Science Network WA


'No pain, no gain' fails to motivate exercisers

Fitness instructors should abandon the 'no pain, no gain' mantra and embrace a more motivational style to keep participants coming to classes, research suggests.


Why science says you should have more sex

On a health kick? Forget the juice cleanse—there is scientific evidence that a loving relationship and sex can be good for your wellbeing.


Cough app targets US success

Resapp Health, the developer of a cough-interpreting smartphone app that diagnoses some respiratory conditions better than a stethoscope-armed specialist, aims to replicate the success of its West Australian clinical trials ...


Why Aussie kids need organised sport

Girls who don't play organised sport early will probably never play—and they'll miss out on health benefits that go with it.

Autism spectrum disorders

3-D face scans may pinpoint autism earlier than normal

Telethon Kids Institute researchers are hoping 3-D face scanning technology will help detect autism in children as young as one year old, which is at least one year earlier than current practices allow for.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Immobility may be key to predicting Parkinson's decline

West Australian researchers have found physical symptoms such as having difficulty moving or maintaining one's balance could be the key to predicting cognitive changes in people who suffer from a Parkinson's disease subtype.

Overweight & Obesity

Is the cold weather making you hungrier?

If the winter chill is making you reach for the cookie jar, don't beat yourself up—your brain is hard wired to seek calories, particularly when it's cold.

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