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Cessnock welcomes cyclists to region

The Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) can expect to see an influx of lycra in the very near future. That’s largely due to council’s economic development, in partnership with the local cycling community,...

Bridging the gap between girls and sport

When Kirsten Ansell launched her inaugural Girls Day Out last Wednesday, she never dreamt it would cause such a stir amongst Novocastrian youngsters. As founder of Host a Surfer, Kirsten was hoping to...

Novocastrians urged to donate blood as stocks continue to drop

Novocastrians are being urged to donate blood to restore record-low stock. The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood says it has 300 appointments it needs to fill at its Maitland and Newcastle donor centres immediately. The...

On yer bike Newy tourism

A bike ride with a friend who unlocks nuggets of information, that’s what Ben Ogden is hoping riders will feel when they saddle up for his newest tourism drawcard. The 34 year-old, who...

Spotlight on “forgotten cancer”

Selwyn Robinson spent a lot of time in the sun as a young man, and now he is paying the price. The stonemason of 46 years said he knew he should protect his...

How’s it growing?: Movember fitness guru’s feeling the itch

When Drew Duggan first became involved with Movember, it was more about supporting a mate than for any personal reason. The 30-year-old exercise physiologist, who was living in New York at the time,...

Bathers Way walk to promote kindness

Michelle Boundy says what the world needs now is kindness. After her son was king hit on a night out in Newcastle two years ago, Michelle has learned that what matters most is...

Surf’s up to soothe the soul

Helena Richardson knew it was time to offer something different when she heard women say they no longer wanted to just be in charge of sunscreen, snacks, and sandcastles at the beach. Her...

Luci’s brave battle with breast cancer

When Luci Mackersey started chemotherapy in February, the mother-of-two had no idea that a global pandemic was about to make her medical journey a little bit tougher. The 33-year-old began her breast cancer...

Free skin checks hope to change a trend

When was the last time you had your skin checked? It’s a question many of us can’t answer confidently, and the Hunter Melanoma Foundation is working to increase the number of people looking...

Movember: It’s time to get growing

Growing facial hair and playing a board game may be the most masculine way of tackling men's health this month. As Movember launches its annual month-long campaign this Sunday 1 November, those...

Singleton and Belmont hospitals acknowledged as high achievers

Singleton and Belmont hospitals are high achievers in comparison to a number of other hospitals across the state. An Adult Admitted Patient Survey delivered by the Bureau of Health Information indicated that both...

New report shows link between hearing loss and dementia

Hearing loss could lead to dementia, a new report shows. According to the 2020 Report of The Lancet Commission released last month, managing hearing loss may help lower a person’s risk of developing...

Two Hunter-based researchers recognised

Two leading researchers in the Hunter have been recognised for their efforts. Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researcher’s Dr Myles Young and Dr Joel Petit have each been named as one of 40...

Research to improve care for hip surgery patients

Hip fractures pose a major risk of death for people over 50 years of age. However, a new study is hoping to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients after...

Those ready for summer say ‘eye’

Novocastrians are being warned that when it comes to being sun smart the 'eyes have it' after new research revealed almost a third of the community forget about their peepers in summer. Six...

Back to school a return to good sleep habits

As children return to school after a two-week break, parents and carers are being reminded of the importance of sleep for a young mind. According to a new study by the University of...

Renewed hope for asthma sufferers

Hunter residents suffering from asthma have renewed hope of finding effective treatments. A team of researchers has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The team...

Farmers urged to get vaccinated against Q fever

Farmers across the Hunter have been urged to get vaccinated against Q fever as lambing and calving continues throughout spring. Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) recommends that anyone over the age...

Researchers develop preventative COVID-19 nasal spray

Newcastle-based respiratory researchers have played an integral role in developing a new preventative nasal spray treatment that may protect people from COVID-19 infection and prevent transmission. The treatment, INNA-051, by Australian biotech...

Government announces further easing of restrictions

More families can attend community sports, music ensembles and school camps can proceed, and a modest increase to dancing at weddings is allowed under new COVID-19 safety rules. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard...