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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...

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...

Fremantle’s Orange Sannya Period Revisited

Fremantle’s Orange Sannya Period Revisited

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

  A fascinating exhibition focusing on the history of Fremantle's Orange People is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle exhibition has attracted former and existing Orange People, as well as a curious public. It explores 1980s Fremantle, when the...

Western Australia’s Indigenous Prisoner Dilemma

Western Australia’s Indigenous Prisoner Dilemma

Oliver Skelton, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Western Australia currently detains more Indigenous Australians than anywhere else in the country. Indigenous Australians are 18.5 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-indigenous Australians. The number falls just short of America’s imprisonment of African Americans which is a...

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...

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Independent radio station RTRFM 92.1 is celebrating 40 years of on air broadcast this year. The community station will hold special events throughout 2017, remembering its grassroots beginnings. Th station boasts a listenership of more than 30,000. Its specialized programing focuses on WA local music...

French Film Festival in full swing

French Film Festival in full swing

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The French Film Festival is in its second week, with A- list French and international actors appearing on screen in three of Perth’s Luna Palace Cinemas. Forty-five films are being shown this year - more than last year - at  260 screenings in Northbridge, Nedlands and Fremantle. The Artistic...

The Key To Ageing Well? Eat Better Food

The Key To Ageing Well? Eat Better Food

Tayla Damir
March 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Making simple dietary changes could be the key to ageing healthily, according to University of Sydney research. The University's Nutrition For Healthy Living Coordinator Dr Rosilene Waern, told ECU  “Ageing is linked to a decline in appetite, which leads to lower dietary intake. This then places...

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Airbnb, the world's largest online hospitality service, is currently making stronger gains than traditional tourism accommodation. The Deloitte Tourism Hotels Market Outlook report provides an insight and analysis of current trends and issues that affect the Australian Tourism industry. It showed...

Bible Stories Told Through Indigenous Art

Bible Stories Told Through Indigenous Art

Claudia Haines-Cappeau, Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Commemorating the Bible Society’s 200th anniversary, 65 Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists have created an art book that shares their faith and artistic talent. The book, Our Mob, God's Story, showcases 115 paintings, each piece a portrayal of the artist’s interpretation...

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