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05.05.2020

A t-shirt that monitors your breathing? It’s not science fiction

 Associate Professors Gaetano Gargiulo and Paul Breen examining new Saiiv technology developed at Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development   Imagine a t-shirt that can monitor your breathing, your heart rate, your temperature, even your unborn baby’s kicks and heartbeat. While it may sound like something from a sci-fi film, researchers…

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13.04.2020

Hope, resilience and spirituality: the other side of trauma care

Faced with life-changing adversity, some people cope extremely well. Unfortunately, many others, who are faced with the same (or similar) challenges, struggle as stress, anxiety and depression set in. The question that inevitably arises is: why? Why does one person cope, while another flounders? And what adaptive responses do they utilise that make the difference?…

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24.03.2020

Australian researchers work to eradicate Tuberculosis

In 2015, there were 10.4 million cases of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and 1.8 million deaths from the disease. And no… that’s not a typo. To further emphasise just how deadly the disease actually is: tuberculosis continues to kill around 4,000 people globally each day. No, that’s not a typo either…. that’s 4,000 people every day!…

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17.03.2020

Tackling childhood obesity in South West Sydney

Jaryd (not his real name) is 11 years old and weighs 187kg. Aiya (not her real name) is two and has symptoms of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. They are only two of the 44,000 children and young people (CYP) living in South West Sydney who are obese. For these CYP, childhood is often tainted…

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06.03.2020

Research into women’s health: a priority in South West Sydney

The challenge of research is making sure it is impactful, can be translated into the community, and that also hasn’t been done before. The researchers at Western Sydney University have certainly risen to that challenge. For women of South West Sydney, that means better programs and improved health outcomes.   Obesity and breast cancer screening:…

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