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.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
New research shows that children and teenagers are just as likely as adults to report back pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 26 August 2013
Researchers aiming to improve quality of end-of-life care
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.