Lijing L. Yan joined the George Institute in 2009 because she wanted to help improve the health of people across the globe and to work with decision makers to really drive change to health practices and policy. Professor Yan is currently the Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Deputy Director of the George Institute China affiliated with the Peking University Health Science Center.
Last year SMS traffic globally was expected to break eight trillion. It is a highly accessible communications channel and one that the George Institute for Global Health has harnessed to test whether simple reminders sent via mobile phone text message can reduce cardiovascular risk.
At the 4th Annual Chronic Disease Forum the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases and Health Policy Roundtable held in Xi’an May 24-25, the issue of tobacco consumption in China was a dominant feature in panel discussions with local and international experts.
Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of the George Institute for Global Health, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 29 with Ren Jinyang, President and Secretary General of the Guanghua Foundation, forming a solid foundation for future collaboration and friendship during the auspicious Year of the Dragon.
Vlado Perkovic asks: is appropriate for us to spend several hundred million dollars discovering new treatments, but then only invest a few million on testing whether these treatments work at all or are better than other alternatives?
One of the world’s most ancient and widely enjoyed exercise could hold the key to preventing falls. Yoga combines different postures with breathing techniques and has long been promoted as an exercise with both health and psychological benefits.