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Research finds childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth

Research shows antenatal education classes focussing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section.


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How citizen scientists discovered a giant cluster of galaxies

It used to be that you had to have years of training before you could participate in cutting-edge science. Now the internet has enabled thousands of people to contribute.

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Women in need helped by University Soup Kitchen

What started as a small fundraiser for Macarthur women in need has swelled to a regular event that unites people from Western Sydney University around a hot bowl of soup.


Green Cities

$10M initiative to change the way we green public spaces

A future where landscapers, local councils and developers can quickly determine the best long-term plant species to establish, in the face of climate change and other challenges, is not too far away.

NICM Childbirth

Research finds childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth

Research shows antenatal education classes focussing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section.


Research success stories

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MRI imaging moves from hospitals to forests to help sick trees

Research from Western Sydney University has found medical imaging techniques used in hospitals such as MRI scans are equally efficient at determining the health of trees with health problems.


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In remembering Anzac Day, what do we forget?

While the Anzac story was produced in colonial White Australia, Australia today is vastly different in demographic terms and is made up of people whose histories increasingly lie elsewhere.




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How a little mathematics can help create some beautiful music

Since the time of Pythagoras around 500 BCE, music and mathematics have had an intimate and mutually supportive relationship.


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Breastfeeding dictator or breastfeeding enabler? Midwives' support styles can make a difference

We have come a long way since the days when babies were whisked away from their mother at birth to be bathed and wrapped before being presented back as a brand-new packaged bundle.




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Former Assistants in Nursing needed for research in on the job training

Researchers from Western Sydney University are seeking graduate nurses who have previously worked as undergraduate Assistants in Nursing (AIN) in aged care to participate in a study.


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Research to look at women’s experiences with eating disorders in pregnancy and beyond

Researchers at Western Sydney University are looking for women who have a current or past history to join a study exploring eating disorders during pregnancy.