Pneumonia risk signals potential for precision medicine
July 6, 2022

The largest ever genomic study of pneumonia has identified the genetic risk signals of the disease, paving the way for potential new treatments and the use of precision medicine.

Bowel cancer and the Microbiome
June 29, 2022

HMRI is all about community but gut health researcher Dr Emily Hoedt is investigating another type of community – what she calls “the community in our guts”!

Can a keto diet help with migraine?
June 27, 2022

With past studies showing that elevated ketone levels may exhibit benefits for those with neurological conditions like epilepsy, can a ketogenic (keto) diet help one of the world's other most common neurological conditions - migraine?

$80,000 raised to support new CPR training technique
June 21, 2022

The legacy of Jack Murphy will live on with a new training program that will enable students, athletes and workers of the Hunter free access to learning a new cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique that is less complicated, easier to recall, and just as effective as traditional CPR techniques. 

Stroke researcher, Dr Heidi Janssen awarded $25,000 in the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) ‘Near Miss’ grant scheme
May 9, 2022

HMRI health translational researcher, Dr Heidi Janssen has been awarded $25,000 in the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) ‘Near Miss’ grant scheme.

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.