A Catalyst for Change: Global Health Film Festival

NOVEMBER 24, 2015 12:11 AM| no comments

Last month the inaugural Global Health Film Festival was held in London. Organized by the Global Health Film initiative (GHFi)- a partnership between The Royal Society of Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The festival which took place on 30th and 31st October 2015 gave an […]

Global research impacts bone health

OCTOBER 20, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Love your bones is the key message from International Osteoporosis Foundation today on World Osteoporosis Day. Currently, 200 million people are affected worldwide and it’s set to increase exponentially by 2050, with projections of hip fractures increasing by 310% in men and 240% in women. Contributing to international data on bone health, a recent observational […]

Fire Safety in the home- the value of smoke alarms

OCTOBER 12, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Three out of five home fire deaths in the USA between 2007-2011 happened from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Worryingly, one quarter of home fire deaths (USA) are caused by fires started in the bedroom. This raises the question, how safe are we in our homes? The National Fire […]

The critical role of teachers beyond the classroom

OCTOBER 05, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Education is key in every society. It empowers us, it fosters creativity and new ideas it allows us to play a role in addressing important issues in our community. Led by the United Nations, World Teachers’ Day (05/10/15) focuses on “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies”. Pivotal to the success of any education system are the […]

Healthy start to a Healthy Heart

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 12:09 AM| no comments

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and is the number one killer in women. World Heart Day – 29 September 2015, asks us to make healthy heart choices, reducing the risk of the disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) doesn’t just affect women. There are other health disparities related to cardiovascular disease.  CVD […]

Remember in September

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 12:09 AM| no comments

Almost 46.8 million people across the globe are living with dementia today, and it’s expects this number to double every 20 years according to Alzheimer’s Disease International’s (ADI) World Alzheimer Report 2015, released last month. With the number of people diagnosed rapidly increasing, World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) this month is crucial for raising awareness. The […]

Addressing the health and wellbeing of indigenous communities

AUGUST 07, 2015 12:08 AM| no comments

There are approximately 370 million Indigenous people in the world, belonging to 5,000 different groups, in 90 countries worldwide. Global health disparities of indigenous populations are evident, particularly in non-communicable diseases such as diabetes,. Half of all indigenous adults over the age of 35 have type 2 diabetes. Focusing particularly on Australia, there is a […]