Professor Kate Buchanan holding a model bird in the palm of her hand.

Bird song signals past life conditions

Songbirds and humans have something in common that could help us better understand the impact of stress on speech and language development in childhood. 

A purple pipette dropping solution into a tray of test tubes.

Highlighting women in STEMM: Dr Vina Tan

In Australia, women comprise only 17 per cent of the STEMM-qualified population.

‘Superfoods’ aren’t all that super after all

Despite its often-quoted namesake, ‘superfood’ quinoa isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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Can smartphone apps improve mental health?

Targeted apps can be a great help with managing mental health, but users need to be discriminating.

New formula to predict AFL ladder rankings

Has your AFL team made it into the finals? Lack of injuries from key players may have helped. 

A mother and daughter sitting together in a retirement home.

Alzheimer’s care a daunting reality

Carers need to remember to take a break, too, for their own physical and mental health.

plates stacked on top of one another on white kitchen bench

Tackling obesity – one portion at a time

When it comes to global obesity rates, Australia ranks in the top ten of OECD nations.

Comprehensive sexuality education is fundamental

Sexuality education is a significant aspect of secondary schooling. Through it, we learn to take ownership of our own bodies.

Sausages cooking on a barbeque.

Sniffing out the past

For many, catching a whiff of a barbeque on a Saturday afternoon can conjure up memories of eating a snag on a Bunnings run – here’s why.

A group of women at a women's rights protest.

Abortion rates don’t go down when the procedure is criminalised

Having the choice to terminate a pregnancy gives women agency over when and if they are ready to give birth.

A wide selection of vegetables, fruit and cold meats displayed on platters.

Transforming Australia’s food system for health

In Australia, the number of adults living with obesity has increased from one in ten in 1980 to one in three today.

Food, Move, Mood – Fulbright researcher seeks link

A Deakin Fulbright researcher is set to investigate how the ways we move and the things we eat influence our mental health.

NE Victoria takes global lead against obesity

Schools, councils, sporting clubs and other community groups in Victoria’s north-east are set to become world-leaders in the fight against obesity.

Tall Poppies have big impact in ecology and health

World-leading work in the fields of species protection and obesity has seen two Deakin University researchers named ‘Young Tall Poppies.’

A new way to understand health and well-being

We are now realising that the ‘causes’ of disease are much broader and far-ranging than we thought.

Victorian primary students on the move

The Deakin-developed Transform-Us! primary school physical activity program is set to be introduced across the State.

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