The George Institute’s lifesaving SMS program has been awarded $750,000 in this year’s Google Impact Challenge by a panel of judges including Lucy Turnbull, CSIRO chief executive Dr Larry Marshall, David Gonski and the worldwide head of Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller.
A major review has set out a ten point action plan to improve the way hypertension (high blood pressure) is treated on a global scale. The Lancet Commission on Hypertension was launched today (Sept 27) and highlights unsolved areas that need to tackled to reduce the burden of hypertension – including how blood pressure is measured and debate over what constitutes safe levels of salt in the diet.
A program to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to obtain their drivers licence can help reduce incarceration and injury rates and improve the health of communities, a new report has found.
The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood.