Researchers call to include gender in research impact assessment

Professor Robyn Norton, Principal Director of The George Institute, joined more than 40 health researchers around the world to argue that gender-sensitive research impact assessments could become a force for good in moving science towards gender equity. READ MORE

Eating more healthy fats can cut risk of diabetes

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance and secretion. READ MORE

Cardiovascular experts call for strategy to curb CVD in China

A paper on prevention and control of cardiovascular disease in China has been published in the journal Circulation, and the authors are hoping to influence China's cardiovascular disease prevention and control programs. READ MORE
Launch of SmartGenRx and polypill

SmartGenRx is a new venture between The George Institute and Bupa Australia & New Zealand to develop innovative pharmaceutical products for critical health problems.

What Australia's first national health card found

Australia’s Health Tracker, supported by The George Institute and 49 other health and welfare organisations, shows increased rates of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dangerously high levels of salt and sugar consumption in Australian adults. READ MORE

Hidden salt killing hundreds of thousands every year in India

New research from The George Institute, the Public Health Foundation and the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India, highlights the high levels of salt in packaged food sold in India.  READ MORE

Selected media highlights

Anne Tiedemann wins NHMRC Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to The George Institute's Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann who was lauded at the annual NHMRC Research Excellence Awards Dinner in Canberra. READ MORE

National dialysis programme in India — how to get it right

With the announcement of a National Dialysis Service, India is set to join the growing list of nations that provide free or highly subsidised treatment to patients with end-stage kidney failure. READ MORE

George Clinical welcomes the INVICTUS study, recently launched at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health. INVICTUS will be the largest ever global study of patients with rheumatic heart disease, a disease which currently kills approximately 233,000 people per year. READ MORE


Time to match healthcare with consumer needs of the 21st century

Health and consumer leaders have released a blueprint for 21st century Medicare aimed at giving patients greater say in a team-based healthcare system. READ MORE

Providing water, rest and shade to workers can mitigate the ill effects of heat and improve health

Preliminary findings from a new research program, the Worker Health and Efficiency Program, reveal that providing water, rest and shade to workers in extremely hot environments like India can mitigate the ill effects of heat. READ MORE

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