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Intellectually disabled health gap to be examined

Curtin University researchers have received a $250,000 grant from the Western Australian Disability Services Commission to investigate health inequalities experienced by adults with intellectual disabilities in Western Australia.

Pregnant women needed for study of mental wellbeing

Curtin University researchers investigating the mental health of new mothers are seeking pregnant women to participate in a new study. Dr Sarah Egan, Senior Lecturer in Curtin’s School of Psychology and Speech Therapy, said the research team is looking for pregnant women in their third trimester to participate in the study by answering two simple online surveys

A new approach to tackling teenage weight issues

A program targeting teenagers’ attitudes towards food and activity is looking for participants in the Midland and Cockburn regions. The Curtin University Activity, Food and Attitudes program (CAFAP) is an eight-week healthy lifestyle program for overweight teenagers and their families.

Curtin study to catch health benefits of recreational fishing

Anyone who has ever gone fishing can tell you that wetting a line is good for you. It just makes you feel better. But have you ever wondered why Researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Science Seafood and Health (CESSH) at Curtin University are set to go fishing for answers, and investigate the health and wellbeing benefits associated with recreational fishing.