Health & Medicine

A MOUSE with dysfunctional mitochondria may hold the key to treating Leigh syndrome in humans.

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.

IF THE winter chill is making you reach for the cookie jar, don’t beat yourself up—your brain is hard wired to seek calories, particularly when it’s cold.

SOME 5,000 baby boomers in Busselton are taking part in a unique health study examining how they’re likely to cope with old age and how to better treat the diseases affecting them.

A positive pregnancy test comes with a barrage of often-conflicting advice about what to eat, how to exercise and when to turn to medication.

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.

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.

USING combination drugs or 'polypills', may hold the key to reducing heart disease in Western Australia.

CHILDHOOD is an important time for good TV viewing habits, as the amount watched could be crucial to reducing negative health effects during adulthood, according to a new study.

Teenagers who use the Internet, social media or electronic games excessively are more likely to experience mental health issues and engage in risk-taking behaviour, research suggests.

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