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Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clare Varcoe

September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from the air and puts it into the ground to feed other plants, but unlike artificial fertilisers, it doesn’t...

Is your work harming you?

Continually working in a seated position can be bad for your health.

Stefanie Ipsaro-Passione

April 12, 2020

With office jobs on the rise, Australian activity levels have hit an all-time low. Statistics show 50% of Australians work in a job position that involves being sedentary for over eight hours. Safe Work Australia says prolonged sitting can cause negative impacts such as poor posture, a reduction in energy expendit...

Coronavirus sparks medication panic-buying

Pharmacy medication flying off the shelves amid Covid-19 panic buying.

Natalie Escobar

March 27, 2020

The number of Coronavirus cases are increasing every day, and despite calls for calm, people are panic buying – a trend that is now hitting chemists. In the first few weeks of the pandemic, items like toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, canned food, minced meat, pasta, rice, flour and hand sanitiser...

10 Tips to survive GTM

10 Tips to survive GTM

Jacob Wall, ECU Reporter

May 10, 2018

With Groovin the Moo festival arriving in Bunbury in just under a week, you’ve got your outfit sorted, your accommodation booked and you’ve figured out what artists you're going to see, so now would be the perfect time to enlighten yourself with 10 ways to stay safe and have fun this GTM.   1 - Findi...

The truth about apple cider vinegar

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Connor Mallis

May 3, 2018

David “Avocado” Wolfe claims that there are 10 "amazing" benefits of consuming Apple Cider Vinegar before going to bed. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is created when you leave apples and in water at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. While Wolfe, and others like...

Veganism, is it worth it?

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Connor Mallis, Reporter

April 12, 2018

Vegan diets are becoming ever more popular and widespread throughout the western culture. With the trend correlating with a wealthy and healthy lifestyle. Veganism is a diet where the consumer consumes no meat or animal-derived related ingredients. This is what separates a vegan from a vegetarian. A...

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...

Clean hands for clean health

Clean hands for clean health

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

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. Human faeces contain a number of bacteria, such as E. Coli and salmonella that can spread via touching...

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

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 has become the second highest cause of death worldwide. While tobacco smoking, diet and pollution...

Bananas protect against strokes

Bananas protect against strokes

Vanessa Vlajkovic, ECU Daily Reporter

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 JCI Insight stated that a reduction in potassium intake in one’s diet has been linked to cardiovascular...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

Ethical eating explored

Ethical eating explored

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

The Perth Multicultural Vegan and Vegetarian Food Fair is being held on October 22 at the South Perth Community Centre where plant-based dieters will get the upper hand of options for once. According to Roy Morgan Research, veganism is on the rise with 11.2% of Australia’s population now being vegan. So,...

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