When it comes to childhood obesity, it stands to reason that parents have a big influence. But researchers from The University of Newcastle, Australia were stunned to find that most studies simply ignored dads. It’s time things changed. #keepitclever
When it comes to childhood obesity it stands to reason that parents

Dads not involved in childhood obesity programs

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Feeling envy for your friend’s perfect Instagram life? Researchers from The University of Melbourne and Monash University say while social media can help us feel more connected, for some people it could do more harm than good. #keepitclever
Feeling envy for your friends perfect Instagram life Researchers from The University

Social media may not be good for you

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Wolfie Rankin
Nannette Sawle
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What evolved more than 300 million years ago and is one of nature’s greatest hunters? The dragon fly of course! Turns out more than 300 different species of these spectacular insects call Australia home. A new app from Charles Darwin University will help you tell which is which, and help researchers to fill in knowledge gaps. #keepitclever
What evolved more than 300 million years ago and is one of

‘Identifly’ app highlights dragonfly diversity

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Are we visiting the GP when we really don’t need to? Advertising ‘pharmacy only’ medicines could encourage more of us to ask the pharmacist for help instead. And that would reduce the costs to our healthcare system, say UTS: University of Technology Sydney researchers. #keepitclever
Are we visiting the GP when we really dont need to Advertising

Lifting medicine ad ban could mean health-care system savings

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They’re cute, they’re furry and in less than 30 years, these tiny creatures could be gone forever. The best way to save them? Stop logging say researchers from The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University. #keepitclever
Theyre cute theyre furry and in less than 30 years these tiny

Logging could lead to Leadbeater’s Possum extinction

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Have those Scandinavian ice-bathers got it right? While the thought of a cold-water dip might send shivers up your spine, researchers at the University of New England say it helps sportspeople fight fatigue. Jump on in! #keepitclever
Have those Scandinavian icebathers got it right While the thought of a

Cold-water immersion reduces player fatigue

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Fly in, fly out. FIFO is now a lifestyle for tens of thousands of Australian workers. But long periods away from home can take a toll on their health – and the health of their families. Luckily, new research from CQUniversity Australiaity aims to understand what we can do to help. #keepitclever
Fly in fly out FIFO is now a lifestyle for tens of

Study to assess how FIFO lifestyle affects health

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When small fish ingest microplastics, those tiny granules are passed up the food chain until they get to us. It seems they don’t affect the fish too much. But scientists at Macquarie University say the risk might start once they end up on our dinner plates. #keepitclever
When small fish ingest microplastics those tiny granules are passed up the

Microplastics leave fish unfazed, but human health risk remains

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Like left-over bricks from a construction site, meteorites are debris from the formation of our solar system. Now radioactive particles within them are telling a fascinating story. Clever work from Monash University scientists. #keepitclever
Like leftover bricks from a construction site meteorites are debris from the

New evidence shows how solar system formed

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More than anything, young people need to feel safe in their own home. But for those living in residential care, more often than not, they feel under threat. Now their voices are being heard, thanks to a study led by the Australian Catholic University (ACU). #keepitclever
More than anything young people need to feel safe in their own

Young people feel unsafe in residential care

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Don’t know which diet to choose? If you want to be a friend to your insides, University of Sydney research suggests nitrogen-rich foods help to keep your digestive system in top shape. Eggs, anyone? #keepitclever
Dont know which diet to choose If you want to be a

Nitrogen a key driver for gut health

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More than seven out of ten cancer survivors battle with fatigue, even up to ten years after treatment. But taking it easy isn’t the best way to boost their energy levels. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, a new study by The University of Queensland - UQ finds high intensity exercise helps the most. #keepitclever
More than seven out of ten cancer survivors battle with fatigue even

High intensity interval training helps post-cancer fatigue

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One in 12 babies born in Western Australia arrives prematurely. For Aboriginal women, it’s one in seven. Now an initiative led by The University of Western Australia has brought down the rate of preterm births – with nearly 200 fewer cases. #keepitclever
One in 12 babies born in Western Australia arrives prematurely For Aboriginal

Program lowers rate of premature births

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In East Timor, nearly half the women of child-bearing age have experienced domestic violence. Health care workers are struggling to respond to the scale of the problem. But researchers from La Trobe University say training midwives about legal protections and support services could help. #keepitclever
In East Timor nearly half the women of childbearing age have experienced

Responding to domestic violence in East Timor

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Who says you don’t make friends with salad? Scientists from The University of Queensland - UQ say a bowl of vegetables could make all the difference for athletes. Spinach, anyone? #keepitclever
Who says you dont make friends with salad Scientists from The University

Boosting sports performance – with salad.

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We may be a nation of sports lovers, but when it comes to actually playing sport, the regions have city-slickers beat. Victoria University, Melbourne Australia researchers have the scoop on which areas are lagging behind – and why poor city planning could be to blame. #keepitclever
We may be a nation of sports lovers but when it comes

Sports participation lags in Melbourne’s growth suburbs

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Kevin Russell
Frustrated with lag times on your phone or computer? Possibly not for too much longer. Clever engineering using light could soon speed up the inner workings of your device. By up to a thousand times faster than current technology. Thanks Monash University! #keepitclever
Frustrated with lag times on your phone or computer Possibly not for

Light to make phones work faster

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John Ashton
Nigel Mackay
A 25-million-year-old fossil whale called Alfred has helped explain how whales changed from toothed predators to filter feeders. Clever work from Monash University scientists. #keepitclever
A 25millionyearold fossil whale called Alfred has helped explain how whales changed

How whales lost their teeth

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Neil Morrall
Alex St Clair
What makes students drop out of their degrees? And what can universities do to help them go the distance, especially in the face of disadvantage? The University of the Sunshine Coast has some answers. #keepitclever
What makes students drop out of their degrees And what can universities

Student success not just about learning

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