Western Alliance In Brief

Sun and skin

12 December 2017 - News - Campbell Aitken

Victorians got a couple of substantial doses of sun in November, and more is to come. As much as we look forward to summer – warmer weather, holidays, lightweight clothes, the beach – it’s important...


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Cochrane

14 November 2017 - News - Campbell Aitken

Regular readers of In Brief will have noticed frequent references to Cochrane Reviews. Scientists invariably review the existing evidence on a topic as a prelude to new primary research, and sometimes seek to increase the...


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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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