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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

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...

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...

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