Indigenous Health: Eliminating the Gap Virtual Seminar Recap
July 24, 2020

On Thursday 12 July, HMRI hosted Indigenous Health: Eliminating the Gap virtual community seminar.

Jessica Stokes Parish
July 21, 2020

Healthcare workers have been in the spotlight during the COVID19 pandemic, and Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish is keen to highlight that nurses don’t just do what doctors ask!

Dr Matt Dun
July 20, 2020

Laboratory tests have shown that a modified form of medicinal cannabis can kill or inhibit cancer cells without impacting normal cells, revealing its potential as a treatment.

Is there less flu around this winter?
July 20, 2020

Have you noticed less coughs, running noses and sneezing going on at your place?

Matthew 'Tepi' McLaughlin | ABC Newcastle
July 14, 2020

If there's one good thing to come out of this pandemic, it's a global move to make our cities more cycle and pedestrian friendly. Even Newcastle! For a city that's traditionally been reliant on cars, it's been delightful to see so many bikes and walkers taking advantage of Newcastle's relatively flat, open spaces.

HCF Catalyst Accelerator Program - A Recount by Lauren Devine
July 10, 2020

The Good Science Co (musculoskeletal health research team from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health) recently participated in the HCF Catalyst Accelerator program for health-tech startups.  Here is a brief recount on their experience by Lauren Devine. 

How did COVID-19 impact on cancer patients and their carers?
July 7, 2020

For both people with a cancer diagnosis and their carers it's been a particularly challenging time. Kate Booth is a research assistant at HMRI and PhD candidate who is working with Professor Christine Paul and her team to understand how COVID-19 has impacted people who are already undergoing a difficult and tumultuous time. 

NHMRC funding set to address inequity faced by people with mental health conditions
July 3, 2020

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.

Tailored support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking and improve family health
July 1, 2020

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.

Funding boost to research debilitating fatigue in stroke survivors
June 29, 2020

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.