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Praveen Devarsetty, Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute, India, and a doctoral student at the University of Sydney, has been awarded the best paper on mobile health at the 2013 Medicine 2.0 conference in London.

The Science of Salt Weekly, an email newsletter that summarizes the latest evidence and research related to dietary salt intake, has been launched to raise more awareness about the risks of eating too much salt.  

Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, has been awarded the 2013 Ernst and Young (EY) Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern Region category (Australia).

The frequency of industry-sponsored trials in emerging countries is increasing at a rapid rate. In China alone, the number doubled between 2005 and 2010. It is anticipated that emerging markets will soon represent the largest market for global pharmaceutical sales.

Media release: 
04/09/2013

A study of more than 153,000 people across 17 countries has found that close to half of those with hypertension are unaware they have the condition, which is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity globally.

Media release: 
04/09/2013

People are much more likely to take preventive medicines if they’re combined in one pill, an international study has found. The findings are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Registration for Big Change: sustainable healthcare for the 21st century, is now open. This event will highlight the challenges to providing effective healthcare in the 21st century, and identify affordable, innovative ways to tackle these challenges.

Media release: 
23/08/2013

Study shows rise in appropriate car restraints for children aged 2 to 5 since 2010 legislation was introduced, however researchers calling for more targeted education.

Professor Bruce Neal comments on a new study showing the rise in physical activity is not combating the obesity epidemic in the United States.

Media release: 
19/08/2013

Lithgow, Australia is leading the way in achieving the new World Health Organization target of a 30% reduction in population salt intake by 2025 with the launch of Salt Swap.

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