UoN’s Free Diet Course Online


University of Newcastle offers free online short course to dispel diet and nutrition myths. The University of Newcastle has launched a ...

Prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke a Step Closer


Almost $15 million has been awarded to 10 senior scientists and 10 clinician scientists across the state to continue their work into Australia’s number one ...

Wiripaang News Splash!


Subsidised learn to swim program making a splash for kids. A ground-breaking new learn to swim program is giving some of Lake ...

Research to Actively Close the Gap


An intervention designed to help Close the Gap, by increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive an annual health check ...

Mitchell Park Grandstand Opens


Merewether’s Mitchell Park Oval has a new grandstand pavilion. Representatives of Merewether Carlton Rugby Club, South Newcastle Rugby League Club and Merewether ...

Eggs and Salmonella


Egg industry statement on latest food safety challenge. Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) has been detected on eleven egg farms in New South Wales ...

How Much Plastic do we Eat?


Revealed: plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week. People could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic ...

Night-owls ~ Retrain Your Body Clock


A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ – people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits – could lead to ...

Allergies Link to Junk Food


There is growing evidence that food allerges are increasing, especially amongst young children, which can be as high as 10% in some countries. ...

Wallsend Kids’ Park Opens


A group of primary school students from Wallsend had special permission to test drive the suburb’s new playground. Wallsend South Public School’s ...

Singleton’s Rose Point Park Playground Update


New playground celebrates all abilities to ramp up fun in Singleton. Playtime has been elevated to a new level with the official ...

Anything But a Curate’s Egg


Throsby likes nothing better than 1.) eggs Benedict for brekky, and 2.) good news from research funded by the partisans it favours. ...

Call to End Drug Funding Crisis


Politicians urged to end Australia’s alcohol and other drugs treatment crisis. Politicians are being urged to face facts about alcohol and ...

Chronic stress, fertility and the ‘hunger hormone’


Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering ...

Antibiotics Overuse Continues


Third comprehensive report on antibiotic resistance identifies ongoing threat. The most comprehensive report produced on Australian antimicrobial use and resistance trends has found that ...

Winter makeover for Lake Mac Swim Centres


Five Lake Mac Swim Centres will undergo a mini-makeover this winter with a variety of improvement works getting under way this week at ...

New support for pregnant Indigenous women to quit smoking


Health professionals and organisations will receive additional training and resources to help support Indigenous women quit smoking during pregnancy under a new multi-million ...

Egg recall due to possible Salmonella


The NSW Food Authority advises that the following eggs are being voluntarily recalled by Port Stephens Eggs because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis ...

Breastfeeding Cuts Mother’s Risk of Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease


With a declining rate and duration of breastfeeding in Australia, research reveals little-known health benefits of breastfeeding for the mother. Although benefits ...

eCoFit Stations for Stockton


City of Newcastle will install six new outdoor fitness stations along Stockton foreshore to help residents and visitors to the seaside suburb remain ...

But First, Do You have a Rewards Card?


Woolworths to roll out defibrillators across all stores nationally to treat sudden cardiac arrest. Australians will soon have access to defibrillators in ...

Chrohn’s and Colitis Awareness


Study reveals extent of psychological health impacts for those with Crohn's and Colitis . Ahead of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month in May, ...

Winter is Coming ~ Lifeguards are Going


Last patrols on region’s beaches as surf season comes to an end. Professional beach lifeguards ...

New skatepark for Millfield


Cessnock City Council plans a skatepark for Millfield. Residents are invited to a community workshop to help Council come up with a vision for ...

Mmm ~ Coffee… and Endorphins


Many, Throsby included, start each day with a hot cup of coffee to activate their ...

Online Influenza Tracking


Early flu season prompts launch of innovative tracking system Flu activity is already in full ...

(Yet another) egg recall due to possible Salmonella


The NSW Food Authority advises that the following eggs are being voluntarily recalled by ‘Steve’s Farm Fresh ...

ANMF: Budget Missed Opportunity for Aged Care Staff


The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), said last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the ...

AHHA: Budget Cash Splash Beats Long-term Reform


Commonwealth investment in healthcare is welcome—but a cash splash without long-term vision ensures that entrenched problems stay entrenched. Tonight’s Budget once again rewards service ...

National Rural Health Alliance: Budget Benefits Few Outside Metro


The peak national body for rural health has welcomed $62m to train doctors in rural generalist practice, but says tonight’s budget has largely failed to ...


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