Endometriosis: Recognising The Symptoms

Endometriosis: Recognising The Symptoms
March 31, 2017

Endometriosis has been labelled the 'silent epidemic' affecting one in 10 women across Australia, with many failing to recognise the symptoms. Endometriosis is caused when the abnormal growth of tissue...

Summer Rains Spark Mosquito Infestation

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
March 14, 2017

Perth’s wettest summer on record has sparked fears of a mosquito boom, with the insects thriving in the moist conditions. Areas located close to water are most at risk. The WA Department of Health...

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye
May 23, 2016

Your privacy is about to be changed in the blink of an eye. Tech giant Sony is seeking real estate in your eye with a contact lens that can capture photos and videos. The device boasts a built-in camera...

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease
April 1, 2016

They were diseases once associated with the Victorian era, but now illnesses such as measles, whooping-cough and scarlet fever are making a comeback. Thanks to modern medicine these afflictions are...

Growing concerns over supplement safety

Growing concerns over supplement safety
March 15, 2016

The safety of herbal therapies has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that the consumption of supplements has caused as many as six cases of organ failure since 2011. Western Australian man Matthew...

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Social networking may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.
October 21, 2015

Facebookers rejoice, researchers believe that social networking can contribute to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. As people get older, the risk of the illness can increase; for those over 40, the...

Secret taskforce reveals Perth cancer patients left waiting

Lengthy waiting times at Fiona Stanley Hospital
September 9, 2015

A secret taskforce report claims  adult cancer care has significantly diminished in WA, since service provisions relocated to Fiona Stanley Hospital from Fremantle and Royal Perth hospitals earlier...

Plague outbreak prompts pet warning

Bubonic Plague
September 2, 2015

Twelve cases of the plague — the disease thought to have wiped out a third of Europe — have been recorded in the US since April 1, with one in three victims dying. In what is the worst outbreak...

Nanna naps lower high blood pressure

sleep pods which are also found in ECU Joondalup
September 2, 2015

Recent studies have shown that afternoon nanna-naps can lower high blood pressure by five per cent leading to significantly lower rates of heart attacks. The research presented at the European Society...

Children’s hospital opening “delayed again”

Artist's impression of the atrium
August 26, 2015

The WA Labor Party has criticised a new delay in the opening of Perth Children's Hospital, after reports suggesting the opening date will be pushed back past April next year. Acting Shadow Health...

#Fitspiration or #fitsploitation? How health hashtags can harm

Jess Baller from JKM Fitness shares a fitspiration photo on Instagram
Image: @jkm_fitness
It’s the social media trend inspiring active lifestyles, but is online fitness culture as healthy as we think?
June 10, 2015

Type 'fitspiration' into any social media website and within seconds millions of slim and athletic bodies, motivating catch-phrases, and stylishly healthy meals fill the screen. It’s enough to make...

Call for sleep classes to be added to schools

Healthy sleep should be considered the third pillar of good help, says Prof Rajaratnam
June 3, 2015

Health experts are calling for an end to the ‘sleep deprivation cult’ and for tailored sleep education messages to be delivered to workplaces and schools, as well as to the wider population. Sleep...

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