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Paracetamol and pain

Paracetamol and pain

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Paracetamol does not speed recovery or reduce pain for people with acute low back ache, according to the results of a trial by HMRI researcher Dr Chris Williams.


Managing back pain in children

Managing back pain in children

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

New research shows that children and teenagers are just as likely as adults to report back pain.


Make your mark on national flu map

Make your mark on national flu map

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

When you're feeling under the weather it's usually good manners to keep your germs to yourself, but a national surveillance system is encouraging the community to share their symptoms this flu season.


ARC DECRA funding success

ARC DECRA funding success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dr Amy Waller has been awarded more than $359,000 in ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) funding commencing in 2015 for her research project Decision making in older people approaching the end of life.


Survey to help parents tackle teen drinking challenges

Survey to help parents tackle teen drinking challenges

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A new online survey developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health, in collaboration with the Australian Drug Foundation, aims to help families navigate the challenges of teenage alcohol use.


UON obesity researcher joins young leaders in Japan

UON obesity researcher joins young leaders in Japan

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A University of Newcastle behavioural scientist, who has been investigating ways to address childhood obesity rates in Australia, was one of only five Australians selected to attend a Young Leaders Forum in Japan this week.


Plain cigarette packs impact ‘taste’

Plain cigarette packs impact ‘taste’

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Long-term smokers involved in a study published by UON health researchers believed that the quality of their cigarettes had deteriorated following the implementation of plain packaging.


Share your flu symptoms

Share your flu symptoms

Monday, 2 June 2014

A record 17,000 people are sharing their flu symptoms each week for good through a growing online health surveillance system designed to alert health officials to epidemic outbreaks of the potentially life-threatening disease.


Web-based alcohol intervention has limited effect on consumption

Web-based alcohol intervention has limited effect on consumption

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New research from the University of Newcastle shows that a web-based self-assessment and feedback program for university students who drink hazardously produced little reduction in consumption.


Newcastle research underpins statewide alcohol restrictions

Newcastle research underpins statewide alcohol restrictions

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

University of Newcastle research that evaluated alcohol restrictions in Newcastle, identifying a 37 per cent drop in assaults, has underpinned sweeping changes announced by the State Government to curb alcohol-fuelled violence in Sydney.


Second-hand smoke

Second-hand smoke

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A study of cigarette smoke exposure in multi-unit housing by HMRI Public Health researcher Associate Professor Billie Bonevski has been instrumental in achieving proposed NSW Strata by-law reforms banning smoking in common areas.


sleep linked to diabetes

sleep linked to diabetes

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Getting less than six hours sleep each night (compared to seven hours) may increase type 2 diabetes risk by 30 per cent but has less impact on heart disease than previously thought, researchers from the University of Newcastle have found.


Weighty Problem

Weighty Problem

Friday, 1 November 2013

In a region where 70 per cent of adults are overweight or obese, a new study conducted by University of Newcastle and HMRI researchers has found that doctors are falling short in detecting weight conditions, which may lead to inadequate assistance with managing weight.


End-of-life care research grant

End-of-life care research grant

Monday, 26 August 2013

Researchers aiming to improve quality of end-of-life care


Evidence: A way forward for Indigenous health research

Evidence: A way forward for Indigenous health research

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Opinion on the state of Indigenous health research by Ms Amanda A. Jayakody, Laureate Professor Robert W. Sanson-Fisher and Dr Jamie Bryant from the Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle.


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