News Centre archive - 2019

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2019.

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Head start for home owners makes a big difference for housing stress

The focus has mostly been on entry-level affordability for home buyers. But how does affordability change over the years after people have bought their home?

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The Conversation: Racism in a networked world: how groups and individuals spread racist hate online

Living in a networked world has many advantages. We get our news online, we stay in touch with friends via social media, and we advance our careers through online professional networks.

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Health Check: what causes bloating and gassiness?

Bloating is a feeling of increased abdominal pressure, usually related to gas. But contrary to popular belief, bloating and abdominal distention isn’t caused by an excessive production of gas in the intestines.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover

Western Sydney University’s Australia Day honours

Members of the Western Sydney University community, including some of its most senior leaders, have been recognised with prestigious Australia Day honours this year.

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I’ve Always Wondered: is rain better than tap water for plants?

You might be surprised to find that rain, especially during a thunderstorm, has special qualities that can give your plants a boost.

Woman adjusting air-conditioning inside the home

Urban heat makes us sedentary, passive and lonely: Western Sydney University research

Research has found that an over-reliance on air-conditioning and lack of cooling elements in public outdoor areas are leading to sedentary lifestyles and social isolation.


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