Researchers at The George Institute have discovered that high consumption of coffee and tea is associated with a substantially reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Lead author, Associate Professor Rachel Huxley, The George Institute, says that people who consumed on average three to four cups of coffee a day had one-quarter lower risk of developing diabetes compared to non-coffee drinkers.
Key findings of the second G-FINDER report, an annual survey of investment into neglected disease R&D, were launched today in New Delhi, India. These show global funding for neglected disease R&D ground to a standstill in 2008.
New beef burger from Hungry Jack’s contains alarming levels of salt. The new Hungry Jack’s Double Angry Angus Burger contains 5.6g of salt - nearly one and a half times the recommended daily amount for adults.
Australia’s largest study of young drivers has revealed the significant impact of self-harm on young driver road safety. Of the 20,000 young drivers enrolled in the study, 4% reported self-harm. Researchers at The George Institute showed that self-harm behaviour was associated with a significantly increased risk of car crash compared to other young drivers in the study who did not engage in self-harm.
The new China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention will focus on research and treatment for the control of conditions such as stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes. The Center is hosted by The George Institute, China in partnership with Peking University Health Science Center.
New research investigating the benefits of young driver education programs has shown that a best practice program in schools was associated with a 44% reduced relative risk of crash in a study released this week.
A study of non-professional rugby players in Australia has revealed the true effects of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). These results were recently published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and reinforces that mild traumatic brain injury is an emerging public health issue in high-contact sports like rugby.
The research conducted in Australia and New Zealand reveals that aggressive continuous renal-replacement therapy, a type of dialysis designed to treat severe kidney failure in acutely ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs), does not improve the chances of survival and that lower-intensity dialysis is just as effective.
Over a third (35%) of patients will recover from chronic low back pain within nine months and four out of 10 (41%) will do so within a year, according to research published on bmj.com today. This is the first study of its kind and the results go against the common view that recovery from an episode of chronic low back pain is unlikely.