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Study finds false perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk.


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New research reveals clock ticking for fruit flies

Queensland fruit flies that inflict damage on the nation's horticultural industry may be about to see their numbers take a significant dive thanks to new research.


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Study finds hidden clues to language development

Children are presented with new objects and experiences everyday, but their understanding of how they can be linked to words can be limited.


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Study uncovers Aboriginal respiratory health problems

Indigenous children from Mount Isa in Queensland are more than five times as likely to be admitted to hospital for certain chest infections.


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Study finds best way to minimize impulsivity

Research has found new ways to curb impulsive behaviour such as excessive gambling and hyper sexuality.


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Study finds older adults less emotional with financial decisions

Research has found older adults are more likely to act rationally when making financial decisions compared to young people, whose decision making processes are more clouded by emotions.


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New study recommends watching your waistline as a first step to maintaining good health

An expanding waistline is a main predictor of whether people will go on to develop serious and potentially life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.



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Study finds access to green space not equitable in nation's largest cities

Green space in our cities is important to improve and maintain good health. Yet new research reveals that some of our poorest communities don’t fare as well as their affluent neighbours when it comes to green space availability.



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