Perth Pot Plant PhD Study

Danica-Lea Larcombe will be gathering quite a collection of pot plants for her PhD. Photo Credit: Kimberley McGivern

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 30, 2017

Do you love the idea of  owning indoor plants, but can’t even be trusted with a cactus? Then PhD candidate Danica-Lea Larcombe, of ECU, has an offer for you. Ms Larcombe is calling on Perth citizens to participate in her PhD study, that will explore the possible relationships between the microbiota...

Opposition Leader calls for Health Minister’s scalp

Fiona Stanley Hospital has been plagued with problems.

Claire Montgomery, Staff reporter

August 12, 2015

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan has called for Health Minister Kim Hames to resign following another issue with Fiona Stanley Hospital. It was revealed today there there are more major issues at Fiona Stanley Hospital, this time within the autopsy room. "Today, for return of Parliament we'll be using t...

Rounding up cancer patients

Rounding up cancer patients

Ally Harper, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015

Roundup could be infamously living up to its name, according to a report on the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) website. The popular weedkiller, which is sold in Australia, is one of three pesticides found to "probably" be carcinogenic because of the...

Sock it to Sarcoma and EMAS fight back!

The Superhero Soiree aims to raise $10,000 for sarcoma patients, carers and families.

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014

Charity foundation Sock It to Sarcoma and UWA’s Electronic Music Appreciation Society (EMAS) have teamed up to join the fight against sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer which affects mostly children and young adult cancer patients. On Wednesday September 3, university students are invited to...

Australian nurses overlooked as recruitment drive begins

The search is on for 150 Irish nurses to fill a shortage at the new Fiona Stanley Hospital, however local nursing graduates are struggling to find work.

Katy Henning, Staff Reporter

August 12, 2014

St John of God Healthcare is in the process of a mass recruitment drive for 150 Irish nurses to fill a predicted shortage of nurses in WA within 18 months. With new medical facilities opening, such as the Perth Children’s Hospital and the Fiona Stanley Hospital, employers are relying more on foreign...

Powdered alcohol nothing to be sniffed at

Just a few of many palcohol flavours and variations

Lachlan Rodenburg, Student reporter

May 19, 2014

Why do Europe and the United States get all the cool stuff while we’re stuck in Western Australia with no Krispy Kreme, no Burger King, and certainly no powdered alcohol? I like to think we are so close to inventing more interesting alternative forms of food like a burger in pill form, but what...

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