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Friday, 27 March 2020 Research > News > 2020 > 03

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Working from home requires a changing mindset

Friday, 27 March 2020

With remoting working becoming an urgent challenge for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor of Work and Wellbeing Tim Bentley explores the pros and cons of working from home.

Nice to meet you, now back off! How to socially distance without seeming rude

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Don't want to shake hands, but don't want to cause offence? Just smile, have a short sentence ready in advance, and make sure the other person knows you care about their feelings.

The dairy dilemma: low-fat is not necessarily better for kids

Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Children who consume full-fat dairy products do not show an increased risk of obesity or heart disease, according to an Edith Cowan University (ECU) research finding that raises questions about the current dietary advice for children.

NHMRC study to home in on a global killer

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

ECU researchers are part of a collaborative team that has won a $728,455 grant from the NHMRC to develop new ways of diagnosing sepsis.

More and more parents are choosing to educate their children at home - why aren't we supporting them?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

With nearly 20,000 Australian children now being taught by their parents at home, education researchers are calling for greater support for the sector.

ECU researcher set to make Bunbury Most Accessible Community in WA

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Edith Cowan University (ECU) PhD student Adam Johnson has paved the way for the City of Bunbury to one day be named the Most Accessible Regional City in Western Australia (MARCIA).

How exercise is 'medicine' for cancer

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

In the latest episode of ECU’s podcast Body of Knowledge WA Scientist of the Year Professor Rob Newton explains all the ways that exercise is beneficial for human health.

'Women my age tend to drink - it’s normal'

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that despite the potential health risks of exceeding national drinking guidelines, many middle-aged and young-old women who consume alcohol at high risk levels tend to perceive their drinking as normal and acceptable, so long as they appear respectable and in control.

New NHMRC study will zero in on Alzheimer’s prevention

Thursday, 06 February 2020

ECU researchers Associate Professor Simon Laws and Dr Stephanie Rainey-Smith are part of a collaborative team that has won a $488,725 NHMRC grant to pinpoint why Alzheimer’s disease strikes people at different ages and at different rates of progression.

Whitewashing Australia – how kids’ books are fostering racial bias

Thursday, 06 February 2020

A new study has drawn a bleak picture of cultural inclusivity reflected in the children’s literature available in Australia.

Study sheds light on why people self-injure

Thursday, 06 February 2020

People who feel positive about self-injuring themselves are twice as likely to do so than people who feel negatively about their behaviour, according to a study by a team of psychologists from Australia, UK and the USA.

Alcohol and medication a dangerous cocktail for older Australians

Tuesday, 04 February 2020

A new Edith Cowan University research program has found many older Australians who consume alcohol are putting their health at serious risk when taking commonly prescribed medications.

Want to be a wise guy in old age? Take testosterone

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Taking testosterone supplements can boost men’s brain health into old age, a new research review from Edith Cowan University has found.

MSWA partners with ECU to tackle neuro conditions

Monday, 16 December 2019

Edith Cowan University and MSWA have formed a research partnership to identify new ways to personalise treatments for people living with a neurological condition.

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