It turns out that British food isn’t that terrible, after all. A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged foods and drinks, the UK tops the charts, with the USA in 2nd place and Australia coming in at 3rd.
You may have heard of evidence gap maps – they have been used in health, social and environmental research for a while now. But, let’s be honest, is it possible some of us glaze over when hearing the words ‘evidence’, ‘gap’ and ‘map’ linked together?
A new study, published in The Lancet Neurology, has revealed an optimal approach to lowering elevated blood pressure (BP) for treating patients with acute stroke due to spontaneous bleeding in the brain (intracerebral haemorrhage or ICH), the most serious type of stroke.
Wang Du is a diabetes Research Fellow at the George Institute, China. She is also the Assistant to the Chairman of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Western Pacific Region. Let us hear more about her story.
Researchers in China were awarded joint funding from four major United Kingdom agencies, the Medical Research Council (MRC), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Department of International Development (DIFID) and Wellcome Trust, for a clinical trial to improve the management of acute intracerebral haemorrhage in low and middle-income countries.
Social networks have been found to play a significant role in shaping behaviours to reduce salt intake in children as demonstrated by the research group led by Professor Yangfeng Wu, Honorary research fellow at The George Institute China and the Deputy Director of the Peking University Clinical Research Institute. The findings have been published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Recently, by invitation of Professor Fuster, Chief Editor of 'Journal of the American College of Cardiology' (JACC), the research team of Professors Changsheng Ma and Du Xin of Beijing Anzhen Hospital, and Professors Craig Anderson and Anushka Patel of the George Institute for Global Health, jointly undertook a review of the cardiovascular disease in China and proposed that strengthening the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and capacity building of community health service centers, as the only ways to solve the challenges of the rapidly increasing burden of cardiovascular disease in China.