Science Network WA

Bias key in language evolution

As one local scientist so eloquently phrases it, the evolution of language is like a man with a Ford car, whose previous two cars were Fords but after experiencing his friend's Toyota has switched brands ...

Jul 11, 2014
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Evidence stacks up in favour of dairy

Eating higher, compared to lower, amounts of cheese, milk, yoghurt or butter does not make a person more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, cancer or any other cause, according to a systematic review ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Study finds risky drinking improves 'social status'

Young adults of both sexes are more likely to engage in riskier patterns of drinking alcohol as part of gaining a better social status among their peers—and health authorities need to consider these factors ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Herbal tea offsets colon cancer risk

People who drink herbal tea, even as little as once a week, may have a reduced risk of distal colon cancer, according to local collaborative research.

May 12, 2014
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