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Clean hands for clean health

Clean hands for clean health

October 22, 2017

Look around you. Some of the people you see probably don’t wash their hands often enough.  The most common side effect of this is the increased risk of catching gastro or the flu, among many others. ...

The silent tragedy of SIDS

The silent tragedy of SIDS

October 16, 2017

Amber Campbell was 20 when she gave birth to her daughter, Jacinta Joyce “JJ” Franks. JJ was born in Bunbury on 5 May 2017. She was a healthy weight at 6 pounds and 8oz, and was instantly adored...

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

October 16, 2017

New research from the University of Adelaide has suggested that the higher rates of cancer seen in developed countries are a result of relaxed natural selection. After cardiovascular diseases, cancer...

The melting of mud

The melting of mud

October 16, 2017

Mud in the earth's mantle is melting, according to researchers from geology department at Curtin, who teamed up with universities from South Africa, the United Kingdom and UWA. Research into the mud,...

Noodle science combating Diabetes

Noodle science combating Diabetes

October 16, 2017

The complex science of the noodle is being studied at Curtin University, in hopes to find the superior method of production. The study aims to find a way to add protein to the wheat crop before it grows,...

Bananas protect against strokes

Bananas protect against strokes

October 16, 2017

New research by the University of Alabama has shown that the potassium in bananas could play a part in preventing heart attacks and strokes. An article published on 5 October in the peer-review journal...

Morale boost for health carers

Morale boost for health carers

October 16, 2017

West Australian Health Minister Roger Cook is looking out for WA health care staff with new plans to boost engagement and morale. The plans include holding staff forums at hospitals and conducting surveys...

Regular E-users take more risks

Regular E-users take more risks

October 10, 2017

The latest data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), shows that half of the one in five young Australians who regularly use psychostimulant...

Bringing mental health to work

Bringing mental health to work

October 9, 2017

The Transformative Work Design Centre at UWA has partnered with The Mental Health Commission (MHC) to help raise awareness about mental health for employees in workplaces across Western Australia. ...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

October 9, 2017

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD stude...

Australia vs space junk

Australia vs space junk

October 9, 2017

Space junk is a growing problem. There are now so many satellites orbiting the earth that collisions are common place. Satellite Laser Ranging is the art of putting lasers on satellites that can measure...

Free meningococcal vaccine now available

Free meningococcal vaccine now available

October 8, 2017

In an Australian first, all young people aged 15 to 19 years old are now able to receive an ACWY vaccine for meningococcal disease free of charge. The three-year program was rolled out in term two of...

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