Hails from: Perth, Western Australia (Anika has lived all over WA, in Brisbane and in London too).
Past life: Anika is a journalism graduate from Curtin University, where she wrote health articles for the university magazine Grok. She is also a qualified naturopath and nutritionist. She is passionate about presenting, writing and blogging. During her journalism studies she also interned at channel 9 and 10.
Favourite science: Anika finds it hard to pick a favourite: she likes all science. She loves watching MythBusters and shows about how the world/universe works. She's drawn to anything about health and especially natural health.
Loves: Anika loves being creative and having fun. She believes life should be enjoyed and loves going to the beach, cooking healthy food, dancing, listening to music (she admits to 'eclectic' taste in music), reading and writing for her blog.
WEST Australian researchers have found physical symptoms such as having difficulty moving or maintaining one's balance could be the key to predicting cognitive changes in people who suffer from a Parkinson's disease subtype.
AN APPLE a day might just keep the doctor away after all with Perth researchers finding that eating more apples may reduce all-cause mortality in elderly women.
MORE collaboration between dentists and better education for carers could significantly improve dental care for residents in Perth’s aged-care facilities.
TWICE as many people living in rural areas suffer hearing difficulties compared to urban residents, due to excessive noise exposure from agricultural industries.
LOCAL researchers say foetus’ exposure to high levels of testosterone in utero might explain increased autistic-like traits, according to Baron-Cohen’s Extreme Male Brain theory (EMB).
SEVERAL experiments have revealed that pre-harvest factors play an important role in reducing the incidence of creasing (albedo breakdown) in sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis), which has a detrimental impact on local commercial fruit farmers.
CHANGING climate conditions are creating uncertainty for Australian pastoral species, however researchers from across the country have found that many plants already possess the ability to cope with the predicted future climate scenarios.
LEAVING heavier Merino ewes untreated for worms while treating their skinnier counterparts may help combat drench-resistant worms, research suggests.
LOCAL researchers have predicted several points in time in which lower-limb amputees may stop using their prostheses after they are discharged from rehab.
WESTERN Australian researchers have found that dietary nitrate intake may not be an effective short-term treatment for reducing blood pressure, as was previously thought.