Research reveals extraordinary rates of rare neuromuscular disorder in Indigenous people in Saskatchewan

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Calgary have found unusually high rates of Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy, also known as Kennedy’s Disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder, among Indigenous people in Saskatchewan. The research findings, published in the journal Neurology Genetics, revealed that among people of Indigenous descent in Saskatchewan the rate […]

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‘Barely more than a pile of sugar’: Australian consumer group finds toddlers’ snacks lacking

Research from the Australian consumer advocacy group Choice has found many snacks marketed for small children have misleading packaging that belies high sugar contents. Choice reviewed 78 packaged toddler foods, comparing the pack’s imagery and product claims with the nutritional information and ingredients list, and found that 58% contained added sugars that were harmful to […]

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‘This is the story of my life’: Jock Zonfrillo stands by controversial memoir

A stoush has erupted between the publisher of celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo’s memoir, Simon & Schuster, and Nine, the publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. A widely circulated cover story published in Good Weekend magazine on Saturday suggested there were contradictions between Zonfrillo’s recollections of his time spent with celebrated British chef […]

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