Photo courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc.

Deadly asbestos takes toll years after kids exposed

Monday, 3 September 2012

"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).

Busselton people help type 2 diabetes world research

Friday, 10 August 2012

Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have contributed to a worldwide scientific collaboration that has identified new genetic links in the quest to map the biological pathways that cause diabetes.

Professor Fiona Bull

Pre-Olympic call for global action on physical inactivity

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

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.

Associate Professor Alison Reid

Award for study of cancer link to home renovators

Monday, 28 May 2012

A landmark study that found a ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer had emerged among home renovators has won the Medical Journal of Australia/Medical Defence Australia National Research Award for the best research article published in the journal in 2011.

Students unwind for Health Day

Friday, 27 April 2012

Findings that university students are three times more stressed than other people generally have prompted Health Promotion students at the University of Western Australia to develop a relaxation zone and encourage staff and students to attend.

Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya AM

Beyond a 'White Australia'

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Following on the success of his publication Racism, Immigration and the Law The University of Western Australia's Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya AM has expanded his study of Australia's multiculturalism in his latest offering Transforming a ‘White Australia'.

Traffic emission linked to low birth weight

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Traffic emissions have been linked to reduced fetal growth in a study led by Researchers at The University of Western Australia and its affiliate The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

Epidemiology in the spotlight

Friday, 16 September 2011

Scientific breakthroughs in the study of obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease will be the focus of a major conference to be held in Perth next week.

Increase in asbestos related cancer among DIY home renovators

Monday, 5 September 2011

A ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer has emerged among home renovators, according to latest research at The University of Western Australia's School of Population Health.

Optometrists and GPs need to improve diabetic care

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Two studies from The University of Western Australia have found that optometrists and general practitioners - who play an important role in primary eye care - can improve their management of diabetic patients at risk of eye damage.

Study finds pharmacists slow to refer patients to GPs

Friday, 4 March 2011

A study to assess the ability of community pharmacists to recognise and medically refer patients with a chronic cough has found that only a third of pharmacists provided appropriate medical referral.

Winthrop Professor Matthew Knuimanat the Department of Health awards

UWA state's top public health research university

Friday, 4 February 2011

The School of Population Health played a major part in UWA being recognised as the top West Australian university in public health and health services research.

Healthy Mother Infant Relationship: Assessment of risk in women with serious mental illness

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Research into attachment between infants and their mothers indicates that it is protective against poor developmental outcomes. Disorganised patterns of attachment occur in 10% of the general population, but this can rise as high as 80% in high risk populations, including women with a serious mental illness (SMI).

Lead author Dr Qun Mai

UWA study questions quality of care for mental health patients

Monday, 3 May 2010

The fact that people who are using mental health services have a life expectancy in their 50s is not due to inadequate access to general practitioners (GPs) but is more likely to represent a need for improved quality of primary health care.

Memorial celebration of Konrad Jamrozik's contributions to public health

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The School of Population Health held a memorial celebration of Konrad Jamrozik's contributions to public health. Held at the UWA Boatshed on 21 April, SPH invited current and former UWA staff and postgraduate students who knew him well, as well as other academic and professional colleagues who knew him well, to attend the memorial. Tributes will be made by Judy Straton, Michael Hobbs and Michael Daube.

UWA to boost number of clinical training placements

Friday, 16 April 2010

The Western Australian community will benefit from hundreds of extra clinical training placements for students in the health professions.

Jane Heyworth wins teaching award

Monday, 29 March 2010

Associate Professor Jane Heyworth was awarded an "Individual Excellence in Teaching Award" in the last round. It was announced on 10 March at the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards Function.

What's new about the New Public Health? Niyi's second book released

Monday, 29 March 2010

Professor Niyi Awofeso's second book, titled "What's new about the New Public Health?" was published by Lambert Academic Publishers in January 2010. 

Medefacts December 2009: Mastering the science of nursing

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first group of Master of Nursing Science students, who have switched from a range of careers to become nurses, started the innovative post-graduate degree in July.

Medefacts December 2009: A tale of two students

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

These are the stories of two of the first intake of students for the Master of Nursing Science degree at UWA.