Heart disease, Australia’s biggest killer needs to be managed lifelong in order to stop unnecessary and premature deaths, according to the newly established National Secondary Prevention Alliance. The Alliance met for the first on 2 November to start formulating a national action plan.
Lowering blood pressure is a highly effective and affordable way to prevent cardiovascular events among people with chronic kidney disease, according to a new study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.
June Oscar, a community leader from Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, has been named this year’s Australian Financial Review and Westpac Women of Influence for Social Enterprise and Not-for-Profit. June is working with The George Institute and The University of Sydney to improve the lives of children living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
On any given day in Australia, one quarter of the population is suffering back pain, and nearly 80 per cent of adult Australians will experience back pain some time during their lives. Back pain: time to get it right is the second in a series of medicine lectures being hosted by the University of Sydney every Wednesday until 27 November.
Factors around fluid usage in critical care are under the spotlight, in a review article led by The George Institute for Global Health’s Director of Critical Care and Trauma, Professor John Myburgh AO, published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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.