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May 4, 2020

Ashleigh Woods will never forget the first time she had to help a doctor insert an endotracheal tube into a patient’s lungs, so they could breathe.

“It’s pretty intense. We got through it, and I was finishing at 9.30, I stepped outside and just burst into tears because I was so overwhelmed,” she said.

“You have to concentrate the whole time and you’re in the zone and you block all of your feelings, and then you walk out and go...

Anyone who’s ever tried to measure a whale will know how difficult that is. Assessing their size and body condition is a rather large problem.

For Southern Cross University PhD candidate and scientist Grace Russell, the solution is to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to photograph the whales from above; before taking measurements from the photographs.
 
“I’ll use photogrammetry techniques to get morphometric (siz...

When the World Cup comes calling, you know you’re ahead of the game. How one Southern Cross University researcher is helping to change the face of men’s mental health globally.

‘Locker room talk’ could take on a whole new meaning during the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Evidence-based community sports program ‘Ahead of the Game’ has just been announced as the official program for the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021) Mental Fitne...

If I told you that last night I built a blanket fort in the living room, crawled inside with my cat, a glass of wine and my just-arrived copy of the New Yorker, would you think less of me?


After all, we’re in the midst of a global coronavirus pandemic. Borders are closing, people are sick, dying, losing their jobs, and locked in isolation. And there was I, playing – as though I didn’t have a care in the world.


Meanwhile, you m...

March 25, 2020

In times of uncertainty, one thing remains true – society joins together and helps each other when things get tough. We experienced this during the recent bushfire season, when we gave our all to support to those affected. I am confident that with the challenges we may face in the coming weeks and months, we’ll continue to back one another and lend a hand to people who need it most.

While we’re waiting to understand the full ef...

As panic-buyers continue to leave supermarket shelves bare, University of South Australia sleep experts are reminding people that it’s sleep that they need to stockpile if they want to ensure the best possible health during the pandemic.

UniSA sleep and fatigue researcher, Dr Raymond Matthews says prioritising sleep will help protect you from COVID-19 by boosting your immune system.

“As the reality of Covid-19 steps up, people a...

March 8, 2020

When Georgina Swift realised she had an opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of women through healthcare, she sold her design business in Sydney and pursued her dream of becoming a midwife.

The Bachelor of Midwifery student at Southern Cross University was this morning awarded the undergraduate Coffs Coast International Women’s Day Scholarship, while National Marine Science Centre student Lauren Hasson, who is stu...

February 7, 2020

One of the world’s largest weight loss studies by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has found that following a scientifically backed ‘digital diet’ for as little as 12 weeks resulted in clinically significant weight loss.
 
Almost 60,000 Australians following the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet from 2015 through to 2019 were studied to understand how the scientifically formulated eating plan translated to the digital age.
...

February 6, 2020

The number of nutritional supplements in the market is increasing, in addition to preparations
that selectively support nutrient supply in phases of increased demand and products that can
offer more health and vitality when taken in the long term.


New research and test series prove the effectiveness of good nutritional supplements for
certain target groups. We explain to you why nutritional supplements will continue to gain
im...

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