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    Putting heads together on concussion

    ECU’s Nutrition Health Innovation Research Institute (NHIRI) partnered with the WA Concussion Network (WACN) on a symposium on the heavy weighing topic of concussion.

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concussion-symposium
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published
May 2024
Putting heads together on concussion
ECU's Nutrition Health Innovation Research Institute (NHIRI) partnered with the WA Concussion Network (WACN) on a symposium on the heavy...
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Dr Cassandra Smith
1 MIN READ
published
March 2024
ECU researchers awarded funding to fuel future NHMRC success
A total of $4.73 million in funding has been awarded to 25 early and mid-career researchers under the Future Health...
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older-woman-heart
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published
February 2024
Understanding rapid weight loss in older women: Message from the heart
Unexplained rapid weight loss in older people could be a sign of underlying disease and can be linked with increased...
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Dr Jack Dalla Via
2 MIN READ
published
December 2023
You “aorta” look beyond muscle and bone for falls and fracture risk: New AI algorithm identifies high risk older women
A new automated machine-learning algorithm has been developed by researchers at Edith Cowan University (ECU). The algorithm accurately assesses abdominal...
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military-training
2 MIN READ
published
December 2023
Longer training sessions less likely to cause injury to military recruits
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has revealed that up to one in four military recruits would seek medical assistance...
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heart-aac
2 MIN READ
published
October 2023
ECU Associate Professor getting to the heart of healthy ageing
Associate Professor Josh Lewis has been awarded a 2023 Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor...
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innovation-grants
1 MIN READ
published
October 2023
More than half a million dollars for ECU medical innovation
The State Government has announced $1.4 million will be awarded to WA's leading medical and health innovators through its Innovation...
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gut-health
1 MIN READ
published
August 2023
Funding futures in new clinical health innovations
Edith Cowan University (ECU) has been selected as the host university to lead innovative research into strategic and health priorities, including...
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Dr Marc Sim standing behind a bench with vegetables on it and windows in the background.
2 MIN READ
published
July 2023
Tall Poppy teaching others to stand tall
Edith Cowan University (ECU) medical and health researcher Dr Marc Sim has been selected as one of the outstanding early...
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touch-of-a-button
3 MIN READ
published
July 2023
AI to predict your health later in life — all at the press of a button
Thanks to artificial intelligence, we will soon be able to predict our risk of developing serious health conditions later in...
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teenagers-bone-health
3 MIN READ
published
June 2023
Using video games to get teens off the couch to build better bones and joints
Though they are often seen as being detrimental to healthy lifestyles in kids, video games may be a crucial element...
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nitrate-good-or-not
3 MIN READ
published
May 2023
Nitrate: healthy heart or cancer risk? Meet nutrition’s Jekyll and Hyde
Despite our understanding of nutrition expanding remarkably in recent times, few aspects of our diet continue to confuse and divide...
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dementia-warning
3 MIN READ
published
May 2023
Slowing down in your old age? It may be a dementia warning sign
It’s generally accepted we will lose muscle strength and slow down as we age, making it more difficult to perform...
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potatoes-source
3 MIN READ
published
December 2022
It’s not them, it’s you: Why potatoes don’t deserve their bad reputation
With low or no-carbohydrate diets rising in popularity in recent times, the humble potato is now regularly overlooked in favour...
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bone-health-vit-k
2 MIN READ
published
November 2022
Higher vitamin K intake linked to lower bone fracture risk late in life
Breaking bones can be lifechanging events — especially as we age, when hip fractures can become particularly damaging and result...
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flavonoids-health
3 MIN READ
published
November 2022
How black tea (and other favourites) may help your health later in life
A daily cup of tea could help you to enjoy better health late in life — however if you’re not...
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dementia-dexa
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published
June 2022
Predicting the future: a quick, easy scan can reveal late-life dementia risk
Late-life dementia is becoming increasingly common in people after 80 years of age. A new long-term study has shown a...
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police-recruit-injury
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published
May 2022
World-first study to help WA Police Force recruits avoid injury
A new study has identified the number and type of injuries experienced by WA Police Force recruits whilst undergoing their...
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healthy-cooking-health-mind
2 MIN READ
published
March 2022
Chef’s kiss: Research shows healthy home cooking equals a healthy mind
New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found being confident in the kitchen is not only good for your...
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Dr Liezhou Zhong holding a plate with 3D printed food.
2 MIN READ
published
December 2021
3D printed meals could help us make better food choices
Researchers from Edith Cowan University are using innovative food technology to boost the fruit and vegetable intake of Australians, from...
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child-dairy
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published
October 2021
Whole fat or low-fat milk better for kids?
A world-first study from Edith Cowan University has found whole fat milk is just as good for kids as low...
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3 dimensional face scan
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published
September 2021
Cutting edge 3D facial scans could give genetic clues to autism
New Western Australian research is using high-tech 3D facial scans to give us a better understanding of the genetic causes...
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Stethoscope on a table with green vegetables
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published
August 2021
Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health
New Edith Cowan University research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to...
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female-falls
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published
June 2021
Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan
The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious...
