Australians with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance will now be able to make better informed choices in the supermarket aisle, with the addition of the GlutenSwitch feature to Australia’s leading food label-scanning app, FoodSwitch.
From April 13 to 15, 2013, the Eighth Semi-annual NHLBI-UHG Global Health Centers of Excellence Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) was held successfully at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Beijing. Around 80 NCD experts and staff from over 10 countries participated in the meeting. Attendees were from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), UnitedHealth, Duke University, representatives from the 11 Centers of Excellence, and non-network members from CDCs, University of Michigan, and Peking University Health Science Center.
In an era where the increasing burden of disease and disability from chronic diseases such as back pain, stroke and diabetes, have major socio economic implications, current models of healthcare are not sustainable; and with Australia's national health expenditure expected to reach $246 billion by 2033, more innovative and cost effective approaches to healthcare are urgently needed. The work of Dr Manuela Ferreira explores this important question.
At the invitation of the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), in Bangalore, Professor MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, addressed the faculty and students of the Biological Sciences Department at the IISc campus on 17 May 2013.
A new program will provide extra support to help young Aboriginal people overcome barriers to obtaining a driver licence, in an initiative to enhance opportunities for access to employment, education and health services.
Professor Vivekanand Jha is the Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, India, and James Martin Fellow at The Geroge Institute for Global health at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining The George Institute, he was Professor of Nephrology and Head, Department of Translational Regenerative Medicine and Officer-In-Charge, Medical Education and Research Cell at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India.
The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Centre on Population Sodium Reduction. The Centre will undertake research and support to countries to implement cost effective strategies to reduce population sodium intake.
Today, National Close the Gap Day, is about recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face some of the most challenging health circumstances in Australia, and taking action to change this.
Long distance commercial drivers who consume caffeinated substances such as coffee to stay awake while driving are significantly less likely to crash than those who do not, even though they drive longer distances and sleep less, finds a study published today on bmj.com.
Children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours according to the results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy clinical trial in East Africa published in BMC Medicine on 14 March.