Western Alliance In Brief

Should we be wary of dairy?

03 October 2017 - News - Emma West

It’s commonly accepted that calcium is necessary for us to build and maintain healthy bones. Dairy has long been recognised as an excellent source of many nutrients, including calcium. Yet, over recent years the reputation...


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Sleep and Health

04 July 2017 - News - Campbell Aitken

By the time Australians reach the average life expectancy of around 80 years, they will have spent approximately 28 years asleep. Good sleep is essential for general health and wellbeing, but unfortunately, many Australians sleep...


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Public health and universal health care

24 April 2017 - News - Campbell Aitken and Dr Renée Otmar

Good health is a major resource for social, economic and personal development and an important dimension of quality of life. World Health Organization, The Ottowa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986 Happily, we Australians do have...


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Heatwaves and health

14 March 2017 - News - Campbell Aitken

Last year was our hottest year on record, and eastern Australia has continued to feel the heat this summer, with record temperatures experienced across much of the country. No relief is in sight: heatwaves will...


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Clinical trials: why are they important?

14 February 2017 - News - Campbell Aitken and Dr Renée Otmar

Clinical trials are essential in contemporary evidence-based medicine. They help us to evaluate new drugs, therapies, devices, interventions, systems, methods and tests (let’s call them all ‘interventions’ from here on). In this article, we describe...


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