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War Vets’ Post-Traumatic Stress Linked to Chronic Illness

War Vets’ Post-Traumatic Stress Linked to Chronic Illness

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been linked to 11 chronic illnesses and diseases, according to a world first study into its long-term effects. The study, funded by the Queensland branch of the Returned Serviceman’s League, found PTSD caused an increased risk of developing cardiovascular...

Kit Kat Changes Not So Sweet

Kit Kat Changes Not So Sweet

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, News

Kit Kat lovers are expressing outrage over the iconic chocolate’s first recipe change since it was introduced in 1936. The reformulated Kit Kat is said to be healthier, with 10% less sugar and 209 calories, as opposed to the previous 213 calories. This comes as part of Nestlé’s plan to cut...

Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Your Backyard

Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Your Backyard

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

  New research carried out at Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found soils containing low levels of heavy metals are likely to contain antibiotic resistant bacteria. The study found a link between the naturally occurring presence of heavy metals in soil and the presence of bacteria with...

Endometriosis: Recognising The Symptoms

Endometriosis: Recognising The Symptoms

Mollie Homer, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

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 found in the uterus starts developing in other places such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries and...

Survival Chances Improve While Cancer Rates Rise

Survival Chances Improve While Cancer Rates Rise

Madeline Palmer, Reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

Cancer survival rates will continue to improve in 2017, despite the increase in diagnosis of cancer cases in Australia, a new report explains. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s recent report, Cancer in Australia 2017, estimates that more than 134,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed...

Study: Sexy Perfumes Don’t Pass the Sniff Test

Study: Sexy Perfumes Don’t Pass the Sniff Test

Riley Inglis, Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

New research from the University of Western Australia (UWA) has found that the use of pheromones in perfumes may not be effective in attracting the opposite sex. The discovery has raised doubts over marketing campaigns by global perfume giants, which claim using their products will make a person more...

Summer Rains Spark Mosquito Infestation

Summer Rains Spark Mosquito Infestation

Riley Inglis, Staff Reporter
March 14, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

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 is warning people to be vigilant, with increased reports of Ross River Virus and Barmah Forest in...

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Lucy McLeod, Student Reporter
May 23, 2016
Filed under Health and Science, News

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 with autofocus, zoom, aperture control and image stabilisation. The lens will even be able to...

Student stress puts health at risk: psychologists

Student stress puts health at risk: psychologists

Lorraine Sindel, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Health and Science, News

It's that time of semester again where the stress levels — and caffeine intake — is on the rise. But the stress can do more than just leave you sleepless, according to psychologists — it can have major health implications. Students are the biggest stressors in Australia, according to a recent Australian...

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

AFL star Jarryd Roughead will be out from football indefinitely after suffering a recurrence of melanoma. The Hawthorn forward had the skin cancer removed from his lip last year and was sidelined for two games. The 29-year-old attended a check-up on Monday where it was revealed the cancer had returned. Chris...

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