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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...

Love your body

Love your body

Mari Spanja, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Butterfly Foundation's Love Your Body Week from 3-9 September focuses on celebrating all forms of body positivity by actively challenging negative conversations. It does this by being active on social media, getting involved in community events and urging people to display printable online flyers at work, school and in public areas. Everyone is encouraged to post activity tha...

Moods and the microbiome

Moods and the microbiome

Oliver Pomeroy

September 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

A new paper shows that there may be a link between the bacteria in the stomach and anxious and depressive behaviours. The research was conducted at the University College Cork, a leading research institution in Ireland and it focused on the bacteria in the stomach microbiome of rats. Microbiome is...

Cheers to this new research

Cheers to this new research

Reney Omar, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

We are constantly reminded of the risks and dangers alcohol can have on our health, yet rarely are we told of the benefits consuming alcohol can have. Researchers publishing in Consciousness and Cognition conducted a placebo-controlled study to understand whether alcohol inhibits or enhances creativity. The...

Sitting for extended periods may lead to dementia

Sitting for extended periods may lead to dementia

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Extended periods of sitting can be detrimental to brain function. This can include potentially increasing the risk of dementia, a recent study by UWA and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has found. The study shows that long periods of inactivity can cause the brain's glucose levels to fall outside...

Artificial Wonder Causes Artificial Blunder

Artificial Wonder Causes Artificial Blunder

Reney Omar, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

It is only human to crave sweets. The only factor that holds people back from over-consuming is the calories that come with the great taste. Artificial sweeteners have been modified over decades to provide the same and more intense sweetness with the guarantee of little to no calories. Is it too good...

Flu season stoush over pharmacy jabs

Flu season stoush over pharmacy jabs

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

August 13, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

The Australian Medical Association’s concern over pharmacy influenza vaccinations is a case of protectionism from the doctors' advocacy group, according to communications contact for the Pharmacy Guild of WA, Greg Turnbull. The flu season of 2017 is the first where pharmacists across Australia are...

Perth Pot Plant PhD Study

Perth Pot Plant PhD Study

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 30, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Do you love the idea of  owning indoor plants, but can’t even be trusted with a cactus? Then PhD candidate Danica-Lea Larcombe, of ECU, has an offer for you. Ms Larcombe is calling on Perth citizens to participate in her PhD study, that will explore the possible relationships between the microbiota...

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Tayla Damir, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase, Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

Reformer Pilates has taken Perth by storm with classes booked out in studios around town. “Reformer pilates is Perth's latest health craze and it will continue to grow as anyone and everyone can do it, and the benefits are endless," said Helen Clarke, owner of Core Focus Pilates. “WA is always...

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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