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Funding signals new hope for multiple sclerosis treatment

Funding signals new hope for multiple sclerosis treatment

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Hunter researchers will help advance vital prevention and treatment methods for thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) following a funding announcement today from MS Research Australia.

OPINION: Reducing risk through pill testing

OPINION: Reducing risk through pill testing

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Written by Professor Alison Hutton, School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Younger women unaware of increased cardiovascular disease risk

Younger women unaware of increased cardiovascular disease risk

Thursday, 20 December 2018

A pregnancy condition that endangers the lives of mothers and babies can lead to serious heart health issues for women up to 10 years after childbirth and yet few are aware of the risks.

Supporting the supporters of loved ones who use Ice

Supporting the supporters of loved ones who use Ice

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

A resilience and well-being program designed to help family and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine is set for a major expansion.

Missing ingredient identified for treating schizophrenia

Missing ingredient identified for treating schizophrenia

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Simple dietary changes and existing drugs used for other disorders could help ease the symptoms for millions of people currently living with schizophrenia.

Yoga and mind study aiming to relieve severe asthma

Yoga and mind study aiming to relieve severe asthma

Friday, 14 December 2018

Respiratory researchers at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute are investigating how yoga and mindfulness classes can improve the quality of life for people with severe asthma.

NHMRC awards $12.4 million to 14 Newcastle projects

NHMRC awards $12.4 million to 14 Newcastle projects

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded the University of Newcastle more than $12.4 million to support 14 projects that are aiming to solve some of the world’s most critical health problems and improve the lives of millions of Australians.

$1.5 million project aiming to deliver ‘precision rehabilitation’

$1.5 million project aiming to deliver ‘precision rehabilitation’

Thursday, 6 December 2018

A new decision-making tool being developed in a major research project at the University of Newcastle (UON) and Hunter Medical Research Institute is set to give patients better and more personalised rehabilitation interventions after knee replacement surgery.