The global issue of physical inactivity should be recognised as pandemic, according to a research paper published today in the prestigious Lancet medical journal and launched in a special pre-Olympics event in London.
Keeping the community informed and dispelling myths around family homicide after separation - so that danger signs may be recognised and crimes prevented - is the aim of a social worker and researcher at The University of Western Australia.
Between five and 10 per cent of people over 60 suffer from depression - a common and disabling disorder. It is predicted that depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide within the next 10 years, making it a major public health problem.
The Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATC) in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts was established to administer the research work associated with a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and the Forest Products Commission. The agreement expired in December 2010 and the ATC Research Centre has now closed.
Ocean gliders from a national research facility based at The University of Western Australia will be able to provide more data for crucial climate and marine research following a $6million injection of funding from the State Government.