2014 Media releases archives

Health eating in pregnacy

Excess weight gain during pregnancy could be the result of women running out of self-control
21 July 2014

Deakin University psychology researchers are undertaking a world-first study into why pregnant women struggle to maintain a healthy diet despite being highly motivated to do so, and are calling on pregnant women across Australia to take part in the research.

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Major breakthrough in quest for new malaria drugs
17 July 2014

Victorian scientists have made a major breakthrough in the race to find new drugs to fight malaria, one of the world's most devastating diseases.

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Deakin scientists watch tagged turtles from space
16 July 2014

Millions of kilometres of protected marine parks covering vast tracts of ocean may not be enough to save some of the world's migrating sea life.

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Digital music piracy could be a thing of the past as Deakin researchers help find keys to lock out illegal downloads
15 July 2014

Deakin University researchers have helped find the keys to lock out digital music pirates through a newly-developed method that doesn't compromise the quality of files.

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Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes
14 July 2014

Deakin University researchers are recruiting 1000 mums who experienced diabetes during pregnancy to participate in a national survey that aims to reduce their risks of going on to later develop type 2 diabetes.

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Celebrity status blinds us to the bizarre and illegal
11 July 2014

 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.

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Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels
9 July 2014

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.

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The results are in. Sugary drinks and fatty foods really do have an impact on childhood obesity
3 July 2014

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.

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Despite friction, links forged under original Colombo plan ensure goodwill is there says participant and Indonesian Vice President
1 July 2014

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.

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Deakin University welcomes funding for National Centre for Farmer Health
1 July 2014

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

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