Heart Health - from prevention to treatment
March 5, 2021

Cardiovascular health experts united at HMRI's first virtual community seminar for 2021. Watch the seminar and learn about how you can give your heart some tender loving care.

Thinking about trying collagen supplements for your skin? A healthy diet is better value for money
March 4, 2021

While some research has found benefits of collagen supplementation for some aspects of skin health, it’s a case of buyer beware.
This article was originally written for The Conversation by HMRI and the University of Newcastle's Laureate Professor Clare Collins.

Childhood obesity: the latest thinking on how to make a difference
March 3, 2021

In 1975, rates of childhood obesity were at four percent. By 2016, they'd risen to 18 percent. So what changes could help turn these rates of increase around?

Pearls of Port Stephens Show Support for HMRI Ovarian Cancer Research
February 24, 2021

With ovarian cancer sadly taking the lives of over 2/3 of people diagnosed in 5 years, Port Stephens-based fundraising group 'The Pearls of Port Stephens' recently donated more than $3,000 to HMRI to support ovarian cancer research.

Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use
February 22, 2021

With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 percent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

Meet Laureate Professor Nick Talley: HMRI 2020 Researcher of the Year
February 17, 2021

Meet Laureate Professor Nick Talley, HMRI's 2020 Researcher of the Year. We sat down with Nick to discuss why a career as a gastroenterologist.

Research investment in stroke prevention
February 9, 2021

A new research program is set to investigate the use of innovative online technologies to empower Australians to avoid stroke.

Research shows nasal spray that protects against COVID-19 is also effective against the common cold
February 2, 2021

Research into a new drug which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus.

New research shows why COVID-19 may affect some worse than others
February 2, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it has been well known that the virus does not affect everyone equally. Reviews of patient data around the world has shown that older people, men and those suffering from chronic lung conditions have worse outcomes and higher mortality rates. A new study may have found one potential reason for why some groups seem to get sicker more than others. 

4 Healthy Eating Tips to Tackle the COVID Kilos
January 20, 2021

By Laureate Professor Clare Collins and Dr Rebecca Williams

Originally published in The Conversation

In Australia and around the world, research is showing changes in body weight, cooking, eating and drinking patterns associated with COVID lockdowns.