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Media release: 
12/08/2013

A revolutionary smartphone app launched will empower New Zealand shoppers to make healthier food choices - reducing their risk of dying early from two of the nation’s biggest killers, heart attack and stroke.  

In joining in the spirit of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, The George Institute for Global Health is proud to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who we partner with in the course of our life saving research.

Healthcare workers in the UK and around the world are rapidly adopting new information technology tools to assist them in their work. These range from vast national networks such as the UK’s Summary Care Record service to personalised mobile applications such as the “Epocrates” medication reference “app”.

University of Sydney researcher, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, has had critical input into the federal government’s $20 million grant announced today to fund research and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Neurological and mental health expert, Associate Professor Maree Hackett, looks after a program of research that focuses on mental health with other chronic diseases like stroke. She has a background in health psychology and hospital-based clinical trials, and learned about epidemiology and systematic reviews during her PhD. Here she shares her experience as a senior researcher for over eight years with The George Institute.

Professor Wenyi NIU, Deputy Director of Department of Social Medicine and Health Education of Peking University Health Science Center, was awarded Favorite Science Communicator of the Year at the 2nd Science Communicator Awards ceremony held on July 29th.

National Secondary Prevention Alliance formed to reform health practices in cardiac care.

Media release: 
26/07/2013

More than 40 of Australia’s leading experts on injury prevention and safety promotion are gathering in Sydney today, focussing on injury prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Every Australian will be affected by a serious illness in some way throughout their lives either personally or through friends and family. By participating in Cook for a Cure, Australians have the opportunity to support the prevention, treatment, care and ultimately cure for diseases affecting the Australian community.

The newsletter features a round up of the Fourth Forum on Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Management, news from the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and an article on the recent visit to Beijing by NCD Experts. Download the latest China Health Focus newsletter.

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