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College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Led by Professor Maxine Whittaker, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, as part of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at James Cook University in the areas of:
Fishy diagnostics for food allergy testing
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
James Cook University scientists have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable - potentially putting lives at risk.
Helping to keep travellers healthy and safe
Tue, 2 Apr 2019
With a record 1.3 billion international tourists roaming the planet last year, the risks of travellers spreading and contracting diseases are greater than ever.
Calming pheromones could decrease animal aggression
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
James Cook University researchers have discovered that naturally occurring pheromones may minimise stress-related aggression in African wild dogs; which could eventually be harnessed to control such behaviour in other animals – possibly including humans.
Eating fish may help prevent asthma
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
A James Cook University scientist says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma.
Ewe beauty! Making lamb even better
Fri, 8 Feb 2019
In a boost for health-conscious red meat fans, James Cook University scientists have found that lambs fed canola oil or flaxseed oil have improved growth rates and contain more of a beneficial fatty acid that protects against disease – all with no loss in their wool quality.