Health & Medicine

KARIJINI National Park is set to become WA’s first Dark Sky Park if Perth-based Dr Kellie Pendoley from Pendoley Environmental—and a leading member of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA)—gets her way.

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WA’S indigenous population has the highest rate of mesothelioma deaths in the world, with more than two-thirds of cases caused by asbestos mining in Wittenoom, researchers say.

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PUBLIC health agencies could be better equipped to predict and manage mosquito-borne virus outbreaks in high-risk areas like the Kimberley and Pilbara thanks to a world first model produced by local researchers.

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A CLINIC set up to improve rural and remote men’s access to prostate cancer testing and diagnosis has been deemed an overwhelming success.

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PAEDIATRIC infectious disease specialists are bringing novel skin sore research methods to WA in the form of a protocol allowing non-professional photographers to capture high-quality images of skin sores for use in treatment trials.

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CHILDREN in rural Western Australia are the main beneficiaries of a project delivering burns education to clinicians in remote areas.

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TRACES of iron that are breathed in along with other particulate matter may not be as harmless to lung function as previously thought, according to research involving UWA.

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SENTINEL chicken flocks in northern WA have tested positive for the deadly mosquito borne viruses Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin, prompting a public health warning in mid-June.

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NEW research is looking into the effects of children’s exposure to potentially dangerous PM10 particulate matter in urban, rural and mining-related settings.

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Baby pianoSUGAR is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear and bike riding really could reduce sperm health.

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