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Dr Maoyi TIAN, research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, has successfully won the Northern Pacific Global Health Fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Scrub Typhus more common in India than originally thought, reveals study.

What is your job and what does it involve?

I am currently a Research Fellow and the Global Database Manager for The George Institute's Food Policy Division. My main responsibility is the development, coordination and expansion of a global, branded-food composition database that tracks the nutritional content of processed foods. The global database is used to examine how branded-food composition databases can be used to monitor changes in the nutrient composition of processed and fast foods globally.

In recognising Close the Gap day, improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been and remains a key priority for the George Institute for Global Health.

Large numbers of packaged food products available in Indian stores fail to display nutritional data relating to the amount of sodium present thus preventing consumers from making informed food choices, reveals a survey conducted by The George Institute for Global Health India.

On March 3, 2014, the RECOVER trial, a randomized controlled trial on rehabilitation through caregiver-delivered nurse-organized service programs for disabled stroke patients in rural China, was officially launched.

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A new study provides evidence that people with type 2 diabetes who drink wine in moderation have a lower risk of heart attack compared to those who do not drink alcohol at all.

This issue highlights the 2013 Annual Governing Council Meeting of the The China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, one of the most important milestones in the history of the center, and also features the research findings of the studies conducted by the center in 2013.

Tracey Chantler is a Research Fellow in Health Services and Systems Research at the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation. She supports the social science research components of projects which form part of the Essential Health Care programme.

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Australian researchers have found a simple screening test that boosts the ability to predict heart attacks and death in people with type 2 diabetes.