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Supporting the supporters of loved ones who use Ice

Supporting the supporters of loved ones who use Ice

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

A resilience and well-being program designed to help family and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine is set for a major expansion.

Young veterans’ alcohol use and mental health focus of new research

Young veterans’ alcohol use and mental health focus of new research

Friday, 9 November 2018

An online research trial is set to investigate the best methods to support young Australian veterans who drink alcohol and experience depressive symptoms.

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Friday, 12 October 2018

A hormone already at our fingertips could provide a simple answer for a first-of-its-kind treatment to promote ‘brain fertilisers’ and significantly improve quality of life for stroke survivors, potentially even months or years after experiencing a stroke.

Fulbright scholarships to enhance health research

Fulbright scholarships to enhance health research

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Two researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have received prestigious international scholarships through the Fulbright Program to further their research in the field of health.

New rules to tackle concussion in NSW sports

New rules to tackle concussion in NSW sports

Friday, 16 February 2018

University of Newcastle (UON) Clinical Neuropsychologist, Dr Andrew Gardner, will play a key role in protecting Australian athletes from concussion on the field, with new state-wide guidelines announced today.

Australia sets the standard in stroke treatment and care

Australia sets the standard in stroke treatment and care

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Australian stroke patients are set to receive the latest and world’s best stroke treatment and care following the launch of new Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management at Parliament House.

Drug provides new awakening for fatigued stroke survivors

Drug provides new awakening for fatigued stroke survivors

Friday, 5 May 2017

An anti-fatigue therapy has yielded a significant reduction in chronic tiredness for stroke survivors involved in a 15-month clinical trial at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, with transformative quality-of-life benefits for many of the participants.

Hunter to test stroke detector

Hunter to test stroke detector

Thursday, 2 March 2017

With an acute stroke occurring every 10 minutes in Australia, a revolutionary timesaving diagnostic device called the Stroke Finder helmet is being trialled by the Hunter Medical Research Institute for the first time.