It has been estimated that the risk of working rotating shifts approaches that of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day. Other issues include problems with sleeping and the social toll, with higher rates of substance abuse and depression.
A new and emerging field in medicine - which involves the study of a group of proteins known as Interferons - could help unlock therapies for a range of diseases, according to a researcher who has recently won a grant to study the role of Interferons in childhood asthma.
A trial led by Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall using Helicobacter pylori bacteria to build immunity to childhood eczema and allergies is among six research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants totalling almost $4 million.
A researcher from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has worked with collaborators in the United States to create a new tool to help health professionals improve their treatment of patients experiencing neck or back pain.
Medical students from city backgrounds who are exposed to rural practice during their training are increasingly being converted to life in the bush, a new study by the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) has found.
This year's Beazley Medal winner, Katerina Chua, is among ten of the State's highest-achieving students who have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.
Researchers from and The University of Western Australia affiliated Telethon Institute for Child Health Research will play a significant role in a new multi-million dollar Centre for Excellence aimed at investigating - and breaking - the generational cycle of social disadvantage.
Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
The building industry loses members to mesothelioma at a tragic rate. Perth building identity Dale Alcock's personal loss has been marked with a
generous donation that will enable cutting edge genomic research into the
A global action plan to overcome one of the most common and aggressive forms of childhood brain tumours is gaining momentum after a report outlining key steps attracted high-level international attention this week.
For the second consecutive year more rural medical graduates than ever before will take their professional oath at The University of Western Australia this weekend as numbers continue to rise under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.
Researchers from Perth and Germany have discovered that a technique commonly used in surgery on the brain is an excellent tool for determining if, and to which extent, surgery is needed for patients with lower back problems.