A specialist from The University of Western Australia who is at the forefront of research into high blood pressure (hypertension) will spearhead efforts to develop preventive strategies to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease.
New Zealand has the highest rates of adult and child obesity in the region and Australians too are becoming obese at an alarming rate with seven in 10 men overweight or obese according to the most comprehensive global obesity study to date.
Flavonoid-rich apples such as Western Australia's Pink Lady can provide greater health benefits than other varieties, according to joint research by The University of Western Australia and Department of Agriculture and Food.
In light of previous research which found that medical students valued compassion, patient-centred care and communication skills over clinical competence and knowledge, new research has sought to further explore medical students' views on professionalism.
Projects ranging from a world-first trial to test radiotherapy for mesothelioma patients to targeted therapies to treat those with advanced breast cancer are among those to be awarded research funding by Cancer Council WA.
The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.
A UWA researcher who is working at the forefront of a health disaster that started in the blue asbestos mining industry in the Pilbara last century has been presented with a prestigious award by the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia.