December 8, 2011

The goal of improving children’s physical activity moved a step closer to reality today when the Newcastle Jets and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) officially launched the SCORES project at Mayfield East Public School.

November 25, 2011

Members of Newcastle’s Awabakal community, young researchers and representatives of the region’s health services came together this morning for the official sealing of the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s ‘Healing’ time capsule.

November 15, 2011

Australian fashion icon Jennifer Hawkins and retired paediatrician (turned artist) Dr Cliff Hosking were today announced as dual Patrons of the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation (HCRF).

November 3, 2011

The medical research battle against diseases and disorders as diverse as melanoma, breast cancer, stroke, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, obesity, mental illness – even snakebites – received a major boost last night when the Hunter Medical Research Institute staged its annual awards.

October 31, 2011

Newcastle researchers are working on an international study to measure the health and wellbeing benefits of weight training for men living with prostate cancer.

Professor Rodney Scott
October 28, 2011

HMRI researcher Professor Rodney Scott, from the University of Newcastle*, is part of an international team that has finally proven that taking a regular low dose of aspirin halves the long-term risk of cancer.

October 28, 2011

A record total of $92,000 in grants and prizes was announced at the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation (HCRF) annual awards last night – more than double last year’s amount.

October 26, 2011

Former school PE teacher and current Labor Member for Cessnock Clayton Barr said the benefits of lifelong learning had motivated him to join the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids program coming to Cessnock next month.

Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
October 26, 2011

If you think 198 riders in the Tour de France makes an impressive peloton, wait until you see 350 colourful cyclists line up for the start of the Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride on Saturday, October 29.

October 24, 2011

Perfect sailing conditions, a whale at the top mark, and a rare start-to-finish victory for the slowest boat in the fleet … the HMRI Cup yacht race on Saturday, October 22, had something for everyone.