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New research says US/EU relaxation of diabetes blood pressure lowering guidelines ignore evidence, endanger treatment

New research says US/EU relaxation of diabetes blood pressure lowering guidelines ignore evidence, endanger treatment.Australia needs to resist controversial trend to change guidelines for 1 million people with diabetes and continue focus on aggressive, targeted blood pressure lowering treatment. Read more>>

UNICEF and The George Institute partner up to improve immunization coverage in India


In an effort to address the challenges of public health reporting, The George Institute in collaboration with UNICEF, Oxford University and Reuters, is working on a critical appraisal skills programme for journalists. The programme will train journalists to report on health issues in a fair, complete and balanced way. Read more>>

Mobile technology boosts clinical research

Mobile technology boosts clinical research
Mobile technology is experiencing rapid development in China. In the healthcare industry, mobile information and communication systems have been playing an increasingly important role in supporting the implementation of clinical research. Read more>>

TGI Hosts Mobile Health Workshop with the World Health Organization


Can mobile technology be scaled up to offer improved care for people suffering from cardiovascular disease and hypertension? Read more>>

World first study shows back strains and sprains most likely in the morning


Sudden attacks of back pain are more likely to begin in the morning than later in the day, Australian researchers have unexpectedly found.Read more>>

Challenges for current diabetes management in China revealed by new study


One of the largest studies on basal insulin in China, the ORBIT Study, announced its main results in Beijing. The study explored current practice in the use of basal insulin therapy for type II diabetes in China. Read more>> 

Foods high in sugar, fat exposed in Australian supermarket aisles


Foods high in sugar, fat exposed in supermarket aisles
Award-winning ‘FoodSwitch’ app adds new user-requested features and Health Star Rating. Read more>>

Safe systems approach can help in reducing fatalities on Indian roads and inculcate a culture of road safety


Australia’s success in driving down the road toll, and road trauma, more generally has been the result of a carefully crafted approach in building capacity and institutional strengthening amongst the various road safety partners. Read more>>

An innovative and smart way to fight chronic cardiovascular disease launched

Asha worker training

The George Institute for Global Health India, has launched a large-scale research project known as SMARTHealth India in 54 villages to bridge the implementation gap in blood pressure control in rural Andhra Pradesh. Read more>>


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Media spotlight

New York Times reports on George Institute research 

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Does pollution cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder? 
Does air pollution cause COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is now the third most frequent cause of death in the world; however the cause of this disease for a substantial proportion of patients remains unknown. 
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Philanthropic Opportunity


Philanthropy plays an important role in medical research, often providing support for the crucial, innovative projects yet to be supported by government. 
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