Social Science

A LOCAL researcher is calling for veterinarians to be aware and informed about an increase in canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) as a result of global travel.

CHILDREN whose mothers are highly protective are more likely to be overweight or obese by 10–11 years-old, according to research from the Telethon Kids Institute.

AS ONE local scientist so eloquently phrases it, the evolution of language is like a man with a Ford car, whose previous two cars were Fords but after experiencing his friend’s Toyota has switched brands to what he considers a better quality vehicle. 

A MATHEMATICAL model has been developed to determine how feminine or masculine a person’s face is, and researchers believe they are a step closer to diagnosing autism through using the same model.

HIGH parental expectations and criticism, the tendency to be in a negative emotional state, and maladaptive self-beliefs, all appear to play a role in the etiology, or origin of, perfectionism, according to researchers from Curtin University.

EXCAVATIONS of the Toodyay and York convict hiring depots in WA’s Wheatbelt has confirmed that there were stark differences between convict systems in eastern and western Australia.

HIGH performance in a university admission interview could indicate success in certain aspects of the course itself—as was found with students completing a local physiotherapy degree.

ADVERTISING in the form of games or “advergames” can be as effective as regular 30-second television advertisements according to researchers at Murdoch University’s Audience Labs.

A NEW model of maternity care tailored to women with obesity has been developed by WA researchers in partnership with pregnant women dealing with eating disorders.

NEW research involving the Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre has found that sleep apnea, while highly prevalent among heavy-vehicle drivers, is not associated with an increase in crashes.

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