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Today, National Close the Gap Day, is about recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face some of the most challenging health circumstances in Australia, and taking action to change this.

Jake began his Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney in 2012. Aside from Injury prevention, he is also interested in suicide prevention, social and emotional wellbeing and other areas such as violence prevention. We asked him why helping young licensed drivers is so important and what motivates his research.

Media release: 
20/03/2013

Long distance commercial drivers who consume caffeinated substances such as coffee to stay awake while driving are significantly less likely to crash than those who do not, even though they drive longer distances and sleep less, finds a study published today on bmj.com.

Children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours according to the results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy clinical trial in East Africa published in BMC Medicine on 14 March.

Developmental disabilities, emotional disorders and disruptive behaviour disorders are the leading mental health-related causes of the global disease burden in children aged below ten years.

Media release: 
11/03/2013

New research published today by CHOICE Australia reveals that many children's foods have unacceptably high-levels of salt with some products saltier than the adult equivalent.

The first reaction of many people with back pain is to visit their local family physician or general practitioner (GP). While GPs see a lot of people with back pain, they also see an enormous range of other health conditions so staying up to date with each condition is a big challenge. What is more, the latest guidelines for treating each condition can be time consuming to navigate for time-poor GPs.

A two day meeting was held at the Beijing office of The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center to review the study protocol of "A school-based education programme to reduce salt intake in children and their families".

Diseases that dominate the 21st century need a 21st century approach in the way we design and conduct clinical trials. To meet this need, George Clinical is primarily focused on large-scale studies with high-impact outcomes, particularly where smaller pre-registration trials need to be expanded to larger populations.

Having confidence that proven treatments will work in 'the real world' is a high priority for healthcare organisations, especially in low and middle-income countries where there is a large burden of chronic disease.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has recently completed their review of the Seed Grant applications. Decision letters of the winning trainees are released and distributed by Westat.

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