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Scientists Extract DNA From Ancient Caves

Scientists Extract DNA From Ancient Caves

Elliot Turner, Reporter

May 30, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Scientists have developed a technique for extracting human DNA from ancient caves that could shape the way we view human evolution. European researchers are working with the University of Wollongong on advanced extraction methods of human sediment. Hominins are a group consisting of modern humans,...

Lack of Sleep May Cause Weight Gain

Lack of Sleep May Cause Weight Gain

Jack Cooksey, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Slideshow

Lack of sleep may cause weight gain, according to research presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon. According to Dr Christian Bennett, a Neuroscientist from Sweden’s Uppsala University, sleep habits and weight may be linked. “The study suggests that sleep loss leads t...

Child’s Pose: the Next Generation of Yoga

Child’s Pose: the Next Generation of Yoga

Mollie Homer, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Slideshow

Move over parents, yoga has found a new age group. Becoming a hit with kids and teens, yoga is now teaching the next generation the skills of mindfulness. This mindfulness movement targeting our kids is being pushed across the nation by non-for-profit organization Smiling Mind, as the stresses...

Perth Group Helps Students Learn About Mental Health

Perth Group Helps Students Learn About Mental Health

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Slideshow

Non-Profit organization Zero2Hero holds five day camps to help students from Mt Lawley High School learn about mental health. The organisation aims to de-stigmatise mental health among young adults. Executive Assistant Sophia Rogers told ECU Daily the program helps teenagers become mental health...

Worldwide Forest Estimates Increased

Worldwide Forest Estimates Increased

Jack Cooksey, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

A team of international scientists has found new areas of forest equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia. According to the latest statistics from the World Bank, there was an estimated forest area worldwide of just under 40 million km2,  increasing the estimated forest cover globally by almost...

Screen Technology Impacting Kids’ Health

Screen Technology Impacting Kids’ Health

Claudia Haines-Cappeau, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

The health of Australian children is being adversely affected by digital screen technology, according to physiotherapist Trish Wisbey-Roth. Children are having trouble with their neck, shoulders, ribs and spine due to the continuous use of devices such as iPad’s and laptops. Ms Wisbey-Roth...

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Tayla Damir, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase, Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

Reformer Pilates has taken Perth by storm with classes booked out in studios around town. “Reformer pilates is Perth's latest health craze and it will continue to grow as anyone and everyone can do it, and the benefits are endless," said Helen Clarke, owner of Core Focus Pilates. “WA is always...

Netflix Held Ransom by Online Hackers

Netflix Held Ransom by Online Hackers

Elliot Turner, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

After Netflix's refusal to cave in to ransom demands, online hackers have released 10 episodes of Orange Is The New Black onto illegal site Piratebay. The group claiming responsibility for the theft of the TV drama calls itself "The Dark Overlord". Mystery still surrounds the identity of the cyber-criminals....

Young Men At Risk of Testicular Cancer

Young Men At Risk of Testicular Cancer

Jack Cooksey, Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Young men need to be made aware of the signs of early testicular cancer, say experts. With 800 Australian men  diagnosed each year, charity DT38 has been established to help improve local awareness. The charity was set up in the name of Dylan Tombides, a young Australian footballer who died from...

Australia Tops ACL injury List

Riley Inglis, ECU Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Australia holds the dubious record for having the highest number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world.   The ACL, one of four crucial ligaments that hold the femur to the tibia, is vital to maintain stability within the knee.   The injury mostly affects those who pl...

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