Representatives from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies recently took part in the ‘2016 APEC Women in STEM Forum’ to discuss meaningful participation of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
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.
One of the major research focuses of The George Institute’s Professor Cathie Sherrington is how to encourage and motivate people with disabilities to take part in sport. Participation in sport can enhance health and wellbeing, as well as maximising physical capacity for people with disabilities.
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.