Health & Medicine

ARE you pounding the bitumen in the HBF Run For A Reason this year? If so, and if you are one of the many people prescribed orthotics it may be costing you a useful spring in your step.

BETTER access to health services and more awareness of diabetes are being hailed for a 70 per cent decrease in the risk of local type 2 diabetics requiring a leg amputation.

MOST people would think nothing of sharing a bed, knife or fork with their spouse, but would you ever share poo?

ONLINE virtual environments are among the latest tools being used by WA health researchers to get through to heavy drinkers about the risks they face.

MASSES of WA burns patient data came into the spotlight late last year when Woodside data experts and medical specialists set their minds to finding better ways to help burns patients based on past cases. To mark Big Data Week (May 2-6) ScienceNetwork WA asked Woodside to reflect on the event’s success…

WEST Australian diabetics who need to inject insulin to maintain their lifestyle may soon be free of the regular needle jab—and the constant annoying questions that go with it.

LOCAL GP’s, pharmacists and other health professionals are being urged to discuss how much alcohol older people should drink, as they are more physiologically at-risk of the effects of drinking.

AS THE dreaded flu season approaches you might want to consider this—research shows that a sneeze can travel up to 70cm and it can be caused by sunshine, exercise and even sex.

A RESEARCHER out to debunk the long-held belief that mutating cells are the root cause of cancer took out the top prize at the WA final of FameLab last night.

LOCAL teachers and parents should bear in mind that WA kids suffering from a chronic illness risk starting school while lagging behind their peers developmentally.

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