Australian gymnastics ‘a high-risk environment for abuse’, review finds

An independent cultural review of gymnastics in Australia has revealed “systemic risk factors” within the sport, including for child abuse and neglect, misconduct, bullying, abuse, sexual harassment and assault towards athletes. The review, undertaken by the Human Rights Commission, was commissioned by Gymnastics Australia in August 2020 after serious complaints were made alleging mental and […]

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5 facts about celiac disease

For people with celiac disease, foods as seemingly wholesome as whole grain bread can be dangerous. Why? Having celiac means that exposure to gluten—a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye—causes the immune system to attack the small intestine, damaging its lining and potentially preventing the body from absorbing enough important vitamins, […]

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Calls for sport to ‘listen to science’ as AFL thanks Jacinda Barclay’s family for brain donation

Carlton great and mental health advocate Ken Hunter says the damage discovered in late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay’s brain shows sporting bodies “need to start listening to science” and act on already-available concussion research rather than “pacify people” with tokenistic gestures. His comments come as the AFL acknowledged the Barclay family’s “very significant contribution to […]

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