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The great sugar debate

Remember economist Rory Robertson who bet Doomsday forecaster Steve Keen a walk to Mt Kosciuszko over house prices not crashing during the GFC? Well he’s at it again and this time he’s taking on University of Sydney nutritionists Jennie Brand-Miller ...

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Choc shock – Fat gets juiced

A team of scientists working at the A team of scientists working at the University of Warwick in England have announced a new form of chocolate that is almost completely fat free. Chemists at the university have discovered a method ...

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Education linked to longer life

Life expectancy for American adults with 16 years or more of education has risen rapidly since 1990, US researchers say.  The study conducted by researchers at the University of Illiniois shows that despite advances in healthcare and increases in life ...

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Big leap in Tasmanian cancer survival rates

Cancer survival rates in the Tasmania have improved significantly over the past 20 years, says a new report from the state’s Cancer Registry.  The report, Cancer Survival and Prevalence in Tasmania 1978-2008 is the first survival data published by the ...

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Glowing praise for levitating light

A hovering light bulb invented by a 19-year-old student from the University of Queensland has been singled out as an exciting industry innovation by an American lighting firm. Chris Rieger’s invention, LevLight, which levitates below a ceiling while glowing, has ...

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Day of the no-drill dentist nears

Trials of new dental procedures have resulted in a 40 per cent decline in the incidence of tooth decay Fear of the dentist’s loud and noisy equipment could soon be a thing of the past, with a drill-free clinic on ...

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Health rated below looking good

When it comes to college-age individuals taking care of their bodies, appearance is more important than health, research conducted at the University of Missouri suggests. Maria Len-Rios, an associate professor of strategic communication; Suzanne Burgoyne, a professor of theatre; and ...

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Chink exposed in the seafood chain

Researchers fear that the size of shellfish and other creatures will shrink due to human-induced ocean acidity. An international study warns that as more carbon dioxide is expelled into the atmosphere ocean acidity will increase, causing the size and weight ...

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Soft landing for backyard favourite

Trampolines with no springs or hard edges are much safer for children, a team of researchers has found Non-traditional soft-edge trampoline design can reduce injuries by 30 to 80 per cent, according to a new study led by play equipment ...

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