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A message from our College PVC

A message from our College PVC

Welcome to the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing – an innovative, research-intensive centre of education excellence.

Our research strengths

Top 200 ? university in the world Find out more
Ranked 132 ? in the world - Medicine
Ranked 36 ? in the world - Nursing
Over 100 ? Indigenous doctors have graduated
Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact

Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact

One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.

Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study

Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study

An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.

Research shows possible link between number of fast-food outlets and heart attacks

Research shows possible link between number of fast-food outlets and heart attacks

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health (HNE Health) have found that for each new fast-food outlet the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people went up by four.

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Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.

Call for aged care focus on domestic violence

Call for aged care focus on domestic violence

Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence – warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use

Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use

With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 per cent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

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Our new College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing replaces the
Faculty of Health and Medicine.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.