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Fat, Obesity Consciousness Begins at 32 Months of Age in Kids, Says Study

New research from the University of Otago and Monash University shows that anti-fat prejudice may develop in children as young as 32 months of age and is strongly related to maternal anti-fat attitudes. Published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, the study is the first to examine the relationship of parental anti-fat attitudes and infants’ toddlers preferences to obese ...

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Aspirin to reduce leg ulcers: Study

Aspirin can improve the healing rates of leg ulcers in older adults, says a study conducted by Monash University on more than 260 participants from wound clinics around Australia. Venous ulcers are chronic wounds of the lower leg that are more common in older people. An estimated 400,000 Australians suffer from venous leg ulceration (VLU) costing around $2-3 billion/year. Lead ...

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Extreme Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Leads to Poisoning: Study

Australia-based Monash University researchers have discovered that extreme exercise can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning, after studying volunteers who had participated in extreme endurance tests, including 24-hour ultra-marathons and multi-stage ultra-marathons, run on consecutive days. Based on blood samples taken before and after the events, when compared with a control group, showed that ...

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Key gene causing head, neck cancers found by Australian researchers

Australia-based Monash varsity researchers have made the first real breakthrough in half-a-century identifying the gene behind cancers of the head and neck and understanding how these develop squamous cell cancers (SCC) grow, shedding new light on one of the most deadly forms of the disease. “Disruption of this key gene sets up a pathway of changes in cells in the mouth ...

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Wikipedia? Nothing to be ashamed about…

Academics and students alike should be making better use of Wikipedia, said a major study of digital technology use in Higher Education. The Australia-UK study led by Professor Neil Selwyn from Monash University found that while Wikipedia was a popular background resource with students, it had not replaced traditional sources of intellectual scholarship. The study of more than 1,600 students ...

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Aspirin could tackle dementia but trial results confirm it in 2018

Australian Monash University, known for its pioneering work on aspirin and its therapeutic applications, has been commissioned by the US National Institutes of Health to probe aspirin’s anti-dementia powers. Dementia or memory loss in a person is a major threat to the elderly people and Monash University in Melbourne has reportedly begun a A$50 million (US $41 million) clinical trial ...

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