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‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has shocked the sporting world by announcing she has been provisionally suspended from the sport after testing positive to the banned substance Meldonium at the Australian Open, the same day she lost to Serena Williams in January this year. Meldonium, also known...

Whole foods? The group that wants you to eat root to stalk

Whole foods? The group that wants you to eat root to stalk

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

Want to eat like a king on a student budget? That's the goal of one organisation, which is leaving thousands licking their lips and counting their spare change. Young Food Movement Australia (YFMA), is a national volunteer- led organisation, looking to revolutionise the way young people think about...

‘Outrageous’ eyeball tattooing too dangerous: specialist

‘Outrageous’ eyeball tattooing too dangerous: specialist

James Williams, Staff reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

It seems the latest body trend could potentially have the ability to permanently ruin your eyesight. Who would have thought that tattooing your eyeballs could actually be dangerous? The procedure is also known as eyeball inking, which  involves the injection of coloured dye into the white of the eyes,...

Medical marijuana shift puts focus on WA

Medical marijuana shift puts focus on WA

Shannon Smith, Staff reporter

October 23, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

Victoria will become the first state to legalise locally grown medical cannabis to be used to help people suffering in extreme medical cases, under a move by the state government. From 2017, medical marijuana will be available with the priority on children whom suffer from epilepsy. Based on the...

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Danny Rogers, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under Health and Science

Facebookers rejoice, researchers believe that social networking can contribute to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. As people get older, the risk of the illness can increase; for those over 40, the risk can double every five years. ECU neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Dr. Hamid Sohrabi,...

Nanna naps lower high blood pressure

Nanna naps lower high blood pressure

Alicia MacFarlane, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

Recent studies have shown that afternoon nanna-naps can lower high blood pressure by five per cent leading to significantly lower rates of heart attacks. The research presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting, was undertaken in Athens and tested around 400 middle-aged men and women wi...

Children’s hospital opening “delayed again”

Children’s hospital opening “delayed again”

Madeline Palmer, Staff reporter

August 26, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

The WA Labor Party has criticised a new delay in the opening of Perth Children's Hospital, after reports suggesting the opening date will be pushed back past April next year. Acting Shadow Health Minister Chris Tallentire yesterday criticised reports of the delay, saying Health Minister Kim Hames...

Life as a cyborg? It’s science not fiction

Life as a cyborg? It’s science not fiction

Christopher May, Staff reporter

August 17, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Health and Science, News

Neil Harbisson, who identifies as a cyborg, appeared as a guest speaker at Curtin University's Alternative Anatomies Lab last week, discussing the ethics around life as part-machine. Mr Harbisson had an implant of a internet-connected antenna surgically inserted into his skull in 2004. As a result,...

Scientists electrified by human brain potential

Scientists electrified by human brain potential

Thomas Powell, Staff reporter

May 19, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

Scientists around the country have called for more research to discover how brain stimulation technologies can help improve our cognitive performance and tell us more about the human mind in general. Electro-doping is the non-invasive process of 'zapping' a person's brain in order to enhance its...

Australian universities fall short for LGBTI students

Australian universities fall short for LGBTI students

Daniel Oreskovich, Student broadcaster

May 12, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

An assessment from the Human Rights Commission has found that universities in Australia are not doing enough to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex students. Daniel Oreskovich reports. ...

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