Latest news from the region

Couch potatoA NEW study has found more time spent watching television could have adverse effects on glucose homeostasis, increasing the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Published in Health & Medicine

fat babyA UNIVERSITY of Western Australia study has found birth weight and childhood adiposity are associated with cardiovascular risk later in life.

Published in Health & Medicine

Water hyacinthWITH its free-floating fibrous roots and rapid growth rate, the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the most invasive aqueous weeds in Australia and, for many countries around the world, a serious environmental and economic issue.

Published in Industry & Resources

Breast milkOVER the next five years, medical researchers from 36 academic institutions in developed nations around the world will join forces to unravel the link between early life nutrition and later obesity-related metabolic disease.

Published in Health & Medicine

tooth decayRESEARCHING are urging a more cohesive approach to dental health in rural and remote WA after finding disturbing levels of tooth decay among preschoolers.

Published in Health & Medicine

humpback jumpTHE Western Australian government last month announced a new marine park to be established at Camden Sound off the Kimberley coast.

Published in Fisheries & Water

insects kebabINSECTS may form a sustainable, nutritious alternative to meat in the effort to keep food production in pace with the planet’s booming population.

Published in Agriculture & Food

BWSResearchers at Curtin University and the Centre for Health Initiatives (CHI), University of Wollongong, have sounded the alarm bell on potential health risks associated with point-of-sale (POS) alcohol advertising.

Published in Social Science

asthma handTHE Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth is currently participating in the world-first development of an asthma vaccine, after finding mounting evidence the disease’s establishment appears to be consequential of viral respiratory infections.

Published in Health & Medicine

VolcanoA TEAM of Perth researchers is causing a major rethink on geological history after a study showed major iron formations in Australia, about 1.8 billion to 1.9 billion years old, were synchronous with those found in North America.

Published in Industry & Resources