Food

Artist Marcelle Mansour: “Mothers should not feel guilty about pursuing their goals”

Award-winning Australian Palestinian visual artist and writer Marcelle Mansour has enjoyed a successful professional career that spans over three decades, but the mother of four (and grandmother of five) will make no excuses for being a working mum. Marcelle has been practicing visual arts since the early 1980s, creating representational art including portraits, murals, sceneries and abstract works and says ...

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Food companies failing on health stars

Consumer group Choice has slammed major food manufacturers including Kellogg’s for failing to sign up to the federal government’s voluntary health star labelling regime. Under the system, launched in December, food products are scored between half a star and five stars according to their energy, fat, sugar and salt content. So far, supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths have the stars ...

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Hep A scare continues: Berries could affect 100 schools

Students and staff at nearly 100 schools and childcare centres across Australia may have contracted hepatitis A from contaminated frozen berries, federal Labor says. In Victoria 53 schools and childcare centres have raised the alarm about the health of staff and students. Another 22 institutions in South Australia and 18 in Queensland may also be affected. “The latest figures are ...

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Frozen Mixed Berries recalled: Hepatitis A infections expected to rise

Health experts expect the number of Australians to contract Hepatitis A from frozen berries to increase after three new infections emerged in Queensland. Eight people have now contracted the virus after eating frozen mixed berries, including three diagnosed in Victoria, two in NSW, and the three Queensland cases reportedĀ on Monday. A ninth person, also from Queensland, has tested positive to ...

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How oily fish can mend a damaged heart

Eating oily fish has long been known to keep your heart healthy but scientists have also found it can mend a damaged heart. Diets high in omega-3 fatty acid foods could also help fix damaged blood vessels faster, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has discovered. About seven million people in the UK suffer from some form of ...

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