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Media release: 
16/02/2016

A study by The George Institute for Global Health has shown that cold weather leads to a heightened risk of the most lethal form of stroke – intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH).

Media release: 
23/12/2015

With the launch of an innovative nutrition application – FoodSwitch, Chinese customers will be empowered to make healthier food choices and prevent diet-related ill health.

Media release: 
20/11/2015

China’s past progress in healthcare and future opportunities can help not only the Chinese people live better and longer lives, but can also drive global advancements in healthcare delivery, said Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of the Asia Society, in a major speech in Beijing hosted by The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
10/11/2015

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide could benefit from more intensive treatment to lower blood pressure, according to new research.

Media release: 
02/11/2015

As the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) looks set to be ratified later this year, a new report has identified the healthcare sector as one of the key beneficiaries from the agreement.

Media release: 
18/09/2015

An international study involving China and 22 other countries about their performance in reducing the burden of NCD (non-communicable disease) has been published today in the Lancet.

Media release: 
06/05/2015

Road injury in children is a major global issue. By 2030 road traffic injuries will be the fifth leading cause of childhood death worldwide, and the seventh leading cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years lost. Worldwide road traffic injuries account for 23% all child deaths due to injury and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries.

Media release: 
29/04/2015

Focusing on improving community health care in China through affordable, sustainable mobile health (mHealth) technology, the Beijing based China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) is now collaborating with China’s Center for Disease Control (China CDC) on a new approach to enable Chinese consumers to make healthier food choices.

Media release: 
21/04/2015

A study carried out in urban Beijing and nearby rural areas showed that adult residents’ average daily salt intake was as high as 15.2 grams. The study demonstrated that 39.5% of salt intake came from eating out, and 90% of the whole intake was from cooking salt. The study result was published in the medical journal Nutrients recently and is available on line with open access.

Media release: 
19/03/2015

New evidence showed that children can be educated and play a key role to get their whole family to reduce salt intake and can therefore prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). The result has today been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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