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Dr Marc Sim, Professor Caroline Finch AO and Professor SImon Laws
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published
March 2024
Media marvels recognised at ECU awards ceremony
The ECU Media Awards 2023 was held in the new year for a special March ceremony which recognised the outstanding...
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ros-sambell-ecec
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published
February 2024
Urgent funding call to address early childhood nutrition
Recent studies have shed light on concerning issues regarding the quality of food provided in Early Childhood Education and Care...
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Dr Carlos Toto-Huamanchumo
3 MIN READ
published
December 2023
Internationally recognised scholarship awarded to ECU early career researcher
Edith Cowan University (ECU) PhD student Dr Carlos Toro-Huamanchumo (MD) has been announced as one of the six recipients of...
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Dr Liezhou Zhong free-drying food
3 MIN READ
published
December 2023
ECU researchers awarded prestigious grant to tackle national health challenges
Three researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) have been awarded grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council...
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published
December 2023
ECU researcher receives grant to revolutionise hip osteoarthritis treatment
Edith Cowan University (ECU) postdoctoral research fellow Dr Myles Murphy has been awarded a $238,852 grant from the Raine Medical...
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falls-heart-muscle-health
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published
November 2023
Getting to the heart of falls risk – CVD and musculoskeletal health
Around 33% of Australians aged 65 years and over fall each year, with one in five experiencing injuries such as...
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Associate Professor Joshua Lewis and Dr Liezhou Zhong
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published
November 2023
Recognising ECU excellence across the board
Each year Edith Cowan University (ECU) recognises and rewards ECU staff who have achieved outstanding outcomes, socially, professionally and academically....
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published
October 2023
Contribution of dietary flavonoids to pulmonary health
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is among the world's leading causes of mortality. Identifying strategies to prevent and control COPD...
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Dr Mary Kennedy
2 MIN READ
published
October 2023
Cancer Council WA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship awarded to ECU’s Dr Mary Kennedy
Edith Cowan University (ECU) researcher Dr Mary Kennedy has been awarded $225,000 over the next three years in a bid...
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bursitis-1-2-3
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published
August 2023
Do you suffer with bursitis? Here’s what you can do to remedy it
Listen to Dr Myles Murphy on ABC Radio Perth discussing how to treat bursitis. NHIRI Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Sports...
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simone-radavelli-bagatini
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published
August 2023
ECU researcher’s work exploring stroke survivors’ diet wins women’s health award and funding
Research investigating how fruit and vegetables can benefit women after suffering a stroke has seen Dr Simone Radavelli-Bagatini win a...
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aussie-bugs
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published
August 2023
Health literacy in ECEC for a healthy future
Every Child 2302-Health literacy in ECEC for a healthy future-Print versionDownload Credit: Early Childhood Australia View the article in Every...
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Prof-Amanda-Devine
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published
July 2023
ECU leader announced as 2023 WA Scientist of the Year finalist
Edith Cowan University's Professor Amanda Devine has been announced as a finalist for the 2023 WA Scientist of the Year...
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dr-catherine-bondonno
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published
July 2023
New ideas on the boil are the future of health research and innovation
Research on Immunotherapy and Melanoma and facilitating early identification of osteoporosis are among the winning ideas granted funding for further...
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hungry-for-change
1 MIN READ
published
June 2023
WA Government turns to ECU for food security parliamentary report
Edith Cowan University's (ECU) extensive research and expertise in food security issues has formed the basis for a new report...
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Mother and child playing together
0 MIN READ
published
June 2023
Happy parenting – prevention is better than cure
Many parenting interventions emphasise skills training after problems develop, as opposed to establishing a strong parent-child relationship from early on....
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rae-chi-huang
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published
June 2023
Timing of childhood adversity and epigenetic patterns across childhood and adolescence
Childhood adversity can have a considerable impact on child and adolescent health. Associate Professor Rae-Chi was part of a recent...
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Vegetables arranged in a heart shape.
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published
April 2023
Unlocking a heart-healthy diet: the power of vegetables
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia, with one person dying of CVD every 13 minutes....
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respectful-parenting
3 MIN READ
published
March 2023
Funding to reduce stress for new parents – and benefit the whole family
It’s well known the first year of life is vital for a child’s development, but can also be one of...
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Associate Professor Joshua Lewis
1 MIN READ
published
March 2023
Major funding announcement for ECU to lead global cardiovascular disease research team
Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers will lead a global team researching how to better prevent a novel aspect of cardiovascular...
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Dr Liezhou Zhong
3 MIN READ
published
March 2023
ECU’s ‘Emerging Leaders’ win State Government health research funding
Four Edith Cowan University health researchers have won hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of the WA Near-Miss Awards:...
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marc-lauren
2 MIN READ
published
March 2023
Cooking tips to prevent injury from falls
Researchers are constantly growing their understanding of how nutrition affects various aspects of our lives, however it is just as...
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3d printed food.
0 MIN READ
published
February 2023
3D food printing to nourish vulnerable Australians
Poor nutrition contributes to more deaths globally than any other factor including smoking and inadequate physical activity. It is estimated...
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3 MIN READ
published
December 2022
Stretching In Our Hypermobile Athletes: Is It Ever A Good Idea?
What is the point of stretching? Should we or should we not be stretching remains one of the topics within...
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