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Myopia – a global epidemic

Myopia also known as short-sightedness, is a refractive error, where the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in blurred distant vision. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), myopia already affects about 30 per cent of the world’s population. In Australia and New Zealand, the myopic population is estimated to reach…

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Almost $10 million funding boost for InsideOut Institute for eating disorders

On Sunday, February 3, the New South Wales Government pledged $9.6 million over the ensuing four years to a dynamic national eating disorders institute. The InsideOut Institute – Australia’s first national body for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders – was the worthy recipient of the government funds. According to Psychologist and InsideOut Institute…

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Fasting to fight addiction in Australia’s youth

January has ticked over into February, bringing about the annual febfast theoretical diet pilgrimage. Established at as a fundraiser for young disadvantaged Australians, the goal is to cease sugar, alcohol or any of your other vices for one month. We’re well aware from past projects that addiction is a cruel beast. Those who find themselves…

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