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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...

Experts Warn About Popular New Drama Series

Experts Warn About Popular New Drama Series

Bradley Jones, staff reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

The newly popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has been criticised by mental health groups for the way it explores the topic of suicide. The series is based around a teenager, Hannah Baker, and the aftermath of her suicide touching the “13 reasons” behind it. The show was released in...

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...

Fyfe – Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Fyfe – Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Fremantle Dockers captain Nat Fyfe has been courting controversy  this season for not disclosing whether his future lies outside the club.   The Brownlow medallist has stated he would leave contract talks to the end of the season, which has left football experts assuming his intention is...

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...

Greece Is Coming To ECU!

Greece Is Coming To ECU!

Tayla Damir

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Slideshow

Grab your toga and get ready to party! Edith Cowan University 's Joondalup tavern will host the fourth Annual Toga Party on 21 April 2017.   ECU Parties and Events,  an ECU run group founded by ex ECU student Trent Barron, will host the toga party.   Jason Duffin, President of...

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...

WA’s Indigenous Prisoner Dilemma

WA’s Indigenous Prisoner Dilemma

Oliver Skelton

April 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Western Australia currently detains more Indigenous Australians than anywhere else in the country. Indigenous Australians are 18.5 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-indigenous Australians. The number falls just short of America’s imprisonment of African Americans which is at about ...

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

Western Australian women are being denied access to basic sanitary and hygiene products while in the care of WA hospitals, refuges and mental health units. Jennifer McGivern, a WA nurse and founder of charity Worthy Australia, told ECU Daily: “I've worked in both public and private hospitals across...

The Key To Ageing Well? Eat Better Food

The Key To Ageing Well? Eat Better Food

Tayla Damir

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Making simple dietary changes could be the key to ageing healthily, according to University of Sydney research. The University's Nutrition For Healthy Living Coordinator Dr Rosilene Waern, told ECU  “Ageing is linked to a decline in appetite, which leads to lower dietary intake. This then places...

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