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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.

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.

Young veterans’ alcohol use and mental health focus of new research

Young veterans’ alcohol use and mental health focus of new research

Friday, 9 November 2018

An online research trial is set to investigate the best methods to support young Australian veterans who drink alcohol and experience depressive symptoms.

VR key to increasing resilience in Australian troops

VR key to increasing resilience in Australian troops

Saturday, 13 October 2018

In the hopes of utilising advanced tools to enhance resilience, a first-of-its kind project led by the University of Newcastle (UON) will explore Virtual Reality (VR) training as a new method to ensure Australian troops are equipped with resilience training ahead of deployment.

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Friday, 12 October 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.

Findings reveal under-reported groin pain in ballers

Findings reveal under-reported groin pain in ballers

Monday, 30 April 2018

An Australian study has revealed the rate of groin injuries among basketball players could be 10 times higher than previously reported, causing significant impact on player performance and quality of life.

Lived experience writing a new chapter for mental health education

Lived experience writing a new chapter for mental health education

Friday, 9 February 2018

A ground-breaking resource has woven together the experience of practitioner and patient to craft a learning tool for students entering the field of mental health.

Funding to advance acute stroke therapies

Funding to advance acute stroke therapies

Friday, 19 January 2018

Conjoint Professor Chris Levi from the University of Newcastle will be able to continue vital research into stroke treatment therapies after receiving $577,188 in funding from the inaugural Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).