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Cheers to this new research

Cheers to this new research

Reney Omar, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

We are constantly reminded of the risks and dangers alcohol can have on our health, yet rarely are we told of the benefits consuming alcohol can have. Researchers publishing in Consciousness and Cognition conducted a placebo-controlled study to understand whether alcohol inhibits or enhances creativity. The...

Teachers igniting science minds

Teachers igniting science minds
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Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

Western Australia's best minds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics joined public school leaders and teachers at the STEM Innovation Expo last week, for National Science Week STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. It is not a specific program, but a combination...

Remember to ask R U OK?

Remember to ask R U OK?

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

This 14 September is R U OK? Day, an initiative seeking to prevent suicide by encouraging active listening so that everyone experiencing personal issues has someone caring to turn to. On the day anyone who is worried about a family member or friend is encouraged to ask; R U OK? Mental health care...

Kiss away the blues this Liptember

Kiss away the blues this Liptember

Kate Smith, Journalist
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

Women are being encouraged to indulge in some guilt free cosmetic shopping for the month of September by The Liptember Foundation. Their Kiss Away the Blues campaign, running for its eighth year next month, will be selling coloured lipsticks around Australia at participating retailers, such as Chemist...

Should we eat like astronauts?

Should we eat like astronauts?

Yvonne Ardley, ECU Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

While freeze-dried food has commonly been known as astronaut food, one Australian company believes freeze-drying is the future of nutritional snack foods for everyone, even those of us with our feet on the ground. While new advances in technology see astronauts eating less freeze-dried foods (or...

The protein shake up

The protein shake up

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

Diet is an essential element for everyone who wants to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and there is a lot of hype around about protein shakes. But are they actually good for us? Proper diet along with a constant workout will optimise health. But, things are a little different with bodybuilders. Bodybuilders...

R-Rated Science

R-Rated Science

Brooklin Pigg
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

Middle-aged children entered through the doors of Scitech last Saturday and found it transformed into a world of blue and green lights throbbing with techno music for the Adults Only After Dark Science Night. Typically packed with families, the building maintained an atmosphere of curiosity without...

A triathlon with a difference

A triathlon with a difference

Danielle Blanch, Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

The world’s first mindful triathlon is coming to Gwelup Lake Reserve on Sunday 9 September. The Wanderlust 108 Triathlon involves a 5km run, 90 minutes of yoga followed by a 30-minute guided meditation. You don’t have to be an athlete or yoga master to take part. Wanderlust 108 is for people...

Sitting for extended periods may lead to dementia

Sitting for extended periods may lead to dementia

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter
August 14, 2017
Filed under Health and Science

Extended periods of sitting can be detrimental to brain function. This can include potentially increasing the risk of dementia, a recent study by UWA and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has found. The study shows that long periods of inactivity can cause the brain's glucose levels to fall outside...

Climate Change at the Perth Winter Arts Festival

Climate Change at the Perth Winter Arts Festival

Jackson Lavell-Lee, ECU Reporter
August 14, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Climate Change is a topic that should be discussed more often according to Moana Project space and Success arts director Dale Buckley. ‘Ruins’ and the workshop Climate Changing, designed and directed by Buckley are two of the climate inspired art exhibitions at the Perth Winter Arts Festival, where pe...

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