The Fourth Forum on Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Management has been successfully held at Beijing on April 16 and 17. The Forum was jointly hosted by The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, National Office for cerebral-vascular Disease Prevention and control, and National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control.
Injury-related deaths and disability are on the rise, disproportionately so in low and middle income countries, with the global burden of injuries expected to increase over the next 20 years. In a paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers say that if these projections are to be thwarted, efforts aimed at prevention must become a priority - on the global health agenda and in low and middle income countries.
On April 18 afternoon, the precious, fresh and warm spring wind came to Beijing and brought with it a joyful and memorable cocktail party to celebrate the moving of The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center (TGI @ PUHSC) into its new office.
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.
The Oxford based Seamless User-centred Proactive Provision of Risk-stratified Treatment for Heart Failure (SUPPORT-HF) multidisciplinary research team, which includes biomedical engineers, health informatics specialists, clinicians and a qualitative researcher, is developing a mobile health (m-health) application for heart failure.
Real-time social phenomenon, Twitter, can be a powerful tool to help prevent heart disease and improve health practices, according to a group of researchers affiliated with the University of Sydney. Their study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, surveying 15 international health-focused Twitter accounts, nine professional organisations and six medical journals, were selected for analysis of their Twitter growth, reach, and content.
Professor Vivekanand Jha is the Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, India, and James Martin Fellow at The George 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.