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Survival Chances Improve While Cancer Rates Rise

Survival Chances Improve While Cancer Rates Rise

Madeline Palmer, Reporter
March 23
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
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 that 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
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
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
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
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...

Mobility scooters injuries climb

Mobility scooters injuries climb

Dana Alhuneidi, Staff Reporters
May 15
Filed under Health and Science, News

Mobility scooter related trauma has increased in the past five years, according to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), prompting calls for better training and scooter lanes on busy roads. Dr Edward Gibson, an acute surgery registrar at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital, has told the...

14-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant

14-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter
March 26
Filed under Health and Science, News

As friends and family mourn the loss of a Victorian schoolboy who died after inhaling deodorant, his cousin said the “funny, quirky” footballer with a beautiful laugh should not have died the way he did. The boy from the town of Corio was found dead on Friday night and police believe he had...

Push for women to get on their bike

Push for women to get on their bike

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter
April 18
Filed under Health and Science, News

Women are being encouraged to start peddling as new figures show that despite the growing number of riders cycling into the city only 20 per cent are female. The push has come from new data that shows the number of riders cycling into the city each weekday has risen nearly 12 per cent in two years. Jeremy...

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter
April 1
Filed under Health and Science, News

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 no longer the death sentence they once were, but more and more cases are being reported around the world. Sp...

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