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Advice for overweight mums-to-be cost-effective, beneficial

One-on-one lifestyle advice for overweight pregnant women is cost-effective and highly beneficial to mothers and their babies, research has shown. Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute – led by professor Jodie Dodd – conducted an economic evaluation along with a randomised trial ...

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Nurses seeking post-election clarity from Baird

The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association has called on the newly re-elected Baird Government to quarantine the state’s health system from what it described as a “pattern of privatisation” emerging within the sector. In a statement issued on Monday, NSWNMA ...

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Aussies courting chronic disease

About two-thirds of Australians have health issues caused by risk factors that are "modifiable", such as exercise, diet and smoking, a new report shows. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, which was released on Wednesday, uses data from ...

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Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ, earnings

People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings. And, critically, the socioeconomic status of mothers appear to have little impact on breastfeeding results, according to a paper published by The Lancet medical journal on Wednesday. ...

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Protect online generation’s mental health

Young people’s growing use of and exposure to technology can create risks to their mental health but also provide opportunity for intervention, a leading expert argues. Speaking at the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 8th Primary Mental Health Care ...

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