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Australians deficient in sunshine vitamin

Monday 7 August 2017

Australia is renowned for its sunny climate and outdoorsy, beach-loving lifestyle, however our population is – paradoxically – deficient in vitamin D.

Global health issue tackled in WA

Monday 7 August 2017

In Western Australia’s sprawling Great Southern region – underpinned by primary industry and pockets of tourism, and with a population of just 55,000 – academic, Dr Krysten Blackford, has made an impact on a condition so prevalent, it’s considered a global public health issue.

Mobility drives new HIV epidemic

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Historically, HIV has predominantly affected men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs, however contemporary statistics tell a different, far more complicated, story. The epidemiological profile of HIV in Australia has changed, underpinned by the peculiarly 21st century complexities of globalisation, mass migration and highly mobile and transient populations.

Milk Man: a breastfeeding app for dads

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A Curtin PhD candidate has developed an innovative app that provides fathers with information to help them support their breastfeeding partners.

Sexology takes centre stage

A sexology unit took performance studies graduate Jordina Quain from the spotlight and the stage to the hill tribes of Thailand.

What role can universities play in tackling homophobic, biophobic and transphobic bullying?

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Dr Christopher Fisher from Curtin University’s Department of Health Promotion and Sexology talks about how universities can help foster a culture supportive of sexual and gender diversity.

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