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Benefits of football go beyond physical health

…football being healthier, happier and better connected. The report, A fter the siren: the community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football, shows the benefits of playing AFL extend beyond physical health, highlighting the positive mental health and community level outcomes. “Of significance is both the high rates of young Indigenous men participating in AFL – reaching up to 65 per cent in remote areas across Australia…

Curtin Innovation Awards 2017

…her damage to power networks and property. Team: Professor Syed Islam, Ali Tashakkori Jahromi, Professor Peter Wolfs (Central Queensland University), Dean Frost (Western Power) Extraction of anti-diabetic from lupins Winner, Health Sciences category Description: Australian sweet lupins, which are grown in WA, have long been recognised as a food with health benefits. Chemical engineers at Curtin University have developed a new extraction process…

New cyber shield takes out Curtinnovation Awards

…w system capable of rapidly identifying and locating high impedance faults in powerlines. This will allow rapid response to electrical failures that could lead to bushfires, and further damage to power networks and property. Health Sciences category Project: Extraction of anti-diabetic from lupins Team: Dr Ranjeet Utikar, Associate Professor Stuart Johnson, Professor Philip Newsholme, Sharmilee Mane, Mrunmai Tapadia, Professor Vishnu Pareek, Dr…

Mark Liveris Research Students Seminar 2017

The Mark Liveris Research Students Seminar is an annual event organised by Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The 2017 Seminar will include a keynote lecture, presentations by the Health Sciences’ 3-Minute Thesis finalists, research paper presentations, poster blitz and display by faculty HDR students, a talk by a consumer advocate, and an academic panel discussion in which faculty researchers will share their experiences to…

Benefits of footy go beyond physical health: new research

…enous adults who played football in the previous 12 months reported higher life satisfaction than people who did not participate in sport. Those adults playing AFL were twice as likely as those playing no sport to rate their health as excellent. Mental health is estimated to be higher among Indigenous men and women who participate in organised sport, after controlling for an extensive range of other factors. Additional report findings include:…

Going with the grain to combat diabetes

…ntially less nutritional value over preparing healthy meals, further increase our risk of developing the disease, for which there is no cure. Food scientist, Associate Professor Stuart Johnson, from Curtin’s School of Public Health and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, has spent his career researching legumes such as lupins and chickpeas to understand their potential as health beneficial foods, and using these foods to create healthy…

Curtin honours its distinguished academics

…earch and teaching, and these two recipients have contributed greatly to the University’s success in these areas, and we are privileged to have them as part of our Professoriate.” Professor Charles Watson from the Faculty of Health Sciences has also been bestowed with the title of John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor, which is conferred in perpetuity. Professor Charles Watson, has been recognised for his commitment to the University in…

Research shows positive or negative attitude impacts illness recovery

…ety, and they are less likely to get better.” Professor Hagger said the research would have important implications for people in the medical profession and healthcare providers who deal with patients with chronic illnesses. “Health professionals should not only communicate the serious consequences of the illness but also identify concrete ways to help patients deal with their illness such as taking their medication as prescribed or attending…

Learn how to manage your diabetes through Curtin’s new MOOC

…ound the world to learn important information about diabetes.” The MOOC also contains critical information about how to manage medications, which devices can be used to deliver insulin, how to manage your mental and physical health, and also gives advice on preparing for pregnancy. Health professionals may also find it an interesting source of information and resources. Throughout each module, participants will meet people with diabetes who will…

Pride and prejudice

…shed the LGBTIQ Collaborative Research Network, and in 2015, the Trans Research Interest Group (TRIG). “Currently transgender people are diagnosed with one of a number of ‘gender identity disorder’ diagnoses, which the World Health Organization classes as mental disorders,” says TRIG founder, Associate Professor Sam Winter. Winter was part of a WHO working group that in 2012 made a proposal to replace these diagnoses with one called ‘gender…