World Ovarian Cancer Day – 8 May 2022
May 8, 2022

Did you know that every day three women in Australia die from ovarian cancer?

Migrant voices needed for Australia’s largest study on women’s health
May 5, 2022

Thousands of migrant women are needed to provide invaluable data for the largest and longest-running women’s health study ever conducted in Australia to ensure it accurately reflects the current population.

International Day of the Midwife: Thank you for your contribution to maternal and newborn health
May 5, 2022

Today on International Day of the Midwife we celebrate the contribution midwives make to the health and wellbeing of mothers and newborn babies throughout Australia and the world.

Asthma expert warns “uniquely unpredictable” winter ahead
May 3, 2022

Today is World Asthma Day and the National Asthma Council Australia is reminding the 2.7 million Australians with asthma that right now is the best time to get their annual flu vaccination.

Are plant-based diets good for you?
May 2, 2022

Can you be vegan and healthy? Does not eating meat, make you lack essential nutrients for good health?

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of Newcastle want to answer these questions and put vegetarian diets to the test.

Congratulations Professor David Durrheim: Named Lake Macquarie City Council Ambassador for 2022
May 2, 2022

Professor Durrheim has been named Lake Mac Ambassador for 2022 for his outstanding efforts in keeping the community safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Focusing on research co-production for autism
April 29, 2022

Supporting the varying needs of autistic people is a focus that researchers from HMRI and the University of Newcastle’s Family Interactions & Neurodevelopmental Lab (FIND LAB) are working collaboratively to achieve. With a focus on children and young people, the aim of their research is to study, promote and facilitate healthy development and wellbeing of those with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions.

Can diets containing gluten and FODMAP's trigger symptoms of functional dyspepsia?
April 29, 2022

Researchers at HMRI and The University of Newcastle are currently investigating potential causes of function dyspepsia, particularly the role that diet plays. Gluten (even if you don’t have coeliac disease) and FODMAPS (certain carbohydrates in your diet) may play a role. Finding out if certain foods are related may change the way that this disorder is currently treated.

HMRI announces new research programs
April 21, 2022

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has announced the creation of 19 new research programs. The new programs will study a wide range of health issues relevant to our communities. 

Is chocolate good or bad for you?
April 13, 2022

As we head towards the Easter long weekend and no doubt over-consumption of all things chocolate, we spoke with HMRI and University of Newcastle Molecular Nutritionist, Dr Emma Beckett, to get the truth about whether chocolate is really good or bad for you?