News • 14 Aug 2020

Recognising the hazardous effects of ‘pre-loading’ with alcohol

Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health (ALSWH) has revealed the significant risks associated with pre-loading with alcohol.

Health students go rural with the Department of Rural Health

News • 12 Aug 2020

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

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.

Live Well, Age Well

News • 8 Apr 2020

Empowering Healthy Ageing in Older Australians

Most of us look forward to living active, healthy and socially-connected lives as we age. Yet the reality is that many older Australians age in isolation, either alone in their own homes or together in residential aged care.

News • 13 Mar 2019

University welcomes US Fulbright scholar to investigate factors affecting women’s health

Set to investigate factors that affect women’s health, Dr Michael Hendryx was officially welcomed to the University of Newcastle today as the 2019 US Fulbright Distinguished Chair Scholar.

Grandmothers as carers

News • 16 Oct 2018

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for caring

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

News • 14 Aug 2018

OPINION: Now is the time to care about older people

We all have rights that are protected under United Nations conventions. Do we need extra safeguards to protect these rights for older people? These are the issues that were discussed at the United Nations last month.

Livable Communities Grant

News • 16 Oct 2017

$1.3m in NSW Govt grants available for academics and universities

The NSW Government has $1.3m in grants available to fund innovative and strategic projects that aim to make local communities more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people.

Deborah Loxton

News • 14 Jun 2017

Health impact of domestic violence lasts a lifetime

Women who experience intimate partner violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to researchers from the University of Newcastle who tracked three generations of women for 16 years.

News • 9 May 2017

UON researcher a global leader in health and ageing

The University of Newcastle’s Professor Julie Byles has been appointed as Global Innovation Chair in Responsive Transitions in Health and Ageing.

News • 8 May 2017

Creating liveable cities for older Australians

A team of researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) has been awarded a Liveable Communities Grant to identify how to best meet the housing needs of an ageing population.

News • 29 Sep 2016

Triple treat for UON: Young Tall Poppies

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.

shoulder pain

News • 4 May 2016

New Research Study on Shoulder Pain: Recruits Needed!

New Physiotherapy Masters student, Donald Hunter, is currently conducting a study on the link between shoulder pain and posture.  Recruits are needed between the ages for 40 and 80 years old to participate. Shoulder pain prevalence increases consistently with age, making it the third most common musculoskeletal cause for people to visit their GPs (behind neck and back pain).


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