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.
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.
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'.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Courtney Hodder's book "Billy and the Magical Boab Tree: A Fight with a Nasty Mite" is being launched in Broome on 14 December 2009.
Courtney is a Bachelor of Health Science HSMD3316 student who undertook her practicum at WoundsWest. Courtney's project was to write a book for children throughout the Kimberley in an effort to reduce the prevalence and incidence of scabies among indigenous and non-indigenous children.