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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).

No smoker left behind: helping all Australians quit

No smoker left behind: helping all Australians quit

Monday, 21 August 2017

University of Newcastle (UON) researchers are calling for better resources to aid all Australians to quit smoking, with particular focus on population subgroups at greater risk.

Improving medication safety for people with dementia

Improving medication safety for people with dementia

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A study led by the University of Newcastle (UON) received $544,096 in funding to improve the safety and outcomes of people with dementia after they are discharged from hospital.

Horse riding and rhythm-and-music helping stroke recovery

Horse riding and rhythm-and-music helping stroke recovery

Friday, 16 June 2017

Horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapies may improve stroke survivors’ perception of recovery, gait, balance, grip strength and cognition years after their stroke, according to new research in the prestigious American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

Peace of mind on the Coast for those who need it most

Peace of mind on the Coast for those who need it most

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A new psychology clinic at the University of Newcastle’s (UON) Ourimbah Campus will open its doors to the community this week, marking a significant step forward for mental health on the Coast.

World-first SMS program combats mental health risks among new dads

World-first SMS program combats mental health risks among new dads

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Nothing compares to the joy of becoming a dad for the first time, but the transition to fatherhood is a high-risk period of mental distress for men.

Supplement shows postmenopausal benefits in cognition and pain

Supplement shows postmenopausal benefits in cognition and pain

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Taking a small dose of resveratrol twice daily can boost cognitive performance in postmenopausal women and also alleviate their experience of chronic pain, a study by the University of Newcastle’s Clinical Nutrition Research Centre has shown.

UON researchers recognised for community work

UON researchers recognised for community work

Monday, 6 February 2017

Three of UON’s RHD students have received awards for their achievements as part of the Celebrate Being an Australian Australia Day Luncheon, which was held at Parliament House in Sydney on 27 January.