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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.

Event
Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 16:45

Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China

The China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and The George Institute for Global Health, China held a series of training sessions at the School of Public Health at Xi’an Jiaotong University as part of the 4th Annual Chronic Disease Forum the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases and the Health Policy Roundtable.

Non-communicable diseases claim 36 million lives annually and are preventable. This week in China local and international experts in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will convene on Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25, in the historical city of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province, China, to discuss public health solutions and advise doctors, hospitals, and governments on strategies to prevent and control chronic disease in China.

Event
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 - 11:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford

For people receiving health care for acute and persistent low-back pain, symptoms will improve significantly in the first six weeks, but pain and disability may linger even after one year, states a large study by The George Institute for Global Health, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

When Anushka accepted the position of Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute in 2001, she would have been completely unaware of the impact she was set to have at her new workplace. She commenced work on her PhD in the Institute’s cardiovascular division, focused on identifying the major cardiovascular risk factors in the Asia Pacific Region, work for which she received the University of Sydney’s Peter Bancroft Prize.

When Anushka accepted the position of Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute in 2001, she would have been completely unaware of the impact she was set to have at her new workplace. She commenced work on her PhD in the Institute’s cardiovascular division, focused on identifying the major cardiovascular risk factors in the Asia Pacific Region, work for which she received the University of Sydney’s Peter Bancroft Prize.

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