Faculty of Health and Medicine

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New technology to enhance nutrition assessment

New technology to enhance nutrition assessment

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Researchers from the University of Newcastle have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new technology system for assessing food and nutrient intakes of people who live in low and lower-middle income (LMIC) countries.

Newcastle researchers awarded $750,000 to help heart health

Newcastle researchers awarded $750,000 to help heart health

Monday, 11 December 2017

Six Hunter researchers will focus on helping Australians have better heart health by investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease, after securing more than $750,000 in funding from the Heart Foundation.

Preferences strong to study at UON in 2018

Preferences strong to study at UON in 2018

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

More students are seeking to pursue their passion and study a degree program at the University of Newcastle (UON) in 2018, with data released today showing a strong increase in preferences from prospective students.

2017 Vice-Chancellor's award winners announced

2017 Vice-Chancellor's award winners announced

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence recognised over 60 remarkable academic and professional staff in all Faculties and Divisions for their significant achievements, willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ and take on new challenges, and for their contributions to our NeW Futures strategic goals.

Confusion around treatment of digestive disorders

Confusion around treatment of digestive disorders

Monday, 4 December 2017

A new article published in the latest edition of Australian Prescriber highlights the common clinical confusion that surrounds distinguishing functional dyspepsia from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

Nicotine replacement in pregnancy: Safer than smoking

Nicotine replacement in pregnancy: Safer than smoking

Monday, 4 December 2017

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking and Australian doctors can be confident about prescribing it for their pregnant patients, according to the authors of a Narrative Review published online by the Medical Journal of Australia.

International acclaim for public health pioneer

International acclaim for public health pioneer

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

An outstanding alumnus from the University of Newcastle has been recognised for his achievements in public health research, which has helped inform policy decisions and treatment of disease in China.

Fat cells a key suspect for endometrial cancer in obese women

Fat cells a key suspect for endometrial cancer in obese women

Monday, 27 November 2017

An underlying mechanism linking obesity with the development of endometrial cancer has, for the first time, been demonstrated by a Hunter Medical Research Institute research team.