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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...

Wheelchairs For Kids

Wheelchairs For Kids

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

What happens to disabled children in developing countries who need a wheelchair but can’t afford one? Wheelchairs For Kids helps. Wheelchairs For Kids is an organisation whose aim is to provide wheelchairs for disabled children all over the world, especially in developing countries. The charity...

Artificial Wonder Causes Artificial Blunder

Artificial Wonder Causes Artificial Blunder

Reney Omar, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

It is only human to crave sweets. The only factor that holds people back from over-consuming is the calories that come with the great taste. Artificial sweeteners have been modified over decades to provide the same and more intense sweetness with the guarantee of little to no calories. Is it too good...

What’s In Room 319?

What’s In Room 319?

Brooklin Pigg, Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Nestled on the 3rd floor of the library on Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley Campus, a Curiosity Studio will open on 14 August 2017. It is an open space for students of any department and skill level to experiment with new technologies. “We’re targeting people who have interest but wouldn...

Flu season stoush over pharmacy jabs

Flu season stoush over pharmacy jabs

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

August 13, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

The Australian Medical Association’s concern over pharmacy influenza vaccinations is a case of protectionism from the doctors' advocacy group, according to communications contact for the Pharmacy Guild of WA, Greg Turnbull. The flu season of 2017 is the first where pharmacists across Australia are...

New Blood on WA Health Service Boards

New Blood on WA Health Service Boards

Brigid Dix, Reporter

August 13, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Western Australia's Health Service Boards have welcomed five new members to aid their work in improving the WA public health system. Each new member brings a wealth of experience in different areas related to health services. The new members are expected to generate change in WA’s health system,...

Mel Kay tackling mental health taboos through music

Mel Kay tackling mental health taboos through music

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

August 13, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Fresh from releasing a new single, Perth songwriter, Mel Kay is set to target the theme of mental health in her upcoming show at the Ellington Jazz Club. Accompanied by her ten-piece band, Liberté, Kay’s experiences with mental health will be the focus of the show.  “I experienced a lot of it...

Students Sleep Out to Tackle Homelessness

Students Sleep Out to Tackle Homelessness

Mollie Homer, Reporter

June 6, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

More than 100 Year Ten students from Sacred Heart College braved the cold for a Friday night sleepout recently. to raise awareness and funds for homelessness. With nothing more than a cardboard box, sleeping bag and the clothes they were wearing to protect them from the night, the students were given...

Let’s Talk About Sex – For Teens

Yvonne Ardley, Staff

June 6, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase, Slideshow

“I’m going to make your life that much of a living hell you’re going to want to kill yourself.” These were the words texted to 16-year-old Emily* by her boyfriend of three months when she tried to break up with him. Emily’s boyfriend, who had also taken a photo up her skirt without her consent,...

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