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Study compares mandatory vaccination across five countries

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A study led by The University of Western Australia has compared different mandatory vaccination policies across five countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the US (the states of California and Washington) – to better understand the conditions informing the adoption of the policies and how they motivate people to vaccinate.

International students

UWA improves international student satisfaction rates

Friday, 12 October 2018

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the release of the International Student Barometer 2018, which showed significant improvements in students’ reported satisfaction.

Researcher Dr Jessica Terrill

UWA awarded $490,000 to research muscular dystrophy drug

Friday, 12 October 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $490,000 by Duchenne UK to investigate the use of an amino acid commonly used in energy drinks as a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Dental health care

People affected by mental health at higher risk of poor dental outcomes

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues.

Craig Cumming

Removing Medicare exclusion would improve prisoner health

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

An expert in prisoner health from The University of Western Australia is calling for the Federal Government to stop excluding prisoners from Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to improve health outcomes and ‘Close the Gap’ for Aboriginal people.

Trading Room

UWA Business School trading room named world's best

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room has won Education Project of the Year at the annual international AV Awards in London.

Study finds migrant women are more at risk of stillbirth

Study finds migrant women are more at risk of stillbirth

Monday, 8 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found women living in WA who are migrants or from non-white backgrounds are more at risk of having a stillborn baby.

Preterm baby

Old drug could have new use helping sick premature babies

Monday, 8 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Curtin University are investigating whether an old drug could be used to help very sick premature babies.

Helen Street

Stop teaching kids how to be happy : education expert

Friday, 5 October 2018

A leading educational psychologist is urging schools to stop thinking of wellbeing as another subject to be taught. Instead she is urging them to create healthier schools where students naturally develop wellbeing and a love of learning.

rugby competition

UWA to join National Women’s Uni Sevens rugby competition

Thursday, 4 October 2018

The University of Western Australia will field a team in the national Aon Women’s Uni 7s rugby competition next year.