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Celebrity status blinds us to the bizarre and illegal

The case of Rolf Harris highlights how much power and trust is afforded to celebrities but like the abuse which occurred in the Catholic Church raises questions about how much people close to the celebrity turned a blind eye to what was going on, Deakin University expert in celebrity Professor David Marshall said.

Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life.

The results are in. Sugary drinks and fatty foods really do have an impact on childhood obesity

A Deakin University study provides the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks and fatty foods are linked to the growing rate of obesity in Australian children.

Deakin University welcomes funding for National Centre for Farmer Health

Deakin University has welcomed today's announcement of funding for the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Despite friction, links forged under original Colombo plan ensure goodwill is there says participant and Indonesian Vice President

Indonesia's Vice President, Dr Boediono never set out to take on a leadership role in his country, he had thought his calling would be more as an academic than as a politician.

Benchmarking study reveals benefits of cultural diversity programs

A benchmarking University of Melbourne survey carried out by a Deakin University researcher and funded by VicHealth as part of a trial community intervention has found that one in five primary and high school students said they were targets of racism at school on a daily basis.

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