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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.

Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director and a founder of The George Institute for Global Health has been awarded the RT Hall Prize, the most prestigious award of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).

A special iPhone case and app can be used to quickly and cheaply detect heart rhythm problems and prevent strokes, according to a group of University of Sydney researchers.

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A revolutionary smartphone app launched will empower New Zealand shoppers to make healthier food choices - reducing their risk of dying early from two of the nation’s biggest killers, heart attack and stroke.  

In joining in the spirit of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, The George Institute for Global Health is proud to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who we partner with in the course of our life saving research.

Healthcare workers in the UK and around the world are rapidly adopting new information technology tools to assist them in their work. These range from vast national networks such as the UK’s Summary Care Record service to personalised mobile applications such as the “Epocrates” medication reference “app”.

University of Sydney researcher, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, has had critical input into the federal government’s $20 million grant announced today to fund research and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Neurological and mental health expert, Associate Professor Maree Hackett, looks after a program of research that focuses on mental health with other chronic diseases like stroke. She has a background in health psychology and hospital-based clinical trials, and learned about epidemiology and systematic reviews during her PhD. Here she shares her experience as a senior researcher for over eight years with The George Institute.

National Secondary Prevention Alliance formed to reform health practices in cardiac care.

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More than 40 of Australia’s leading experts on injury prevention and safety promotion are gathering in Sydney today, focussing on injury prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.