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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...

$13m for medical technologies

$13m for medical technologies

October 8, 2017

Three Australian medical technologies that could aid sufferers of chronic back pain and other disabilities have received over $13 million from the federal government. The medical breakthroughs could...

Medical psychedelics for mental health therapy

Medical psychedelics for mental health therapy

October 2, 2017

Medication for severe mental illness has always been a controversial topic, wrong choices can have devastating effects. The idea of using psychedelics as medicine has been off the table for a long time,...

Space mining in 10,9,8…

Space mining in 10,9,8…

October 2, 2017

Space experts, academics and government officials attended the third Off-Earth Mining Forum at the University of New South Wales in Sydney last week. Head researchers on space mining from around the...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

October 2, 2017

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

WA scientists saving African cassava crops

WA scientists saving African cassava crops

October 2, 2017

Researchers from UWA have teamed up with local farmers and British company Oxford Nanopore Technologies, to use portable DNA sequencing help farmers in East Africa eradicate crop disease. “Crop diseas...

Heatwave health threat rising

Heatwave health threat rising

October 2, 2017

With summer just around the corner and unusually hot weather conditions in other parts of Australia, experts are beginning to speak out on the deadly dangers of heatwaves. A report released by Doctors for the Environment Australia outlines that “heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent and have led to increased ambulanc...

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