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eHealth program targets young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to reduce chronic disease risk

eHealth program targets young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to reduce chronic disease risk

Friday, 25 May 2018

University of Newcastle researchers have collaborated on a world-first eHealth initiative aiming to target young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to help reduce their chronic disease risk.

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Friday, 25 May 2018

A hormone already at our fingertips could provide a simple answer for a first-of-its-kind treatment to promote ‘brain fertilisers’ and significantly improve quality of life for stroke survivors, potentially even months or years after experiencing a stroke.

FluTracking surveillance spreads across the Tasman

FluTracking surveillance spreads across the Tasman

Thursday, 24 May 2018

FluTracking, the highly successful online health surveillance system that helps detect epidemics of influenza throughout Australia, has expanded its reach across the Tasman to New Zealand for the first time this year.

Increased support for refugee students to transition to higher education

Increased support for refugee students to transition to higher education

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Educators and providers will have access to a new set of tools and resources to better support students from refugee backgrounds pursue higher education, following a national research project that examined students’ transition experiences.

Scholarship award for Kenya’s Young Entrepreneur Challenge winner

Scholarship award for Kenya’s Young Entrepreneur Challenge winner

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A mobile app to enable farmers in rural Kenya to advertise and sell any daily surplus crops has won the 2018 Nairobi Young Entrepreneur Challenge, hosted by the Newcastle Business School.

Crocheting maths and music into fibre art

Crocheting maths and music into fibre art

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Suspended six metres in the air and intertwining more than three kilometres of rope, University of Newcastle’s Fine Art student Louisa Magrics’ crochet-based installation, Hyperweb, will take a starring role at Vivid this week - the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

How creativity plays role in early childhood education

How creativity plays role in early childhood education

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Hunter’s early childhood community will have the opportunity to hear from two visiting Italian researchers on the role of creativity in early childhood education when they present at a public symposium at the University of Newcastle this week.

Innovation in health research awarded

Innovation in health research awarded

Monday, 21 May 2018

HMRI Researcher of the Year, Professor Clare Collins, has been awarded the President’s Award for Innovation at the Dietitians Association of Australia’s National conference for her work developing the Healthy Eating Quiz™.