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Juiced up! Is juice healthy?

Juiced up! Is juice healthy?

Yoshitaa Thadhani, Reporter

March 29, 2018

Fruit juice is often thought of as a healthier alternative to a soft drink or other sugary beverages, it is a by-product of a fruit after all. So are fruit juices really as healthy as we think they are? According to Professor Amanda Devine, programme coordinator for nutrition at Edith Cowan University,...

Stephen Hawking and MND

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Natalia Caceres, ECU Reporter

March 22, 2018

It has been over a week since Stephen Hawking passed away and tributes for the most celebrated and influential Physicist of the twentieth century continue to pour in. Diagnosed with Motor-Neurone Disease (MND) at only 21, Stephen was told he would not live over the age of 30. In 2018, 55 years...

Platypus milk could save lives

A platypus (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Ryan Ausden, Journalist

March 22, 2018

Drug resistant bacterial infections are getting serious, not only in Australian hospitals, but all over the world. According to a report compiled by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there were 1,502 cases of one of the most serious and lethal infections, Staphylococcus aureus or ‘Golde...

Addiction and harm: Alcohol vs Marijuana

(Photography of J.Van Tuil).

Jacob Vantuil

March 22, 2018

Substance dependency and substance abuse will always lead to harmful effects on the body no matter what the poison of choice is. The long-fought argument over which is more harmful, alcohol or cannabis is a well known debate, which lacks in clinical research and is abundant in non-professional opinions...

22 New genetic causes of strokes

22 New genetic causes of strokes

Olivia Morris, Reporter

March 22, 2018

In WA, this year more than 5000 strokes are expected to happen and in the world, it is the second most common cause of death and disability. How does this make you feel? When you see the word stroke does it cause you panic? Does it concern you? Do you even know what it means or what kind of illness...

Message bottles and modern oceanography

Message bottles and modern oceanography

Rebecca Low, Reporter

March 15, 2018

On June 12, 1886 Captain O. Diekmann from a German Naval Observatory ship threw a bottle overboard with a message. The message stated the date, time and coordinates for where the bottle originated and asked of the patron who discovers it to fill out a short survey and send it back to Germany. Almost...

Song of the first stars

Song of the first stars

Linton Price, Reporter

March 15, 2018

Using a telescope the size of a dinner table in the Western Australian bush, scientists have verified a signal from the earliest stars in the universe. With a paper recently published in science journal Nature the project is the brainchild of Judd Bowman and Alan Rogers — Arizona State University and MI...

Depressed, lonely or both?

Depressed, lonely or both?

Jacob Wall, ECU Reporter

March 15, 2018

Depression was once a condition that only affected a small portion of the population but by 2017 it had become the most common type of mental illness worldwide. Despite widespread medication  for it, some experts are arguing that pharmaceuticals may not be the answer to all types of depression. According...

No go at Gogo

No go at Gogo

Abby Marlborough, Reporter

March 15, 2018

Environmentalists have published a scientific statement against an irrigation proposal at Gogo Station, 11km south of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley, claiming the proposal would cause catastrophic damage to "the last wilderness". According to a report put to the EPA by SMK Consultants on behalf of Gogo station,...

Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Reef Life Survey diver

Andrew Fewster, Reporter

October 23, 2017

Due to global warming, rising water temperatures are having dramatic effects on the ecology of coral reefs, recent studies have shown. One study shows that as waters warm, fish are able to extend their hunting range, which will impact on invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters, and sea urchins. “As...

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Jamie’s Ministry of Food-Mobile Kitchen parked at ECU, Mt Lawley.

Marley Amphlett and Vesh Arumugam

October 22, 2017

For several weeks, the presence of a large vehicle in the car park has puzzled students at Edith Cowan University in Mt Lawley. ECU Daily saw this as an opportunity to investigate and educate. Kristy Clark, Arts and Communications student, said: “It's been in the car park for a while, I haven't...

Government linking our data

Government linking our data

Oliver Pomeroy, Reporter

October 22, 2017

The State Government may soon have more detailed profiles on each West Australian following a study posted last week about the data linkage capabilities of the state, and the potential to create detailed analyses. Data linkage is when various strings of data, such as medical history and mental health...

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