Throwback Thursday: Official opening of the HMRI Building
September 28, 2023

On this day 13 years ago, in a landmark development for medical research in the Hunter, the new HMRI building was officially opened by federal member for Charlton Greg Combet.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament: An Open Letter to the Australian Public
September 25, 2023

We speak as leading health and medical organisations who spend our professional lives dedicated to caring for all Australians.

Humans of HMRI: Henry Gomez
September 22, 2023

A volunteer firefighter of over 10 years and a post-doctoral researcher looking at the impacts of bushfire smoke on our health - get to know Immune Health researcher, Dr Henry Gomez.

Secondary Teachers to participate in groundbreaking Food and Nutrition survey
September 21, 2023

The University of Newcastle, the Hunter Medical and Research Institute (HMRI) Food and Nutrition Program, and the Teachers' Health Foundation are seeking secondary teachers to take part in a pioneering survey aimed at investigating the long-term impact of food and nutrition on their health and wellbeing.

Bushfire smoke, heat and pollen: Protecting our lung health during the warmer months
September 19, 2023

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, many of us eagerly anticipate the arrival of warmer months. It is the time of year for us to enjoy the great outdoors, however, for individuals with asthma and other respiratory conditions, the warmer months can bring a host of challenges and potential risks to lung health.

What does having a ‘good relationship with food’ mean? 4 ways to know if you’ve got one
September 19, 2023

Laureate Professor Clare Collins AO and Professor Tracy Burrows from HMRI's Food and Nutrition research program share what having a good relationship with food really looks like.

‘That’s getting a bit wild, kids!’ Why children love to play-fight and why it is good for them
September 17, 2023

That’s getting a bit wild, kids! Why don’t you play something quieter?

How often have you found yourself saying something like this to your children as they’re rolling around on the lounge room floor?

How to treat jellyfish stings (hint: urine not recommended)
September 17, 2023

If you have been stung by a jellyfish at the beach, you’ll know how painful and unpleasant it can be. But how best to treat jellyfish stings has been debated over the years.

Introducing HMRI’s Mid-Career Researcher of the Year in 2022, Professor Pradeep Tanwar:  A non-linear thinker
September 14, 2023

Mid-Career Researcher of the Year in 2022, 42-year-old Professor Pradeep Tanwar, says that the women’s health research being done at HMRI and University of Newcastle is on a par with that of Harvard University in the USA and Cambridge University in the UK.

He would know – he’s studied at both.

Is regular running good or bad for your knees?
September 11, 2023

Running has many benefits for our health, including improved fitness, stronger bones and muscles, and weight loss. However, there is much debate in whether regular running is good or bad for knee health.