Professor Robyn Norton, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, speaking at the first International Digital Health Symposium on Wednesday 21 February 2018, co-hosted by The George Institute, the Australian Digital Health Agency and UNSW Sydney. Full story coming soon.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are still dying 10 years earlier on average than other Australians. Despite Federal, State and Territory governments’ commitment to the Closing the Gap, progress has been unacceptably slow.
Australian men are ingesting almost twice the recommended maximum daily intake of salt, with women not far behind, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online by the Medical Journal of Australia.
Two George Institute researchers have just received funding from the Medical Research Futures Fund to further understanding into sepsis survival and improve outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease.
"mHealth has the potential to improve prevention of heart disease by delivering interventions via mobile devices to provide information, motivation, and reinforcement for patients with heart disease to achieve a healthy lifestyle and adhere to life-saving cardiovascular medications."
The NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Honourable Brad Hazzard MP, visited The George Institute, China on 7 December with a health and medical delegation led by the Minister in China as part of the NSW-Guangdong Joint Economic Meeting (JEM) on 5 December. The Secretary of NSW Health, Elizabeth Koff, and Special Envoy to China, Dr Jim Harrowell AM also attended.
This Christmas, partygoers might think they’re eating healthily when they reach for crackers and dip. But new research released today shows that some dips are saltier than seawater, and several cracker-dip combinations deliver more than half a day’s worth of salt in just one serve.