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Breaking the Mould, fighting malnutrition

Breaking the Mould, fighting malnutrition

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

August 27, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Breaking the Mould is a project selected by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to help combat malnutrition in the Indo-Pacific. The project, developed by Dr Kirsty Bayliss from Murdoch University, is one of six strategies in a $4 million initiative to help the region. Bayliss, and her team,...

More girls than boys drunk in ambulances

More girls than boys drunk in ambulances

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU reporter

August 27, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Young women are requiring more urgent medical care for alcohol intoxication than young men, according to new state-wide ambulance figures. For the first time, St John Ambulance and the WA McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth (MCAAY), have provided female and male breakdowns of ambulance...

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 Saturday 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...

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