Efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm in Australia are being frustrated by high levels of alcohol advertising on television, particularly at times when children are likely to be watching, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.
An international researcher based in Perth has found that workers who resign themselves to work in unsatisfactory jobs are more likely to suffer from serious, persistent lower back pain than others with a positive attitude.
The memory of medical missionary and anti-slavery campaigner Dr David Livingstone will be evoked when a field microscope to detect malaria, tuberculosis, infections caused by HIV/AIDS and other diseases is donated this month to a Malawi mining community.
Innovative new technology has been used to identify and profile a novel combination of proteins that may improve treatment for prostate disorders. The study will be published in the April 13th 2012 edition of the prestigious Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Research that has helped one family who lost three babies during pregnancy because of a genetic disorder to potentially pursue future successful pregnancies, is now available to all Western Australians.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, - Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research - will join more than 50 scientists from 36 research institutions around the world to improve early nutrition to boost long-term health.
Mental health workers will improve their understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity through a new resource to be funded by the State Government and delivered by The University of Western Australia.