a scapegoat for bad diets in prosperous countries. And an article just published in the BMJ about the scientific evidence for the US dietary guidelines provides further needless fuel for the fire.
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