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When VPNs are Virtually Public

When VPNs are Virtually Public

Kimberly McGivern, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

False claims of increased privacy and security are being made by some Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers. VPN providers generally claim their services offer increased security and anonymity for users when surfing the web on their laptops or phones. However, a report conducted by the CSIRO's...

Australians Not Eating their Greens: Study

Sarsha Tombides, ECU Reporter

May 1, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

A CSIRO survey has found that four in five Australian adults are not having the recommended two fruit and five vegetables daily.   Of the 145,000 adults surveyed, 76 per cent of women and 85 percent of men need to increase their daily intake.   “These statistics come out every...

Acne, Adding To Teenage Pressure

Acne, Adding To Teenage Pressure

Venine Palm, Reporter

May 1, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Slideshow

Research has shown that severe acne increases low self-esteem and can be a contributing factor to the onset of depression. Acne, one of the most common skin conditions worldwide is prevalent in adolescents aged 15 to 19 years old. According to DermNet, a global skin resource website, the distress...

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, News, Slideshow

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...

Kit Kat Changes Not So Sweet

Kit Kat Changes Not So Sweet

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News

Kit Kat lovers are expressing outrage over the iconic chocolate’s first recipe change since it was introduced in 1936. The reformulated Kit Kat is said to be healthier, with 10% less sugar and 209 calories, as opposed to the previous 213 calories. This comes as part of Nestlé’s plan to cut...

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...

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...

Survival Chances Improve While Cancer Rates Rise

Survival Chances Improve While Cancer Rates Rise

Madeline Palmer, Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Cancer survival rates will continue to improve in 2017, despite the increase in diagnosis of cancer cases in Australia, a new report explains. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s recent report, Cancer in Australia 2017, estimates that more than 134,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed...

Study: Sexy Perfumes Don’t Pass the Sniff Test

Study: Sexy Perfumes Don’t Pass the Sniff Test

Riley Inglis, ECU Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Showcase, Slideshow

New research from the University of Western Australia (UWA) has found that the use of pheromones in perfumes may not be effective in attracting the opposite sex. The discovery has raised doubts over marketing campaigns by global perfume giants, which claim using their products will make a person more...

Summer Rains Spark Mosquito Infestation

Summer Rains Spark Mosquito Infestation

Riley Inglis, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Perth’s wettest summer on record has sparked fears of a mosquito boom, with the insects thriving in the moist conditions. Areas located close to water are most at risk. The WA Department of Health is warning people to be vigilant, with increased reports of Ross River Virus and Barmah Forest in...

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