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Would you eat pork from pigs fed their own faeces?

Would you eat pork from pigs fed their own faeces?

Ryan Langley, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

Australians could soon be eating pork that has come from a pig being fed its own excrement. As Ryan Langley reports, research is underway that aims to turn algae grown on 'pig slurry' into a renewable source of food for pigs.   ...

Aboriginal communities forced to drink water containing dangerous bacteria and chemicals.

Aboriginal communities forced to drink water containing dangerous bacteria and chemicals.

Josie Scott, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

Drinking water in many remote Aboriginal communities does not meet Australian standards, as it often contains dangerous levels of E. Coli and Uranium. Josie Scott reports. ...

Super size Perth: our most obese areas revealed

Super size Perth: our most obese areas revealed

Jacob Landsmeer, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

The Australian Heart Foundation has revealed Western Australia’s fattest areas in its latest health survey, and it’s not good news for rural residents. The survey reveals that 32.4 per cent of Western Australian outback residents are considered obese, while more than 70 per cent are inactive. The...

Wellness blogger scandal reveals a flawed medical system

Wellness blogger scandal reveals a flawed medical system

Danielle Austin, Staff reporter

May 3, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

Gaps in the medical system have been revealed by the response to wellness blogger Belle Gibson’s fall from grace. Following the admission that Ms Gibson’s cancer claims were falsified, fans of the social media celebrity have slammed her for the lives she may have cost through promoting alternative...

WA Labor proposes legislation for all disability support workers

WA Labor proposes legislation for all disability support workers

Gemma Kelly, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

The Labor Party in Western Australia plans to introduce new laws for disability support workers to try to protect people with disabilities from abuse and neglect. The proposed legislation was introduced into State Parliament by the Opposition on Sunday. The new law will require all disability support...

Do you have screen apnoea?

Do you have screen apnoea?

Jacob Landsmeer, Staff writer

March 31, 2015


Filed under Health and Science

Most of us have heard of sleep apnoea, a dangerous sleeping disorder that causes you to stop breathing or shallow breath while subconscious and sleeping. But how many of you have heard of screen apnoea? While not officially recognised as a disorder in any medical journals or textbooks just yet, screen...

Flu vaccine delay could cause “absolute chaos”: ALP

Flu vaccine delay could cause “absolute chaos”: ALP

Jacinta Payne, Staff reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

The Shadow Health Minister has warned that the delay of supplies for flu vaccines could compound problems for the overworked Fiona Stanley Hospital. Two new strains of influenza virus have seen the Northern Hemisphere suffer through a particularly bad flu season, with flu vaccines not equipped against...

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Thomas Powell, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under Health and Science

A $230 million government investment in domestic violence services has been met with a lukewarm reception, with fears it is merely a short-term solution to the problem. The national funding, confirmed this week by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, is to be rolled out over two years and...

Rounding up cancer patients

Rounding up cancer patients

Ally Harper, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

Roundup could be infamously living up to its name, according to a report on the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) website. The popular weedkiller, which is sold in Australia, is one of three pesticides found to "probably" be carcinogenic because of the...

Anti-homophobic, transphobic bullying program welcomed

Anti-homophobic, transphobic bullying program welcomed

Cassandra Elliott, Staff reporter

March 19, 2015


Filed under Health and Science, News

ECU Queer Collective officer Natalia Moorin has backed a new policy designed to reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools, despite comments attributed to State MP Peter Abetz that it was "seeking to celebrate homosexuality". Ms Moorin believes that schools should teach acceptance in...

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