Hair reveals short, intense exercise sessions conquer school stress
April 22, 2021

For the first time, measuring the levels of the stress hormone Cortisol in the hair of senior school students has proven that short, high-intensity exercise significantly reduces stress and improves memory, overall wellbeing and fitness in adolescents.

April 20, 2021

One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.

March 26, 2021

Join us alongside HMRI researchers Professor Deborah Loxton, Dr Nicole Nathan and Emmalee Ford as we look at women's health across all age groups and what the research is telling us.
We'll discuss fertility, reproductive health and wellbeing, the factors that influence womens' long term health and the health issues women face today.

What is seitan? The vegan protein alternative going viral online
March 19, 2021

The trend towards vegetarian and vegan diets means more people are looking for meat-free protein alternatives.

Enter seitan (pronounced say-tan), the latest food trend that’s going viral online.

by Dr Kerith Duncanson- Accredited Practising Dietician. Originally featured in The Conversation.

Australian medical research community leads innovation for patients affected by respiratory conditions
March 17, 2021

World events have placed the spotlight on respiratory health like never before. From severe bushfires to COVID-19, Australians living with respiratory conditions continue to face new health pressures.

Through the 2020/21 Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) program, GSK has committed a record of $6.9 million to continue supporting the health of Australians. More than 14 Australian research teams will be conducting studies in respiratory medicine, vaccines and oncology with the aim of improving health outcomes for patients.

Research shows possible link between number of fast-food outlets and heart attacks
March 15, 2021

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health (HNE Health) have found that for each new fast-food outlet the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people went up by four.

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.