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Study finds most teens don’t wash their hands
Wed, 26 May 2021
A new study from James Cook University has found that only one in three adolescents around the world is practicing appropriate hand hygiene – and researchers have linked the problem to a few particular teenage lifestyles and experiences.

Triage rules needed for health workers
Tue, 25 May 2021
A warning has been issued that Australian health workers face legal risks if they make triage decisions during a disaster – and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the problem sharply into focus.

Migrants not more likely to drown
Tue, 27 Apr 2021
Contrary to popular belief, migrants don’t drown at a higher rate than Australian-born people, according to new research from James Cook University and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia.

In search of a cure: new findings on cell behaviour
Fri, 23 Apr 2021
New findings into how the body’s immune cells communicate with each other could change the way researchers look at diseases such as malaria, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.

Pre-school mole count shows cancer risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021
James Cook University researchers have shown counting moles on pre-school kids can accurately predict the risk of the most aggressive form of skin cancer, melanoma, in later life.

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