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Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan

Friday, 11 June 2021

The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious falls in older women, new Edith Cowan University research has found.

ECU duo advancing health through nutrition

Friday, 11 June 2021

Two ECU researchers have been awarded Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation Fellowships for their work to reduce the burden of chronic disease through nutrition.

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress - study

Friday, 14 May 2021

Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

How a thriving WA economy could put workplace safety at risk

Thursday, 13 May 2021

New Edith Cowan University research has revealed that economic growth in Western Australia could result in more workplace injuries.

One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease

Monday, 10 May 2021

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that by eating just one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day people can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease.

Our national pastime is killing one Aussie every week

Monday, 10 May 2021

More than 1100 Australians died while playing sport over the last two decades, an average of more than one each week, according to new research from ECU.

New study to tackle a weighty issue

Monday, 10 May 2021

A new Edith Cowan University study will aim to discover if an exercise and nutrition program delivered remotely can help men with prostate cancer lose weight.

New motion sensing technology set to make waves for people living with neurological conditions

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

In an Australian first, Edith Cowan University (ECU) will begin trialling a motion capture and digital gaming system, Mindpod, to deliver therapeutic treatments for Western Australians living with a neurological condition.

Green leafy vegetables essential for muscle strength

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle function, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research.

Muscle cramp? Drink electrolytes, not water

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps.

Pill testing won't give people a 'green light' to use drugs - study

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found pill-testing services at Western Australian music festivals would not change people’s intention to take ecstasy if they had not used the drug before, a common argument used by opponents of pill testing.

Supervision fail – mobile phone use puts kids in the pool at risk

Friday, 19 February 2021

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has shed light on the quality of supervision at public swimming pools in Western Australia with almost one quarter of caregivers distracted by mobile phones, and women faring worse than men.

Discovery of biomarker could help predict Alzheimer’s years before symptoms emerge

Thursday, 18 February 2021

A unique brain protein measured in the blood could be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms develop, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research.

Exercise now proven to have mental health benefits for prostate cancer

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that exercise not only has physical benefits for men with prostate cancer, it also helps reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Forrest scholarship paves way to future spinal injury treatment

Friday, 22 January 2021

Investigating how people with spinal cord injuries could one day walk again is the focus of a prestigious Forrest Scholarship awarded to an Edith Cowan University (ECU) student this week.

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