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A study of more than 153,000 people across 17 countries has found that close to half of those with hypertension are unaware they have the condition, which is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity globally.

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People are much more likely to take preventive medicines if they’re combined in one pill, an international study has found. The findings are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Indian patients were much more likely to take preventive medicines if they are combined in one pill, according to the first trial of the polypill in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Registration for Big Change: sustainable healthcare for the 21st century, is now open. This event will highlight the challenges to providing effective healthcare in the 21st century, and identify affordable, innovative ways to tackle these challenges.

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Study shows rise in appropriate car restraints for children aged 2 to 5 since 2010 legislation was introduced, however researchers calling for more targeted education.

Professor Bruce Neal comments on a new study showing the rise in physical activity is not combating the obesity epidemic in the United States.

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Lithgow, Australia is leading the way in achieving the new World Health Organization target of a 30% reduction in population salt intake by 2025 with the launch of Salt Swap.

As the summer holiday approaches, Changzhi students experience their busiest time of the year as they prepare diligently for their exams and wait for the results of the year-end parent-teacher conference. At the same time, researchers from the Changzhi School Edu-Salt “salt reduction in school children” project rush to collect the project’s baseline data that including samples and data from the students and their families, before the summer holiday.

Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director and a founder of The George Institute for Global Health has been awarded the RT Hall Prize, the most prestigious award of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).

A special iPhone case and app can be used to quickly and cheaply detect heart rhythm problems and prevent strokes, according to a group of University of Sydney researchers.