Covid-19 ~ Which side of history will leaders and health experts be on?


By Michelle Grattan   Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra . After the coronavirus nightmare has passed, harsh judgments will be made about which ...Nothing found

Newcastle Playhouse and Libraries Update


City’s cultural facilities’ response to COVID-19 In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the Federal Government has introduced social distancing measures, which include limiting ...Nothing found

Pregnancy and Weight Gain


Two research projects aimed at combating weight gain during pregnancy and enhancing school-based physical activity programs have been successful in the latest round ...Nothing found

Caring for Stroke Patients Harder in the Bush


Research from North West Tasmania shows the difficulties in caring for stroke patients in rural Australia. The research, from the University of ...Nothing found

Private Health Insurance Rises Despite Growing Exclusions


For the first time, the majority of hospital treatment policies held by Australians now contain exclusions, the latest ACCC annual report into the ...Nothing found

Medical Strategy to Stop Melanoma Spread


Scientists from the Centenary Institute have developed a therapeutic strategy that could potentially help the fight against advanced-stage melanoma. Dr Shweta Tikoo, ...Nothing found

Obesity-cancer Link Research


New research to investigate link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Hunter researchers have been awarded a $600,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity ...Nothing found

Kids Vulnerable to Rice-based Arsenic


Rice snacks targeting Australian children contain arsenic above EU guidelines: study. Rice snacks for kids found in Australian supermarkets contain arsenic at ...Nothing found

Yet Another Reason to Quit Smoking


Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds. People who smoke cigarettes are at a significantly higher risk of ...Nothing found

Whooping Cough Becoming Superbug


Australia needs a new whooping cough vaccine. Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonising and feeding off unwitting hosts - whether ...Nothing found

Algal Concern at Maitland


Blue-green algae levels rising on local still waters.  Pictured ~ typical appearance of algae on water surface. Sampling undertaken ...Nothing found

Breathe, Don’t Breathe


Research findings may change oxygen use in ICUs across the globe. A world-first trial by researchers at Monash University could change how oxygen ...Nothing found

Aussie Sea Sponge in TB Fight


An Australian sea sponge could hold the key to successfully combatting the deadly disease tuberculosis (TB), a new study from the Centenary Institute and the ...Nothing found

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 ...Nothing found

Smartphone to Find Killer Bacteria


Australian scientists develop cheap and rapid way to identify antibiotic-resistant golden staph (MRSA). A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a ...Nothing found

Weakened Hearts Succumb in Winter


Up to 8,800 hospital admissions and hundreds of deaths could be prevented, according to first Seasonal Vulnerability Report. Thousands of older Australians are being ...Nothing found

New Approach to Reduce Gynaecological Cancers


Funding boost for Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute wants to change focus on contraceptive pills and reproductive ...Nothing found

Doctors Warn of Dormant Pneumococcal Bacteria


One-in-10 Australians aged over 65 years who are hospitalised with pneumonia die from the “killer lung infection”.1,2 An article published in MJA ...Nothing found

New Hope for Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment


Improved epilepsy diagnosis and treatment will soon be more accessible to many of the 200,000 Australians who live with this common and debilitating ...Nothing found

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 ...Nothing found

(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 ...Nothing found

Gosford health and innovation precinct gets $18m


The University of Newcastle received an $18 million Federal Government investment in the first phase of ...Nothing found

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 ...Nothing found

Another Egg Recall


Food authorities today issued a recall alert on eggs from Ash & Sons egg farm in ...Nothing found

Medicinal Error Hospitalisation 4 Times Greater than Vehicular Accidents


Research finds 250,000 Australians are hospitalised each year, with another 400,000 presenting to emergency departments, as a result of medication errors, inappropriate use, ...Nothing found


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