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?
Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.
A significant grant awarded to a Hunter researcher will fund a first-of-its kind program to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking when their partner is pregnant, or if they have young children at home.
More than $1 million has been announced by the Federal Government to support researchers investigating how to combat the most common and severely debilitating, however vastly undertreated, side effect of stroke – fatigue.
Isobel Stoodley has a passion for helping people be stronger for longer. While her research is aimed at people 65+ she feels that terms such as elderly are outdated, and don’t really apply to the people she sees in her daily work.
Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Career Development Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Program Manager at Hunter New England Population Health and HMRI-affiliated researcher, has received a funding grant from nib to deliver their ‘Fast Facts’ project - arming health officials more quickly and effectively with up-to-date evidence to better inform the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda is an HMRI affiliated researcher from the University of Newcastle's School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy who is passionate about delivering solutions to breast cancer. Although research has come a long way in the last twenty years in particular, breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women - and the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Australian women.