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Migraines are a pain in the neck

October 26th, 2016

Dean Watson

A researcher at Murdoch University has investigated a migraine headache therapy which shifts treatment focus from the head to the neck.

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Impact of mental health during pregnancy on infants examined

October 4th, 2016

Professor Megan Galbally

The impact of women’s mental health during pregnancy is the focus of a major collaborative study, examining whether maternal mental health has a detrimental impact on infant development and investigate factors that reduce the risk of harm.

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Health boost for Indigenous students at Murdoch

May 6th, 2015

Kerin Martin

Students enrolled in Murdoch’s Indigenous enabling program K-Track are learning about health related issues and being encouraged to lead healthier lifestyles thanks to a new unit in the 14 week course.

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Murdoch leaders ride for youth at risk

March 11th, 2015

From left to right: Dr Jeremiah Peiffer, Chancellor David Flanagan, Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart and Dr Brad Wall

Chancellor David Flanagan and two staff from Murdoch’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science will be donning their best lycra and jumping on their bikes to raise funds for Youth Focus at the annual 2015 Hawaiian Ride for Youth.

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Murdoch University training venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

February 17th, 2015

Australian cricket team training @ Murdoch

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has chosen the playing fields at Murdoch University as one of the official training venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2015.

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The five minute exercises that could make you happier at work

January 28th, 2015

A new study by academics from the School of Psychology and Exercise Science at Murdoch University and Ludwig Maximilian University could help to make you happier at work.

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Anxiety and insecurity may lead to headaches

December 2nd, 2014

A new study has suggested that a person's level of emotional security may be linked to their chance of suffering from headaches.

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Spice enhances mood in depression research trial

September 26th, 2014

The antidepressant benefits of the Indian spice turmeric have been supported by the results of a trial run by a Murdoch University researcher.

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Breaking down the communication barrier for children with autism

July 1st, 2013

Murdoch researchers are trialling a new technique to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) communicate.

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Research suggests short and frequent exercise key to feeling full

June 13th, 2013

Research suggests short frequent exercise may be better than one vigorous workout in convincing your brain you are full.

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