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Maximilian de Courten

Maximilian de Courten

Professor in Global Public Health, Victoria University
Prof de Courten is a Global Public Health expert with substantial experience in interventions ranging from the pathophysiology of non-communicable diseases to translation of this research into population-based approaches. His research focus is Global Health and disease surveillance in the area of chronic diseases. He has worked in a range of different organizations, such as large governmental research institutes (the NIH in the US), inter- governmental institutions (WHO), private research institutions and academia (University of Copenhagen – most recently - Monash and Deakin University, University of Bern).
His specific technical knowledge covers the fields of clinical trials, health services, epidemiology, community-based obesity and diabetes prevention initiatives, health policy, health promotion, disease control and global health education.

Europe's second wave is worse than the first. What went so wrong, and what can it learn from countries like Vietnam?

Oct 15, 2020 14:25 pm UTC| Health

Europe is again in the grip of a COVID-19 resurgence, with outbreak hot-spots in the United Kingdom, Spain and France each reporting thousands of new daily cases. The level of infections are now higher than in March and...

A COVID-19 vaccine may come without a needle, the latest vaccine to protect without jabbing

Oct 01, 2020 15:28 pm UTC| Health

Vaccines are traditionally administered with a needle, but this isnt the only way. For example, certain vaccines can be delivered orally, as a drop on the tongue, or via a jet-like device. Vaccines that appear...

Lockdown, relax, repeat: how cities across the globe are going back to coronavirus restrictions

Jul 16, 2020 14:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The World Health Organisation reported more than 230,000 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday the worlds largest daily increase during the pandemic. The surge has forced governments in many places across the world to order new...

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Economy

India's planned revision of foreign investment rule to hit Amazon, Walmart

India may revise its rule to prohibit foreign e-commerce companies like Amazon and Walmart-controlled Flipkart from offering goods from sellers from where they have an indirect stake. The revision could compel players...

Topshop, Dorothy Perkins closing stores as Arcadia Group collapses

Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, and other fashion outlets owned by the Arcadia Group are facing permanent closure as the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic badly hurt the company. It was revealed that the company decided to...

Goldman Sachs quashes analysts' estimates on stock trading as earnings surge amid the pandemic

Goldman Sachs Group surprised the Wall Street analysts after their prediction for its stock trading was overshadowed by the actual figures for the companys fourth-quarter profit. The American multinational investment bank...

Ford ordered to recall 3 million vehicles in US over deadly Takata airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rejected Ford Motor Cos petition against recalling 3 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags. The auto safety agencys decision also will...

Tesla to route investment in India via Netherlands

US automaker Tesla has decided to route its investment in India via the Netherlands to avail of a treaty between the two countries that lower capital gains tax. The India-Netherlands treaty stands out because of capital...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton suggests Donald Trump may have been contacting Vladimir Putin during riots

Outgoing president Donald Trumps ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin remain in the air despite previous revelations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that Trump may have been...

Kamala Harris speaks at Lincoln Memorial in a service to honor COVID-19 deaths

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris would be officially assuming the position in a matter of hours in a scaled-back inauguration due to the pandemic. But prior to the festivities that surround her taking her oath of office,...

Melania Trump reflects on White House tenure in farewell message

It is only a matter of hours before first lady Melania Trump will now become a former first lady to make way for Dr. Jill Biden. On the eve of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inauguration as the new president and vice...

Ivanka Trump exposed: Soon-to-be-former first daughter once denied working for Trump administration

One of the takeaways from the outgoing Trump administration was the outgoing presidents installation of family members and close allies as members of his Cabinet and in White House positions. Among them is his eldest...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

Nvidia Shield TV version 8.2.2 adds PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controller support

The gaming-focused digital media player has finally received the update that adds support for the controllers of the new-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Nvidia Shield TV version 8.2.2 also delivers...

Apple Fitness+ workout video count nears 300 a month after launch

Apple has updated Fitness+ this week to expand its catalog of hundreds of workout videos. Considering the service is only one month old, its subscribers have a list of requested functions, and one particular feature stands...

'Battlefield 6': Fans should not worry about a cross-gen launch

Battlefield 6 is reportedly planned to launch on previous and new generations of consoles. A recent report claimed that has also figured out a way to avoid Battlefield 6 could be released on last and new-gen...

Samsung Android 11 One UI 3.0 update goes live for mid-range Galaxy M31

The One UI 3.0 update was unveiled more than a month ago, and it appears that it is being added to more Galaxy devices over the last week. Samsung has reportedly delivered the Android 11-based update even to a mid-range...
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