"Wittenoom kids" who spent their childhoods exposed to asbestos in the north-west of Western Australia are now developing a range of cancers or dying at a rate well above the average population, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the UWA-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).
As part of its Masters of Nursing and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree courses, The University of Western Australia has teamed with the Brightwater Care Group to provide valuable experience for students and quality care for aged care residents - so successfully that it was a finalist in UWA's recent Teaching and Learning awards.
Children who are given anaesthetic before the age of three may have an increased risk of developing learning difficulties, according to a new study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Thirteen local doctors from Port Hedland and South Hedland have improved their essential surgical skills through a pilot project run by The University of Western Australia to deliver training to rural and remote regions.
Pioneering research into improving dementia care for Aboriginal Australians has been featured in Ten of the Best Research Projects 2012 - a publication that showcases the work of some of the nation's top medical researchers.
Western Australia will lead the world's biggest, longest and most comprehensive study of language and literacy development after being awarded a prestigious international grant involving The University of Western Australia and two US universities.
Skilled migrants who can't find jobs that use their education and qualifications are more likely to suffer mental health problems after three and a half years of arriving in Australia, according to a new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
A PhD psychology student who is investigating why boys develop language at a slower rate than girls will represent The University of Western Australia in the 2012 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis challenge.
A microscope-in-a-needle to detect breast cancer and investigations into autism and the sustainable processing and use of natural gas are three projects at The University of Western Australia that have earned researchers a place on the shortlist of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.
The new Director of Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research says his focus will be to ensure that high quality research is effectively translated to health practice and policy so that it makes a real difference to the lives of children and families.
Older men - those in their 70s and 80s - with higher levels of testosterone, including those who undergo hormone replacement therapy, are at an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to new research.
Indigenous communities that take steps to preserve their cultural past and control their civic lives experience better health and fewer suicides, according to a Canadian expert in Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.
Women with large breasts have a higher incidence of breast cancer than those with average-sized breasts, according to a study by medical students and researchers at The University of Western Australia and BreastScreen WA.
Differentiating melanomas from other pigmented skin lesions in primary care is challenging - but a device used by Australian and British doctors to determine whether a patient has a melanoma has been found to be less accurate than GPs using their eyes and judgment, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.
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.