Game Changer tells ‘a good story’ but that’s as far as its accolades should go

Speaker, blogger and public health researcher Zoë Harcombe, Ph.D., details Netflix’s film, The Game Changers and says it tells “a good story,” but that’s as far as the 2019 documentary’s accolades should go, she suggests. In this presentation from Dec. 15, 2019, Harcombe offers an incisive and often humorous critique of the arguments the film…More

Future of Healthcare Week Asia: Building sustainable systems for all

Ministries of health across Asia, doctors, investors, scientists and senior representatives from industry, patient associations, academics and charities will convene in Singapore and online at Economist Impact’s third annual Future of Healthcare Week this November 15th to 17th 2022. This is a critical time for the healthcare industry. As it emerges from a severe global pandemic, vulnerabilities in the healthcare landscape…More

Record Funding for Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Research

“It is crucial our best and brightest minds are helping advance the tools the aged care industry can use to provide better environments and resources for older Australians.” The Hon. Anika Wells MP, Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Sport The Albanese Government will provide an unprecedented A$25 million for dementia, ageing and aged care…More

World Health Summit 2022

The World Health Summit 2022, the world’s leading meeting for global health, began on Sunday morning in Berlin and was co-hosted for the first time by the World Health Organization (WHO). Among the central topics are climate change and health, pandemic preparedness, sustainable health systems and the role of the G7 and G20 in global health.…More

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

Date: Saturday 24 September 2022 to Sunday 25 September 2022 Summary: Oz Comic-Con welcomes fans of all ages, interests and pop obsessions with a truly immersive experience across two fun-filled days. Whether you’re a Muggle, a Marshmallow, an Earper, a Jedi, a Whovian or someone who doesn’t understand a word that was just said, as…More

Heads of State commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to save 50 million lives by 2030

Michael R. Bloomberg reappointed as WHO Global Ambassador of Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries New Gallup survey indicates strong global support for policies outlined in WHO report to combat growing public health burden of noncommunicable diseases 21 September 2022, Geneva (AFTNN/PRNewsGIG) – Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, launched a new report calling on…More

Merdeka! Independence Day and a tale about how it came about in Malaysia and Australia.

A Merdeka Story: from little things, big things grow This podcast is a tribute to “Merdeka! Independence Day!” celebrations across Singapore (9th August), Indonesia (17th August) and Malaysia (31st August & the formation of Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak on 16 September) interestingly, in Australia, scientific studies have shown indigenous Australians have inhabited the…More

When can I get my new household robot?

By Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University in Melbourne. We’d all love to have a smart robot in our house that understands spoken natural language, just like those in sci-fi films. How far are we from this dream? An anonymous author once mused that “AI is the science of making computers act like the ones in the movies”. Assuming…More