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Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health has seen a significant jump in the number of allied health students choosing to go rural in 2021, showing the increasing popularity of rural locations among domestic undergraduate students.

New study: childhood asthma rates reduced with tailored intervention

New study: childhood asthma rates reduced with tailored intervention

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of Newcastle (UON), in collaboration with the University of Queensland and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, have confirmed that when a woman’s asthma medication is optimally controlled during pregnancy, the rate of asthma in her offspring is nearly halved.

Autism project to help connect families

Autism project to help connect families

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thanks to the success of the 2017 Gastronomic Lunch, HMRI/University of Newcastle autism researcher Assoc Professor Alison Lane will now aim to customise the ALERT autism intervention to find those children and families most likely to benefit.

Asthma Researcher awarded TSANZ Career Development Fellowship

Asthma Researcher awarded TSANZ Career Development Fellowship

Monday, 3 April 2017

Dr Adam Collison has been awarded a TSANZ and National Asthma Council Asthma and Airways Career Development Fellowship to explore asthma in pregnancy.

Breakthrough in asthma research

Breakthrough in asthma research

Monday, 27 March 2017

Researchers from the University of Newcastle’s Healthy Lungs and Grow Up Well Priority Research Centres have reported on the results of a study which could effectively slash the rates of asthma in children of asthmatic mothers.

High-flow oxygen boost for bronchiolitis treatment

High-flow oxygen boost for bronchiolitis treatment

Monday, 6 February 2017

A study conducted at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital has found that the use of a new oxygen treatment, so-called high-flow oxygen therapy, can support more children with bronchiolitis for longer and rescue most of those children who failed the standard oxygen treatment, preventing a large number of admissions to the paediatric intensive care unit.

$2.2 million grant for quit-smoking trial helping pregnant Aboriginal mums

$2.2 million grant for quit-smoking trial helping pregnant Aboriginal mums

Friday, 21 October 2016

Aboriginal communities across Australia will benefit from a $2.26 million national grant awarded to University of Newcastle (UON) public health researchers for a culturally competent smoking cessation program focused on the health and wellbeing of pregnant Aboriginal women.

Triple treat for UON: Young Tall Poppies

Triple treat for UON: Young Tall Poppies

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Three innovative University Of Newcastle and HMRI researchers will be awarded the prestigious title of Young Tall Poppy in the science awards ceremony at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science on Thursday September 29, 2016.