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Newly developed therapy could provide a bright light for Western Australians suffering with poor sleep and fatigue

Thursday, 06 August 2020

Researchers at Edith Cowan University (ECU) are investigating the effects of light therapy on fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness in people living with neurological conditions.

Seagrass paves the way for a carbon-neutral Rotto

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

The stunning turquoise bays of Rottnest Island could be key to a carbon-neutral future for Perth’s favourite island getaway, according to new research from Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia.

Top agricultural science award for researcher

Thursday, 30 July 2020

An ECU researcher has been honoured with a prestigious agricultural science award for her work ensuring cereals are safe for people with coeliac disease.

Helicopter parents should step back and watch, study recommends

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Sitting back and watching your toddler explore their world is good for parent mental health, a new study has found.

Examining Australia’s unhealthy relationship with alcohol

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Addiction expert Dr Stephen Bright will facilitate a Q & A webinar, in partnership with the ABC and Shaun Micallef’s On the Sauce documentary, exploring society and the media’s lack of focus on the harms of alcohol.

A message from the heart: new research will save lives

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

A new ECU project worth almost $300,000 will give Australians a crucial glimpse into the health of their blood vessels.

When a pandemic strikes, we still expect an ambulance

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

New ECU research has found that Australians strongly believe paramedics deserve a work environment free from the threat of physical harm, but when it comes to the risk of infectious disease, it’s complicated.

$4.5 million for ECU’s Indigenous health resource

Thursday, 09 July 2020

ECU’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has been awarded almost $4.5m by the Australian government, allowing it to continue to provide a vital service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector workforce.

Parents' smartphone use does not harm relationships with children

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Contrary to popular views, parental smartphone use is rarely associated with poor parenting, and often, tends to be associated with warm and attached parenting.

New study sparks fresh call for seagrass preservation

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

An increase in carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 5 million cars a year has been caused by the loss of seagrass meadows around the Australian coastline since the 1950s.

Good news for online study

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

More than one million Australian university students moved to study online during COVID-19. But they can take heart – new ECU research has shown physically attending lectures doesn’t affect academic performance.

Drinking water under threat from bushfire

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Rainfall after fire brings immediate relief but the environmental effects can sometimes be as significant as the fire itself.

Here’s why we can’t stop getting lost in national parks

Friday, 26 June 2020

As national parks and trails across Australia spring back to life post-pandemic, new research from Edith Cowan University has revealed the risky behaviour of visitors is placing their safety in danger.

WA's South Coast a killer whale feeding hotspot

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Researchers have developed the first snapshot of killer whale numbers and behaviour off the south coast of Western Australia.

Technology that could virtually transform our lives

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

COVID-19 has propelled video communication into the forefront of our daily lives. Now ECU researchers are exploring how real-time virtual reality (VR) chat could transform interview-based communication in a post-COVID world.

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