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Acclaimed surgeon wins prestigious award

Australia's first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

Grants to aid brain cancer research

Two medical researchers in the Hunter have been handed a share of more than $1.5 million to fight brain cancer. The grants were awarded yesterday by the Newcastle-based Mark Hughes Foundation, which was...

Benn sets sights on Great North Walk record

A Newcastle-based elite runner will attempt to set a record and raise money for charity next month. Merewether's Benn Coubrough has set his sights on completing the 276-kilometre Great North Walk and beating...

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...

Funding to pump new research into the Hunter

More than 900 people across the Hunter experience their first heart attack each year.  This alarming statistic places the Hunter New England region within the state’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band. In a bid...

Renowned Hunter doctor wins prestigious award

Winning an award that recognises your work as being the best in the country is normally a reason to boast. However, for Newcastle cancer researcher Dr Matthew Dun, it is just another tool...

Tests reveal medicinal cannabis could kill cancer cells

Laboratory tests conducted in Newcastle have revealed that a modified form of medicinal cannabis can kill or inhibit cancer cells without impacting normal cells. The outcome, which was determined at the University...