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A sore back doesn’t only impact work and play, but it can also have a considerable impact on the hip pocket.

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.

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.

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 - 11:00

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