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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...

Africa’s Democratic Dogs

Africa’s Democratic Dogs

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The idea might sound howling mad, but African wild dogs in Botswana are using a majority style voting system to decide when the pack will start their hunt, according to a recent international study. The study showed that dogs need to reach what is called a “quorum threshold” before they start t...

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...

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Danny Rogers, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under Health and Science

Facebookers rejoice, researchers believe that social networking can contribute to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. As people get older, the risk of the illness can increase; for those over 40, the risk can double every five years. ECU neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Dr. Hamid Sohrabi,...

Another car vs house adds to growing trend

Another car vs house adds to growing trend

Alicia MacFarlane, Staff reporter

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Yet another car vs house crash has occurred in Balga, with police reporting that a white Holden Commodore was travelling South West along Walderton Avenue in Balga yesterday when it lost control and hit a van parked on the verge before ploughing into the house and garage. State Emergency Services...

Weather bureau defends data methods after ‘fiddling’ claim

Weather bureau defends data methods after ‘fiddling’ claim

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2014


Filed under News

The Bureau of Meteorology has defended its actions against claims that it is 'fiddling the data' in a bid to make Australia seem hotter than it actually is. In a response to claims by The Australian newspaper, the Bureau says its data and methods are among the best in the world. The accusation...

Sock it to Sarcoma and EMAS fight back!

Sock it to Sarcoma and EMAS fight back!

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Health and Science

Charity foundation Sock It to Sarcoma and UWA’s Electronic Music Appreciation Society (EMAS) have teamed up to join the fight against sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer which affects mostly children and young adult cancer patients. On Wednesday September 3, university students are invited to...

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