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How to make your face look healthy

How to make your face look healthy

Friday, 19 May 2017

New research from the University of Newcastle (UON) has busted the myth that young adults perceive tanned facial skin to be healthy and attractive.

Five-pronged approach to diabetes and heart disease

Five-pronged approach to diabetes and heart disease

Monday, 20 March 2017

Nutrition researchers at the University of Newcastle have five new clinical trials concurrently under recruitment in the Hunter, aiming to combat type 2 diabetes and heart disease with an array of natural dietary supplements and tasty foods.

PhD Scholarship: The impact of variety in physical activity settings in adolescents

PhD Scholarship: The impact of variety in physical activity settings in adolescents

Friday, 17 March 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for The Variety Study: An examination of the impact of ‘variety-support’ on autonomous motivation and well-being in adolescents in key physical activity settings, under the supervision of Dr Narelle Eather.

Can a good night’s sleep be secret to diabetes prevention?

Can a good night’s sleep be secret to diabetes prevention?

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

A new project from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute is hoping to unlock whether sleep is the missing link in long-term, healthy weight loss.

Student teachers to be empowered in new DADEE delivery

Student teachers to be empowered in new DADEE delivery

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The University of Newcastle’s pioneering DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) program is entering a new phase involving student teachers to evaluate its broader community impact and cement its sustainability.

UON research boosted by NHMRC

UON research boosted by NHMRC

Monday, 6 February 2017

UON researchers will move to effectively translate research into practice thanks to the latest round of NHMRC funding.

Our researchers will lead teams of national and international researchers to apply evidence to practice through NHMRC Partnership Projects, with national and international interest.

Fathers often overlooked in children’s obesity prevention programs

Fathers often overlooked in children’s obesity prevention programs

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Study finds dads often absent from studies that test best ways to treat obesity in children.

How are dietary intakes measured?

How are dietary intakes measured?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A team of UON researchers, led by Professor Clare Collins, is collaborating with national and international experts in order to improve the understanding of how dietary intake is measured and assessed amongst Australian researcher and health practitioners.