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We can't close the gap on health unless we talk about nutrition

11 February
Diet is the single most important factor in the chronic disease epidemic facing Aboriginal communities

The 2016 Closing the Gap report fails to address nutrition despite its crucial importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, argues Professor Stephen Simpson.

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Experts rank the best apps for weight loss

11 February
How to choose an app that will change behaviour

A new study from the Charles Perkins Centre has ranked the best apps for weight loss according to their accuracy, scientific basis, and ability to change behaviour.

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Study explains elastin’s remarkable movements

6 February
Protein that gives blood vessels and skin their strength and flexibility has its molecular motions revealed.

Elastin is a crucial building block; during a person’s life, the elastin in a blood vessel, for example, will go through an estimated two billion cycles of pulsation. But how the tissue achieved this flexibility remained a mystery. A paper published in Science Advances reports the discovery by an international group of researchers was a surprise, with the dynamics likened to the molecule doing a ballet dance.

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