Quality journalism by ECU students

ECU Daily

Junk food forces bad habits

Junk food forces bad habits

Ashleigh Pratt, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, News

Eating junk food regularly can kill your appetite for healthy eating, a new study has found. Research conducted by a team of scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on rats has helped create the understanding as to why overweight people find it hard to change their diet. The study,...

Sock it to Sarcoma and EMAS fight back!

Sock it to Sarcoma and EMAS fight back!

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Health and Science

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

Australian nurses overlooked as recruitment drive begins

Katy Henning, Staff Reporter

August 12, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, News

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...

Perth CBD goes smoke free

Perth CBD goes smoke free

Angela Mitchell, Student reporter

June 2, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, News

Smokers beware because as of Sunday, those caught lighting up in the Murray Street and Hay Street malls as well as Forrest Place will cop a $100 fine. Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi told Perth Now that a CBD-wide smoking ban is “inevitable in the near future”. “It’s not just an ideal anymore...

‘Heads Up’ for mental illness in the workplace

‘Heads Up’ for mental illness in the workplace

Bronwyn Donovan, Student Reporter

June 2, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, News

Mental health problems are costing Australian employers more than $10 billion a year in lost productivity and compensation, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Beyondblue has launched a campaign to convince businesses to be more proactive when it comes to workers mental well-being. Media...

Powdered alcohol nothing to be sniffed at

Powdered alcohol nothing to be sniffed at

Lachlan Rodenburg, Student reporter

May 19, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, News

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...

Stone age diet excites modern researchers

Stone age diet excites modern researchers

Lachlan Rodenburg, Student reporter

March 13, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, News

Some of Edith Cowan University's top researchers will soon begin investigating whether a paleo diet – better known as the 'caveman' diet – can help protect against heart disease and diabetes. Lead researcher Angela Genoni, from the ECU's School of Exercise and Health Sciences, says the diet is based on a study of ...

Quality journalism by ECU students
Health and Science