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how to get kids to eat healthy food

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Hippocrates said circa 400BC that “food should be our medicine and medicine should be our food”. He would probably turn in his grave if he saw the amount of highly processed, sugary food and drinks marketed to children today. This ...

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Your body weight “set point”. Was it shaped in childhood?

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Childhood obesity is not a new issue. However, research from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute confirms that it has become far more prevalent over the last few decades. Prevalence rates of overweight and obesity for 5-15 year old Australian children have ...

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Happy Bastille Day!

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When it comes to children and food, the French seem to have a certain “je ne sais quoi”. Admittedly, I’m a keen Francophile, but I think that even those who share no affinity with France couldn’t ...

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Oral therapy to treat peanut allergies

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Researchers from the Australian Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have successfully trialled a treatment for peanut allergies that could potentially provide a long term cure for allergy sufferers. Over 60 peanut allergic children were either given a dose of a probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, ...

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