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The Conversation • 15 Jul 2019

1 in 10 patients are infected in hospital, and it's not always with what you think

A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.

The Conversation • 12 Jul 2019

Looking after loved ones with mental illness puts carers at risk themselves. They need more support

People suffering from mental illness face many challenges, but we don't always notice the loved ones who do much of the caring behind the scenes.

The Conversation • 6 Jul 2019

Kadar kolesterol daging putih setara dengan daging merah. Benarkah?

Peneliti mengukur apakah lebih baik makan daging merah, unggas, atau sumber protein nabati untuk kesehatan jantung. Diet nabati pemenangnya, disusul daging merah dan daging putih yang ternyata setara.

The Conversation • 2 Jul 2019

Had gestational diabetes? Here are 5 things to help lower your future risk of type 2 diabetes

Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.

The Conversation • 20 Jun 2019

MH17 charges: who the suspects are, what they're charged with, and what happens next

Families of the 298 victims may, at last, see justice after five years.

The Conversation • 19 Jun 2019

The three things universities must do to survive disruption

Technology has disrupted the way universities offer courses, the types of skills we will need, and the duration for which we will need them. Here are three things universities must do to survive.

The Conversation • 14 Jun 2019

Research Check: is white meat as bad for your cholesterol levels as red meat?

Researchers looked at whether it's better to eat red meat, poultry or plant protein sources for heart health. While a plant-based diet was the clear winner, red meat and white meat scored the same.

The Conversation • 4 Jun 2019

Had pre-eclampsia in pregnancy? These 5 things will lower your risk of heart disease

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.

The Conversation • 31 May 2019

Lima makanan ini hanya berkhasiat jika dikonsumsi dalam jumlah besar

Kita sering mendengar makan makanan tertentu dapat membantu kita mencegah penyakit. Tapi, klaim ini terbukti benar hanya jika kita memakannya dalam jumlah yang sangat besar.

The Conversation • 28 May 2019

Is this a housing system that cares? That's the question for Australians and their new government

The Morrison government, having added a housing minister to its ranks, needs to recognise housing as having more than just economic value. Its impact on our ability to give and receive care is critical.

The Conversation • 28 May 2019

China succeeds in greening its economy not because, but in spite of, its authoritarian government

China is rapidly greening its economy, but that doesn't mean authoritarian governments are best placed to handle climate change.

The Conversation • 22 May 2019

Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates – and their mental and physical health suffers

Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.

The Conversation • 21 May 2019

Some of our foods have nano particles in them – should we be worried?

Nanoparticles are extremely tiny particles, with external dimensions smaller than 100 nanometres (0.0001 of a millimetre). Here's what we know about nanotechnology in food.

The Conversation • 17 May 2019

Babies and toddlers are living with their mums in prison. We need to look after them better

In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.

The Conversation • 15 May 2019

These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we'd need to consume to benefit is... a lot

We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or tumeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.

The Conversation • 3 May 2019

What a local newspaper means to a regional city like Newcastle

Being sold off is the best news the staff and readers of the Newcastle Herald have had for a long time.

The Conversation • 3 May 2019

Julian Assange has refused to surrender himself for extradition to the US. What now?

Extradition is a heavily regulated and multi-stage process. For now, it's impossible to say what awaits Assange.

The Conversation • 2 May 2019

Pregnant women and babies can be vegans but careful nutrition planning is essential

Usually we set out to get plenty of fibre and little fat, but nutritional advice for pregnant women and parents of toddlers who are vegan is different.

The Conversation • 1 May 2019

Have you gone vegan? Keep an eye on these 4 nutrients

Are you getting enough vitamin B12, calcium, iodine and iron? Here's what can happen if you don't get enough – and how to ensure you do.

The Conversation • 25 Apr 2019

How a Japanese system can help African cities adapt to climate change

Urban adaptation to climate change is more effective where local citizens participate.
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