International Day of the Midwife 2021

News • 5 May 2021

Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives

Each year on 5 May we reflect on and celebrate the extraordinary contribution midwives make to the health and wellbeing of women, babies and families, during one of the most important events of our lives - being born.

Students in a classroom at the City Campus

News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

Genes

News • 26 Apr 2021

Precision medicine could be all in the genes

A breakthrough in precision medicine has revealed existing medications and supplements could be repurposed to solve gaps in the treatment of chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma.

Woman with flu under a blanket and sneezing

News • 19 Apr 2021

Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact

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.

Featured story • 8 Apr 2021

AstraZeneca’s blood clot risk is incredibly small. Australia shouldn’t follow the UK’s lead of offering under 30s another vaccine

Authorities in the United Kingdom overnight recommended people under 30 be offered an alternative COVID vaccine to the AstraZeneca/Oxford shot. The recommendation came after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) found a “possible link” between the vaccine and blood clots.

COVID-19 and surgery

News • 25 Mar 2021

Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study

An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.

fast food hearts attacks

News • 17 Mar 2021

Research shows possible link between number of fast-food outlets and heart attacks

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.

Healthy lunchbox widget

Featured story • 3 Mar 2021

Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.

elderly woman

News • 1 Mar 2021

Call for aged care focus on domestic violence

Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence – warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

eClipse digital tool

News • 22 Feb 2021

Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use

With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 per cent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

News • 3 Feb 2021

'10 of the Best': Newcastle health and medical research in NHMRC showcase

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

News • 2 Feb 2021

Research shows nasal spray that protects against COVID-19 is also effective against the common cold

Research into a new drug which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus.

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