At the University of Newcastle we have conducted studies of the impact of the plain cigarette packs on smokers’ ratings of appeal and perceptions of the product. We have found that plain packs are rated by long-term smokers as less appealing and attractive. The participants of our research also said that they had noticed deterioration in the quality of tobacco. They also reported that they now struggled to tell the difference between the tastes of different cigarette brands now that packs all looked the same.
No Treasurer can please all the people all the time in a tough economic climate, but each federal budget manages to have a funding centrepiece that shines like a beacon among the inevitable winners and losers.
Citizen scientists will use a novel mobile phone application as part of an initiative of the Wildlife Biodiversity Co-operative Research Centre Bid, a consortium of 40 institutions led by the University of Newcastle, to help reintroduce lost predators in Australia. “Re-establishing lost carnivores has been undertaken in several regions internationally, for example the return of […]
An internationally-recognised University of Newcastle weight loss program tailored specifically for men has produced a benefit that is likely to be a powerful motivator to shed the excess kilos – improved erectile function.
WORLD Food Day, on October 16, is held in honour of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. Many countries observe World Food Day to raise awareness about food-related issues and to highlight areas for future action.
Can increasing your fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle study is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat healthier.
Opinion article* published in The Conversation written by By Emma Beckett, University of Newcastle and Mark Lucock, University of Newcastle. Antioxidants are a commonly promoted feature of health foods and supplements. They’re portrayed as the good forces that fight free radicals – nasty molecules causing damage thought to hasten ageing and cause chronic diseases. The […]
Can an increase in fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle research group is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat more healthy.
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 […]
World-leading reproductive biologist Laureate Professor John Aitken chatted with Triple J’s Hack program last night to explain the new contraceptive he’s developing that stops pregnancy and the transmission of STIs simultaneously. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.