In front of a live audience broadcast from the Powerhouse Museum, Professor Prasuna Reddy, Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health at the University of Newcastle, took part in The Health Report’s ‘The Lifestyle Challenge’ Forum, as part of the Ultimo Science Festival. The human mind exists in a biological body, and the [...]
Not content with saving lives, doctors are now credited with (accused of?) bringing the dead back to life. But how true are the stories we hear about people “coming back” from being dead and how does it work?
Newcastle researchers have contributed to the discovery of a protein in the female reproductive tract that protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and herpes simplex virus (HSV).
A PROGRAM to ensure stroke patients are treated quickly to minimise their injury and, in some cases, have them back on their feet within days, will be rolled out across the state after being pioneered in the Hunter.
The Hunter Region’s most prestigious medical research award was presented tonight to a prolific, multidisciplinary epidemiologist working in fields as diverse as asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, public health and stroke.
Reducing the burden of disease due to hazardous alcohol consumption Research Fellowship ($652,765) Associate Professor Kypros Kypri, a behavioural scientist, is interested in the causes and prevention of hazardous alcohol consumption. With his Research Fellowship, Professor Kypri aims to examine the methods in behavioural science, risk factors for hazardous drinking, the development and evaluation of [...]
Putting new interventions for co-existing mental health and substance use problems into practice Research Fellowship ($640,785) Mental health and substance use problems go hand in hand, yet treatment is delivered separately because staff are not trained to treat both. However, many people with mental health and substance use problems experience difficulties attending different services and [...]
The Alumni Medal was established in 1987, and is awarded to a graduate with an outstanding record of professional excellence in leadership, knowledge and/or professional practice. Senior Staff Specialist in Neurology, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle Associate Professor in Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Director, HMRI Stroke Research Program Bachelor of Medicine (1992) Faculty [...]