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5 ways to spot if someone is trying to mislead you when it comes to science

5 ways to spot if someone is trying to mislead you when it comes...

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 Image: Shuttlestock It’s not a new thing for people to try to mislead you when it comes to science. But in the age of COVID-19 — when we’re being bombarded with even more information than...
from lurid orange sauces to refined, regional flavours: how politics helped shape chinese food in australia

From lurid orange sauces to refined, regional flavours: how politics helped shape Chinese food...

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  A Chinese community dinner in Sydney, some time in the 1930s. City of Sydney Archives The first whiffs of Chinese cooking in mid-19th century Australia would have emanated from tiny huts owned by Chinese...
not feeling motivated to tackle those sneaky covid kilos? try these 4 healthy eating tips instead

Not feeling motivated to tackle those sneaky COVID kilos? Try these 4 healthy eating...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock In Australia and around the world, research is showing changes in body weight, cooking, eating and drinking patterns associated with COVID lockdowns. Some changes have been positive, such as people cooking at home more, and eating more vegetables. But many...
yes, adele has sung its praises. but the sirtfood diet may be just another fad

Yes, Adele has sung its praises. But the Sirtfood diet may be just another...

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Picture: Monika Grabkowska/UNSPLASH The Sirtfood diet has been in the news again this week after singer Adele showed off her slimmed-down figure on US comedy show Saturday Night Live. Adele has previously credited her significant weight loss to the...

The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they’re really bad for our health

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Picture: Shuttlestock Humans (and our ancestors) have been processing food for at least 1.8 million years. Roasting, drying, grinding and other techniques made food more nutritious, durable and tasty. This helped our ancestors to colonise...
we looked at the health star rating of 20,000 foods and this is what we found

We looked at the health star rating of 20,000 foods and this is what...

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Image: Shuttlestock As you read this, health officials are busy finalising the government’s review of the health star rating system on packaged foods. One of the issues the review is looking at is whether the system, which...
supermarkets claim to have our health at heart. but their marketing tactics push junk foods

Supermarkets claim to have our health at heart. But their marketing tactics push junk...

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Image: Shuttlestock Supermarkets like to portray themselves as having the health of the community at heart. And in the middle of a pandemic, we’re all grateful supermarkets are still open and, for the most part, the shelves are well...