As the world’s population ages, the impact from a million simple stumbles or broken bones will become substantial, and has forced falls prevention to become a public health priority. One-third of people aged 65 years and older will fall once or more in a year, and the impact can be significant.
China has now overtaken India as the country with the most people living with diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the disease affects one in 10 adults in China, and costs around US$26 billion a year in treating the condition.
Only once before in the history of the United Nations, has the General Assembly focused on a health issue, the global response to HIV/AIDS, and while challenges remain, such actions had a substantial impact. Ten years later the General Assembly has called on heads of state to stand tall against the onslaught of non-communicable disease.
Senior Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Alan Cass, today welcomed news from the National Health and Medical Research Council of a 2012 Medical Scholarship for an end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) researcher.
New research has shown that stroke patients are half as likely to have been prescribed preventative treatment that may reduce the risk of a repeat event, compared to patients with coronary artery disease.
Health systems across Australia are failing cardiac patients, with leading specialists estimating 51,000 heart attacks and 962 strokes each year may be prevented if people receive and take-up better follow-up care.
A new international report on the impact of scientific research has named Sydney’s George Institute for Global Health as the organisation whose publications have had the greatest recent worldwide impact.
Have you broken your leg or pelvis due to a fall in the past two years? Would you like to receive advice on exercise, safety and ways to protect yourself against future falls? Are you interested in improving your walking ability as well as supporting a research study into post-fracture exercise programs?