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Dads’ presence vital for sick and premmie bubs

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

There is strong evidence that having skin to skin contact with their fathers in the first days of life provides significant health benefits for premature and sick babies in neonatal units, a review of research has found.

Are we overthinking childhood anxiety?

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Childhood resilience expert Dr Mandie Shean explains how children may be misreading normal stress as anxiety in an episode of Edith Cowan University’s Body of Knowledge podcast.

Heart disease biomarker linked to Paleo diet

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, new research has found.

What do sick kids really need in hospital?

Friday, 28 June 2019

Researchers at ECU’s School of Nursing have developed the first diagnostic tool to measure children’s self-reported psychosocial, physical and emotional needs in paediatric wards.

Much like kids, ghost crabs will always pick fish fingers over vegetables

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

One of our most common beach crabs eats just like a picky two-year-old, according to new research from ECU.

It’s All Grey not All Black – What Australia can learn from NZ’s older workforce

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

ECU research has found New Zealand is way ahead of Australia in terms of supporting older workers.

Not always reaching your potential is okay, but overthinking it is a problem

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

New Edith Cowan University research has found that it’s not failing to make progress toward our ‘ideal-self’ that is problematic but rather the tendency to focus on that lack of progress in a negative way that leads to psychological distress.

A $12 pill test could save the lives of first-timers

Friday, 07 June 2019

New ECU research has found pill testing services at music festivals may be most effective in reducing harm for people trying ecstasy for the first time, but less so for prior users.

Ironing out your exercise routine

Thursday, 06 June 2019

Up to 35 per cent of female athletes are iron deficient, a review of research has found.

Jokes in the office are no laughing matter

Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Working for a ‘David Brent’ isn’t just irritating – it’s bad for your mental health, according to new ECU research.

When should you call 000?

Friday, 31 May 2019

A lack of public understanding about when to call an ambulance is putting a strain on paramedic services and potentially risking lives, new research has found.

Aboriginal Australians want care after brain injury – but it must consider their cultural needs

Friday, 24 May 2019

It’s not commonly known that Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to suffer a stroke or brain injury than non-Indigenous Australians – and they’re far less likely to receive vital rehabilitation. This ECU research is a game-changer.

How animal activist organisations respond to vegan stereotyping

Friday, 24 May 2019

New research demonstrates how a stereotyped framing of veganism is being used to challenge animal activists' work, but also how activists have employed the tactic of not directly contesting the stereotype.

Here’s how we can better measure the success of our uni graduates

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Research from ECU argues that University graduates should be able to choose their own measures of success in job outcome surveys, rather than the current measure of full-time employment.

The site of the Bali bombings has been a vacant lot for 16 years. It’s time to build a proper memorial

Friday, 17 May 2019

PhD candidate Carmen Jacques explains the background to the Bali Peace Park and why the way we memorialise terror events is so important.

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