How Mobile Phones Could Save Us From Obesity



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Mobile phone technology could be a lifeline for young people at risk of obesity

 

Mobile phones could be the golden ticket to halting weight gain and improving health in young Australians, according to new research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre.

Researchers designed a world-first mobile phone intervention for young people at risk of obesity which used text messages, a mobile phone app, emails, diet resources and personalised coaching calls. …

Sydney Health Sciences further ties with University of Toronto



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On 18 December 2013, the Faculty of Health Sciences welcomed Professor Alison Buchan, Vice-Dean, Research and International Relations, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The Faculty of Health Sciences was represented by Professor Kathryn Refshauge, Dean; Professor Patrick Brennan, Associate Dean International; and Professor Michael Kassiou, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation.

The meeting commenced with a tour of the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), a 49,500 square metre state-of-the-art building, comprising of a structure of six floors, …