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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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ros-sambell-ecec
3 MIN READ
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
2 MIN READ
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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Stethoscope on a table with green vegetables
3 MIN READ
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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Watermelon, bananas, oranges and apples on a table
2 MIN READ
published
June 2021
Growing evidence fruit may lower type 2 diabetes risk
Eating at least two serves of fruit daily has been linked with 36 per cent lower odds of developing type...
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healthy-eating-less-stress
2 MIN READ
published
May 2021
Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan...
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Stethoscope with beetroot and leafy green vegetables in the background
2 MIN READ
published
May 2021
One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease
New Edith Cowan University research has found that by eating just one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day people can...
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Dumbbells and leafy green vegetables on a table
2 MIN READ
published
March 2021
Leafy green vegetables could boost muscle function
Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle function, according to new Edith Cowan University...
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flavonoid-fruits
3 MIN READ
published
October 2020
Flavonoid research
For centuries, alchemists searched for an elusive substance that could extend our lives. In the quest for more days on...
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Dr Nicola Bondonno holding a basket of red apples
2 MIN READ
published
September 2020
Helping WA breed the world’s best apple
New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) is paving the way to develop Western Australia’s next super healthy apple. Western...
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Metal lunchbox with a sandwich, fruit and vegetables on red and white chequered tablecloth
2 MIN READ
published
September 2020
Experts call for national approach to healthy eating in childcare
ECU nutrition experts have called for national consistency in food provision within Australian childcare centres amid concerns many young children...
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