Sepsis: the world’s leading cause of preventable death

On World Sepsis Day 2016, researchers from The George Institute for Global Health called for sepsis to be put at the top of the health agenda around the world, where it kills up to 5.3 million people each year. READ MORE

Sleep apnea treatment improves wellbeing but no cardiovascular benefit

The largest global sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease, but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood. READ MORE

China tops the world rankings for the saltiest instant noodles

New research has revealed the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold in China and around the world. READ MORE
The China Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS)

The China Salt Substitute and Stroke Study is a large scale cluster randomised trial aimed at lowering the salt intake of families in rural China. 

Towards achieving national self-sufficiency in organ donation in India

Organ donation is a miracle of modern medicine, made possible by an act of supreme human charity, writes The George Institute India's Professor Vivek Jha. READ MORE

Northern Territory program steering change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

A program to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to obtain their drivers licence can help reduce incarceration and injury rates and improve the health of communities, a new report has found. READ MORE

"We cannot close the gender gap without first closing the data gap"

This was said by Melinda Gates in announcing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would commit US$80 million to help reduce the gaps in data on women and girls, writes The George Institute's Professor Robyn Norton in the Huffington Post. READ MORE

Selected media highlights

Parents ignoring SIDS guidelines

Parents are unknowingly putting their babies at risk of cot death in a bid to avoid flat head syndrome. READ MORE

2016 World Heart Day in Beijing

To mark World Heart Day on 29 September, The George Institute China held an event in the lobby of its building to spread heart health awareness and promote cardiovascular disease prevention. READ MORE

George Clinical is now on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook! Follow us to keep up to date with industry news and the positive impact our scientific leaders make in the global clinical trials environment. George Clinical will also be exhibiting at OCT South Korea from 30 November to 1 December 2016.

John Yu Oration 2016: Simplifying access to treatment is essential in fight against HIV/AIDS

Professor David Cooper AO, President of The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, delivered the 2016 John Yu Oration, an annual George Institute flagship event. READ MORE

The George Institute's link to the Rio 2016 Paralympics

One of the research focuses of The George Institute’s Professor Cathie Sherrington is how to encourage and motivate people with disabilities to take part in sport. She also has a personal reason for this work: her daughter Tamsin Colley was Australia’s youngest 2016 Paralympian. READ MORE

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