Social Science

VIDEO gamers are better at multitasking and maintaining concentration than the average population, upcoming WA research hopes to prove.

BEHAVIOURAL scientists have discovered the grasp of relative age effect stretches beyond the school classroom and that its reach extends to influence sport participation and performance of masters-level athletes.

GENDER and level of ‘investment’ in social networking sites are more important than frequency of use when trying to understand how sites such as Facebook influence youth, according to Murdoch University researchers.

RESEARCHERS have found the more worried people are, the more likely they are to engage in adaptive health behaviour.

Getting the ‘active’ message across

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A RECENT WA study has applied a new approach to the assessment of media awareness based on the Statewide Find Thirty health campaign.

A COMPREHENSIVE review of hepatotoxicity – liver damage – caused by alcohol, illicit drugs and complementary and alternative medicines has given an insight into epidemiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, investigations, management and prognostic factors.

THE informational needs of refugee and new migrant women in WA have been highlighted in a recent study which sought to uncover barriers to health services.

StirlingRange creativeworkerCREATIVE workers are more likely to be drawn to live in rural locations offering diverse physical landscapes and high socio-economic and cultural settings, according to new research.

supermarket beef_hormonepromotantsTHE increasing rejection of farming technology like hormonal growth promotants (HGP) should be regarded as unethical according to a scientist whose paper was recently published in the journal of Animal Production Science. 

RBT drink_drivingWESTERN Australia’s random breath testing strategy may be capturing more drink-drivers but not deterring drink-driving behaviour for the community.

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