New study to combat concussion and brain injury in sport
October 8, 2021

Research comparing the brain health of retired athletes from collision and non-collision sports will be part of a comprehensive and collaborative concussion project being led by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

COVID-19 nasal spray moves to Phase 2 study
October 7, 2021

Encouraging preliminary results from an ongoing phase 1 study have triggered the announcement of phase 2 studies for a first-in-class nasal spray to protect people from respiratory viral diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza.

Recognise, Remove, and Refer: Protecting Players and Managing Concussion in Adult and Children Athlete
September 17, 2021

Clinical neuropsychologist and researcher Associate Professor Andrew Gardner and former Australian Rugby League star Martin Lang provide some great evidence-based advice on the signs, symptoms and management of sports-related concussion.

NHMRC awards $8.3m to Newcastle researchers to investigate global health problems
September 14, 2021

Three HMRI and University of Newcastle researchers are set to analyse some of the world’s most critical health problems, supported by more than $8.3m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants.

What's for lunch?
September 13, 2021

What’s for lunch? For parents of kids with type 1 diabetes, that’s a hard question.

Do you feel like you’re addicted to food?
September 9, 2021

A new study by researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle will investigate treatments to assist individuals with addictive eating behaviours.

COVID Q&A: Managing our mental health during COVID lockdown.
September 9, 2021

Mental health is obviously a big concern during the current COVID-19 lockdowns. We spoke with Dr Jaelea Skehan, a registered psychologist, researcher and Director at Everymind for some advice on managing our mental health during these times.

A new study answers vital question about preterm labour and opens the door for future treatments
September 8, 2021

A team of researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle has discovered the process of labour during preterm birth is different from that of full-term birth. In a paper recently published in the prestigious American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the research team discovered a distinct difference in the gene expression in women who underwent preterm labour.

COVID Q&A: Maintaining physical activity and fitness during lockdowns
September 6, 2021

We asked HMRI and The University of Newcastle physical activity researcher Professor David Lubans some of the common questions people have been asking about maintaining fitness and exercising during lockdown when we don't have access to gyms and our movements away from home are restricted.

COVID Q&A: Maintaining physical activity and fitness during lockdowns
August 23, 2021

Maintaining good nutrition and eating habits is important during lockdown periods where our routines can be disrupted. Laureate Professor Clare Collins provides some advice on how we can best manage our diet during lockdown restrictions.