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Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Marley Amphlett and Vesh Arumugam

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

For several weeks, the presence of a large vehicle in the car park has puzzled students at Edith Cowan University in Mt Lawley. ECU Daily saw this as an opportunity to investigate and educate. Kristy Clark, Arts and Communications student, said: “It's been in the car park for a while, I haven't...

Clean hands for clean health

Clean hands for clean health

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Look around you. Some of the people you see probably don’t wash their hands often enough.  The most common side effect of this is the increased risk of catching gastro or the flu, among many others. Human faeces contain a number of bacteria, such as E. Coli and salmonella that can spread via touching...

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

New research from the University of Adelaide has suggested that the higher rates of cancer seen in developed countries are a result of relaxed natural selection. After cardiovascular diseases, cancer has become the second highest cause of death worldwide. While tobacco smoking, diet and pollution...

Bananas protect against strokes

Bananas protect against strokes

Vanessa Vlajkovic, ECU Daily Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

New research by the University of Alabama has shown that the potassium in bananas could play a part in preventing heart attacks and strokes. An article published on 5 October in the peer-review journal JCI Insight stated that a reduction in potassium intake in one’s diet has been linked to cardiovascular...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

Ethical eating explored

Ethical eating explored

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The Perth Multicultural Vegan and Vegetarian Food Fair is being held on October 22 at the South Perth Community Centre where plant-based dieters will get the upper hand of options for once. According to Roy Morgan Research, veganism is on the rise with 11.2% of Australia’s population now being vegan. So,...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 9, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student Gillian McCarthy, from Victoria's School of Design, along with Dr Brian Robinson from the Facult...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 2, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

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More than a game

More than a game

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under News

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community, according to a new report on Indigenous participation in sport, by The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The importance of sport to the lives of Indigenous Australians has been widely acknowledged,...

Diet and exercise can relieve asthma symptoms

Diet and exercise can relieve asthma symptoms

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

A balanced diet and regular exercise may be able to lower asthma symptoms in non-obese patients, according to new Danish research. Asthma is a chronic lung condition which causes patients to have to have sensitive airways that flare up when triggered, causing difficulty in breathing. These triggers...

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