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Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds

Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

People who smoke cigarettes are at a significantly higher risk of post-surgical complications including heart and lung injuries, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing, a new study has found.

Pre-schoolers, teens and Indigenous women the focus for heart health research funding

Pre-schoolers, teens and Indigenous women the focus for heart health research funding

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Three Hunter researchers will focus on helping Australians have better heart health by investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease, after securing more than $385,000 in funding from the Heart Foundation.

$10 million funding boost for local health researchers

$10 million funding boost for local health researchers

Friday, 30 August 2019

More than $10 million has been awarded to further world-class, solution-based research at the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), and Hunter New England Health in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

Checking in on check-ups to help Close the Gap

Checking in on check-ups to help Close the Gap

Thursday, 11 July 2019

An intervention designed to help Close the Gap, by increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive an annual health check by their GP, will be implemented and evaluated by a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project.

Public Lecture – Public health in a post-truth world: The commercial determinants of health

Public Lecture – Public health in a post-truth world: The commercial determinants of health

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Join Dr Nason Maani Hessari for a free public lecture 27th June.

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

Monday, 20 May 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will collaborate with Newcastle health researchers to drive the global efforts fighting non-communicable diseases, including cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease and mental health.

Research packs positive messages for lunchbox health

Research packs positive messages for lunchbox health

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Parents and carers of Hunter school children will have a helping hand in the kitchen to create healthier lunchboxes, with the support of a University of Newcastle research project.

Connectivity key to reducing depression among elderly Aussies

Connectivity key to reducing depression among elderly Aussies

Monday, 6 August 2018

A funding boost of almost $500,000 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), is set to combat the rates of depression and anxiety among elderly Australians.