The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 18 Jul 2019

Healthy eating options on the table for young Australians

Young Australian adults will now have free access to personalised dietary advice available at their fingertips, with the launch of a new website aimed at improving the eating habits of the country’s unhealthiest age group.

Partnership will fund new research into preventing healthcare-associated infections

News • 17 Jul 2019

Partnership will fund new research into preventing healthcare-associated infections

The University of Newcastle has partnered with global infection control specialists GAMA Healthcare to help fund new research into preventing and controlling infections in health and care settings.

News • 11 Jul 2019

Checking in on check-ups to help Close the Gap

An intervention designed to help Close the Gap, by increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive an annual health check by their GP, will be implemented and evaluated by a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project.

Partnership transforms lives of people living with mental illness

News • 10 Jul 2019

Unique partnership transforming lives of people living with mental illness

Local not-for-profit Momentum Collective has teamed up with the University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health to help people recovering from mental illness rebuild their lives and connect to their local community.

Professor Manohar Garg

News • 9 Jul 2019

Experts challenge WHO recommendations on saturated fats

University of Newcastle, Australia nutrition researcher Professor Manohar Garg is among a group of international experts who have questioned World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on reducing saturated fat consumption to curb chronic disease.

News • 21 Jun 2019

Fellowship to help reconnect stroke survivors with community

Stroke researcher Dr Heidi Janssen has received the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s first Women in Medical Research Fellowship (WIMRF) to develop a unique, community-based rehabilitation project using activities such as singing, dancing and art to stimulate patient recovery.

News • 20 Jun 2019

Trial to confirm insulin dose for fat and protein on blood glucose levels in people with diabetes

Those with diabetes have been carb counting to calculate meal insulin for a long time, but what about the impact of fat and protein on blood glucose levels?

Nason Maani Hessari

News • 29 May 2019

Public Lecture – Public health in a post-truth world: The commercial determinants of health

Join Dr Nason Maani Hessari for a free public lecture 27th June.

WHO health Centre

News • 20 May 2019

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will collaborate with Newcastle health researchers to drive the global efforts fighting non-communicable diseases, including cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease and mental health.

Professor Brett Neilan and Professor Mark Flynn

News • 20 May 2019

Leading the defence against superbugs

A new multimillion-dollar project will develop an artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance system to better understand and tackle the cycle of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Australia.

Associate Professor Gillian Gould

News • 9 May 2019

New support will help pregnant Indigenous women quit smoking

Health professionals and organisations will receive additional training and resources to help support Indigenous women quit smoking during pregnancy under a new multi-million dollar initiative being funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

News • 18 Apr 2019

Aboriginal mothers in prison face poorer health outcomes

The health needs of Aboriginal mothers in Australian prisons are not being met, according to a new study released today.

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