Denise Cahill

Denise Cahill

Journalist

Hails from: South-of-the-river Perth (continuing that north and south divide).

Past life: Denise has been a journalist for more than 10 years. She has written for regional, suburban and metro weekly newspapers as well as a newswire service. Denise has also ventured into the world of media and communications and works as a freelance writer and editor.

Favourite science: Science that impacts people, the community and how we live our life.

Loves: A good story. News. People. Animals. Art. Reading. Writing. Family. Films. Pop culture.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 09:00

Getting the health message via text

A TEXT message providing support on just how hard it is to ditch junk food has resonated with participants in a WA study examining Generation Y’s love affair with smart phones to promote a healthy lifestyle.

BALI’S lure for local fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers seems to be the holiday mecca’s cheap cost, the quick time it takes to get there, the urge to experience a new culture and the fact that it is well away from the mine site.

Friday, 05 February 2016 06:00

Vitamin D’s anti-inflammatory properties

VITAMIN D supplements can control inflammation associated with chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease or diabetes.

Friday, 29 January 2016 06:00

Lifestyle factors play role in IVF success

WEST Australian couples wanting to increase their chances of falling pregnant through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) should consider quitting smoking, drink alcohol moderately and have a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, according to a recent study.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 09:00

Gaming reduces pain for burns victims

RELEASED in 2006, the Nintendo Wii was snapped up by Australian families and gaming enthusiasts in just four days, becoming the fastest selling console in our history, and now it is helping local burns victims manage their pain and aid in their rehabilitation.

CONCERN is growing even stronger among West Australians about the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to kids aged under 12, with health researchers calling for government policy to restrict sales to young people.

HEALTH care checks for adolescent refugees resettling in counties like Australia should include asking for details about family structure, periods spent in refugee camps or detention centres and if there are any child protection concerns. 

Thursday, 12 November 2015 06:00

Weevils no match for apple export industry

Good news for Pink Lady apple fans, as researchers have found a solution to eradicating weevils that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars for Western Australian apple exports.

A LOCAL trial bringing dental healthcare to elderly patients at a Perth aged-care facility is aiming to bridge the gap provided to people living in care.

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 06:00

Depression persists in Down syndrome sufferers

LOCAL research has found adolescents with Down syndrome who exhibit depressive symptoms can maintain these symptoms into adulthood, much like people without the genetic condition.

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