Publications & Documents


  • 21-February-2012

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    Obesity: Mardi Gras - how fat are people this Tuesday?

    More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill-health and early death. New OECD data show however that in some countries obesity rates are slowing, and that’s good news for people’s health and government budgets.

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  • 3-February-2012

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    International summit on "Delivering economic value from synthetic biology: current challenges and opportunities" (Sydney, Australia, 12 March 2012)

    This forum explored topics such as regulatory considerations, skills and research support, intellectual property and community engagement. In addition, discussions will also focus on links between a ‘bioeconomy’ and synthetic biology.

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  • 3-February-2012

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    The Forum on Synthetic Biology: Challenges and Opportunities for Australia

    The Forum will explore topics such as regulatory considerations, skills and research support, intellectual property and community engagement. In addition, discussions will also focus on links between a ‘bioeconomy’ and synthetic biology.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    Employment: mental health issues rising in workplace, says OECD

    Mental illness is a growing problem in society and is increasingly affecting productivity and well-being in the workplace, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 30-November-2011

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    Health Reform: Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities

    The ageing of our societies is at the same time one of our greatest achievements and one of our biggest challenges. Increasingly people – and the health systems that serve them – have to cope with more than one chronic disease at a time, a situation known as multimorbidity.

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  • 23-November-2011

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    Health: medical care improving but better prevention and management of chronic diseases needed to cut costs, says OECD

    Though overall medical care is improving, efforts to prevent and better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma would improve results and lower costs, according to the OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance.

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  • 23-November-2011

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    Chart set for Health at a Glance 2011 (PowerPoint)

    This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems.

  • 10-November-2011

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    Report on Industrial Biotechnology and Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) has the second-largest direct contribution to the greenhouse effect of all gases. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has contributed to the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

  • 10-November-2011

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    Report on Policy Issues for the Development and Use of Biomarkers in Health

    This report describes the scientific, industrial, regulatory, and health care management system context in which biomarkers are being developed. It identifies some of the barriers which may impede biomarker research, discovery, development, commercialisation and, ultimately, uptake in clinics.

  • 8-November-2011

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    International Trade in Health Services- final report

    A System of Health Accounts provides a standard accounting framework for the comparable measurement and reporting of health expenditures by the resident population.

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