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Expert: U.S guidelines confirm Australian parents may be introducing unhealthy foods too early

New infant feeding guidelines released by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in the United States provide further evidence that Australian parents may be introducing foods to their children too early.


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Expert: COVID-19 has prompted a return to breastfeeding

An expert in infant feeding during emergencies has highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on new mums, who are placing increasing importance on breastfeeding during the pandemic.


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Opinion: Grandparent-grandchildren video calls are vital during COVID-19. Here are simple ways to improve them

COVID-19 has seen a huge increase in video calling as we try to socially distance but still stay in touch.


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Opinion: Rising coronavirus cases among Victorian health workers could threaten our pandemic response

Over the past week, we’ve seen a spike in the number of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers in Victoria.


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Opinion: During COVID-19, women are opting for ‘freebirthing’ if homebirths aren’t available. And that’s a worry

The pandemic is prompting some Australian pregnant women to give birth at home without a midwife or registered health provider, according to a survey out this week.


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Expert: ‘Peculiarities of the pandemic’ are trigger points for eating disorders

A Western mental health expert has shed light on the ongoing, traumatic effects of COVID-19 for people living with eating disorders.


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Opinion: Victorians, and anyone else at risk, should now be wearing face masks. Here’s how to make one

After early success in suppressing COVID-19, we are facing a resurgence in Victoria, which is threatening disease control for the whole country.


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Opinion: Public housing ‘renewal’ likely to drive shift to private renters, not owners, in Sydney

A target of 70% private and 30% public dwellings is an accepted standard for public housing renewal projects in several Australian states.



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