Health & Medicine

JUGGLING finances, maintaining a social life and looking after your own health are just some stresses associated with becoming a fulltime carer for your grandchildren, an ongoing study into grandcarers has revealed.

ALMOST one in seven Australian children suffers from a mental health disorder over the course of a year, according to a Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) study.

MOTHERS of extremely premature babies have higher concentrations of immune proteins in their breast milk, despite the fact that their babies are prone to deadly bacterial blood infections, researchers have discovered.

RUNNING cool water over an acute burn for 20 minutes within the first three hours of injury is still the best method for first aid prior to hospital admission, a West Australian-based study has found.

TO MARK Brain Awareness Week (March 16-22) ScienceNetwork WA is taking a peek at some of the neuroscience research taking place around the state. Today, read about how Curtin University neuroscientist Andrew Lavender believes swapping board games for ball games may be the key to mental longevity and continuing brain health.

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.

NEXT time you’re making your morning nutribullet with fruit and veg, adding some beetroot may well help to enhance your day’s physical performance, according to scientists.

WESTERN Australian scientists have uncovered the epigenetic “signpost” instructions crucial for developing body parts like organs and limbs in fish, frogs, and mice embryos as part of research which could shed light on early human embryo development.

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.

GENDER, BMI and smoking status influence stress response patterns in young adults, and these stress response patterns could indicate future adult diseases.

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