On 8 June, 2018, the INTERACT3 (INTEnsive care bundle with blood pressure reduction in Acute Cerebral hemorrhage Trial) study’s first investigator meeting was held successfully in Chengdu. Participants included principal investigators from Australia and China, and more than 160 doctors from 85 participating hospital sites in China.
Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco are a powerful response to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of evidence on expenditure, behaviour and socio-economic status, published today in The Lancet.
The 1000 days from pregnancy to the baby's second birthday, is known as the Golden 1000 Days, which is key to shaping baby’s health and success in the future. However, the busy activities of antenatal examinations, vaccination, and breastfeeding, can be very challenging for young mothers. To help them cope better and assist in achieving better health and growth in babies, The George Institute China (GI China), China Children and Teenager’s Fund (CCTF) and Qualcomm Wireless Reach, have cooperated to develop a 1000 DAYS App with a view to making this more widely available for the public.
At the end of January, INTERACT3 was successfully activated across 25 hospitals in China, and 80 patients from 198 screened patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have been recruited from 16 hospitals since launch of the project in late 2017.
Researchers at The George Institute, Oxford, drew on data from the UK Biobank, a large, population-based study of more than half a million men and women. They found that women who had started their periods before the age of 12 had a 10% greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than those who had been 13 or older, while those who went through the menopause before the age of 47 had a 33% higher risk of developing heart disease and 42% greater risk of stroke.