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Wed, 8 Jan 2020

For JCU medicine graduate James Coventon, a fourth year medical school lecture on stroke would open his eyes to the world of neurology and potentially determine his future.

Tue, 17 Dec 2019
When you come from a winter climate that can go as low as minus 40 degrees, making the choice to study somewhere warm and tropical seems like a dream. But it is not ...

Tue, 17 Dec 2019
As James Cook University medical graduate Dr Arvin Selvanathan begins his intern year at Mackay Base Hospital, he has reflected on the experiences that have made him...

Tue, 17 Dec 2019
James Cook University (JCU) is celebrating a record number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals graduating as doctors, dentists and General ...

Tue, 17 Dec 2019
To say that sixth-year James Cook University (JCU) medical student, Evan Morgan, had a jam-packed final year of his degree would be an understatement.

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JCU’s record number of Indigenous completions
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Nearly 1200 James Cook University students will graduate from their studies in tropical health and medicine this week, with a record number of indigenous students completing their studies this year.

New smokes bring new problems
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
A study on a new type of electronic tobacco device has found they appear much less dangerous than smoking paper cigarettes – but serious concerns remain over their effects on health, their use as a pro-smoking marketing device and the sources of data regarding their effects.

Unlabelled allergens rife in imported food
Tue, 3 Dec 2019
Scientists who tested a shopping trolley-sized collection of food imported from Asia have found that nearly half of the samples were contaminated with potentially deadly, undeclared allergens.

New research to reduce high suicide rates in pregnant women and new mums
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
A $100,000 research project will help build understanding of the factors contributing to suicide attempts in pregnant women and new mums. The research aims to develop effective ways to assess and manage suicidal risk in this vulnerable group.

Scientists close in on malaria vaccine
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
Scientists have taken another big step forward towards developing a vaccine that’s effective against the most severe forms of malaria.

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