Australians with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance will now be able to make better informed choices in the supermarket aisle, with the addition of the GlutenSwitch feature to Australia’s leading food label-scanning app, FoodSwitch.
Injury-related deaths and disability are on the rise, disproportionately so in low and middle income countries, with the global burden of injuries expected to increase over the next 20 years. In a paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers say that if these projections are to be thwarted, efforts aimed at prevention must become a priority - on the global health agenda and in low and middle income countries.
In an era where the increasing burden of disease and disability from chronic diseases such as back pain, stroke and diabetes, have major socio economic implications, current models of healthcare are not sustainable; and with Australia's national health expenditure expected to reach $246 billion by 2033, more innovative and cost effective approaches to healthcare are urgently needed. The work of Dr Manuela Ferreira explores this important question.
Today Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has announced National Health Medical Research Council funding for ground-breaking health and medical research across Australia, of which the George Institute received over $18 million.
A new program will provide extra support to help young Aboriginal people overcome barriers to obtaining a driver licence, in an initiative to enhance opportunities for access to employment, education and health services.
The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Centre on Population Sodium Reduction. The Centre will undertake research and support to countries to implement cost effective strategies to reduce population sodium intake.
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.
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.
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 salt content of ready-to-eat meals has not changed in the past four years despite global voluntary targets to reduce salt content in food and the surge in the number of such products on supermarket shelves, a new study by The George Institute for Global Health has found.