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Media release: 
19/08/2013

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.

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.

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