Amy Bannatyne, Peta Stapleton, Roger Hughes, and Bruce Watt
Pregnancy is a powerful biopsychosocial event that involves a multitude of rapid changes to a woman’s body, eating patterns, social functioning, and self identity – most of which are largely outside her control. Although it is well known that eating disorders and disordered eating disproportionally affect young women often during childbearing years, historically, scientific understanding of the intersection between pregnancy and eating disorders has been poor. Overall, it is known that pregnancy can impact an eating disorder in three main ways:
1) Pregnancy may function as a catalyst for remission
2) Pregnancy may exacerbate existing ED symptoms
3) Pregnancy may act as a trigger for relapse However, pregnancy may also serve as a period of risk for unaffected women, acting as precipitating event for the development of disordered eating behaviours in women without a lifetime history of an eating disorder.
However, pregnancy may also serve as a period of risk for unaffected women, acting as precipitating event for the development of disordered eating behaviours in women without a lifetime history of an eating disorder.
Do Making Habits or Breaking Habits Influence Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenence? A randomised controlled trial
Gina Cleo, Rae Thomas, Liz Isenring, and Paul P. Glasziou
- After losing it, keeping weight off is difficult.
- Around 40% of weight loss is regained over the first year following treatment, and much of the rest over the next three years
- Habitual behaviour and automaticity have been suggested as the most plausible explanation for this overwhelming lack of long-term weight loss success
‘Most of the time what we do is what we do most of the time, sometimes we do something different’
City branding has become a feature of contemporary life. A marketing technique to attract tourism and investment, it neatly commodifies urban character and identity usually by being unapologetically hyperbolic. Most city brand statements suggest possibility, opportunity, and invite participation. The Gold Coast’s‘ brand statement distils the city’s personality down to about 100 words in fun and cheeky prose. However, city branding does not always represent the richness of its subject. In the case of the Gold Coast, its complex cultural identity is ignored by its brand statement, leaving citizens, visitors and potential tourists none the wiser about how to meaningfully engage with and appreciate the full extent of its urban heritage, character and cultural identity.
For the Gold Coast, this superficial stereotyping needs to be challenged if the city’s distinctiveness is to be properly revealed and justly cherished. Most cities have a museum which helps to mount this very challenge by defining the current urban condition within a considered historical context. The Gold Coast is a substantial city by any measure, yet it lacks a city museum to present a coordinated program of urban history collection or conservation of significant aspects of the city’s heritage. The International Council of Museums advocates for the importance of museums about the past, present and future of cities through its Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities (CAMOC). It is therefore pertinent to ask:
"What is an appropriate museological construct for the Gold Coast?"
Keeping Heritage Alive
Cultural loss is one of the core issues behind Indigenous social disadvantage in Australia today (Office for the Arts, 2013). Aboriginal culture is built on the intangible: performance, localised knowledge, and deep contextualisation within the local landscape –the Country(Christie, 2008; Watson & Chambers, 1989).
Preserving Aboriginal cultural heritage demands a performative approach (Stanner, 1979). This may potentially be done through open-world role-playing games (RPGs; Granström, 2013). RPGs offer immersive, subjective experiences that encourage players to deeply identify with the depicted characters and cultures (Gee, 2006). Many games foster active audience engagement in documenting and even creating new content for their favourite game worlds (Gee, 2013).
The Utilisation of Formative Assessment in the Structure of Undergraduate Course Content: An Instrument for Success and Self-Awareness
Formative assessment operates to advance teaching approaches and resultant individual learning experiences, assisting in the clarification and achievement of student learning outcomes. This study aimed to assess the association between student engagement with formative assessment and overall achievement in an undergraduate course. Results demonstrated that engagement in formative assessment yields predictive utility with respect to overall course achievement. These findings suggest the importance of further research assessing the potential benefits of such forms of assessment to facilitate learning processes and student experiences.
‘A Risk assessment of the Impacts of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) extraction ‘Legacy’ wells: on Groundwater and Surface Water Systems, in Northern New South Wales and Queensland, Australia’.
What is coal seam gas (CSG)?
Coal seam gas (or coal bed methane) is natural gas that is found in association with coal seams, whereas conventional natural gas is found in association with other geological forms such as sandstones and shales. Coal seam gas resources are prevalent in Queensland and NSW, but also occur elsewhere in Australia. The drive to develop the resource in Australia has been the result of the liquefied natural gas market which allows the export of gas to key expanding markets in Japan, China and South Korea. These countries have very aggressive consumption targets to replace coal and nuclear power.
Heidi Walkden, James St John, Lynn Nazareth, and Jenny Ekberg
The trigeminal nerve is the largest cranial nerve responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as chewing. It constitutes a direct route from the nasal cavity into the brain (Fig. 1). Despite this, only a handful of microorganisms are thought to infect the brain via this route.
The tropical disease melioidosis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei is endemic to the northern Australia and south-east Asia. The main route of transmission is via inhalation of droplets and soil. The Australian variant can result in brain infection, but the mechanism of infection is unknown.
Here, we investigated whether B. pseudomallei could invade the brain via the trigeminal nerve.