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Common pain relief medicine for acute low back pain does not speed recovery – new research

Paracetamol, the pain relief medicine that is universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain does not speed recovery or reduce pain for this condition, Australian researchers have found.

World Bank President highlights Ebola’s Economic Impact Ahead of G20 Meetings

The George Institute Australia Executive Director Vlado Perkovic, left, welcomes the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim.
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George Institute and Telstra Health announce $2m partnership

The George Institute announced a partnership with Telstra Health to bring innovative solutions for some of the most pressing healthcare challenges.
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Tackling hypertension in China by changing salt habits

High salt consumption is closely related to hypertension, one of the most serious risk factors of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is estimated that if the average salt intake in China per person can be reduced by 1 gram, 5% of the total deaths caused by CVD can be effectively prevented.

Mobile-based mental health care for scheduled tribe villages in rural India

A project to deliver mobile-based services for some common mental disorders for tribal population in Andhra Pradesh is among the 22 inventive ideas that has won the Grand Challenges Canada award for improving health in low resource countries.

World-leading Australian heads Oxford’s The George Institute

Preeminent global medical researcher Terry Dwyer revolutionised the world’s approach to SIDS. Now, he is bringing the world’s largest childhood cancer research project to an Australian-based medical research institute in Britain.

Task-sharing recommended for effective cardiovascular disease management

Models of care that empower the non-physician health care workers to work alongside physicians and support them to diagnose and manage high-risk individuals appear to have considerable potential to deal with the growing burden of cardiovascular diseases in resource poor settings, reveal a series of studies done at The George Institute for Global Health.

First Oxford India Lecture highlights role of ‘smart health’ in improving access to healthcare

Solving the large challenges facing healthcare systems around the world will require a huge shift in the way care for patients is provided, Professor Robyn Norton said in the first Oxford India Lecture on Monday 15 September.

Culturally appropriate - why it matters for our kids - A blog by Suzanne Ingram

When you hear the word ‘granny’, what image does your mind conjure up? A gentle old lady with shrivelled hands and kind eyes behind rimless glasses, a knitted shawl around her shoulders? Me, I see the chubby faces and soulful eyes of my beautiful grandchildren. You see, ‘granny’ is Aboriginal English for ‘grandchild’.

Dr Marisa Petersen, now Executive Director of George Clinical

Dr Marisa Petersen has been appointed Executive Director of George Clinical, a promotion that recognises the growth of her role whilst she held the position of Managing Director of George Clinical. 

B rating for food manufacturers on efforts to make food healthier

Australia’s food manufacturers got a B for salt reduction. The first objective evaluation of the Food and Health Dialogue, the Australian Government’s flagship initiative to improve the healthiness of the country’s food supply, showed mixed results.

Australia's NHMRC funding will enable research to benefit many millions of people

Millions of people with heart disease, diabetes and stroke, as well as back pain and broken bones, are likely to benefit from $11.3 worth of grants awarded to The George Institute.

Yasmin Allen and David Armstrong join the Board

Yasmin Allen joined the Board of The George Institute in August 2014.
David Armstrong joined the Board of The George Institute in October 2014, and is Chair of its Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.

2014 World Heart Day-take a lunch break walk

On September 29, 2014, as part of this year’s World Heart Day activities, The George Institute at Peking University Health Science Center initiated an event at its office building (Horizon Towers) to promote heart health knowledge.

The George gives back

As part of our 15-year anniversary celebrations, The George Institute recently held two events to give  back to the community.
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Sir Gustav Nossal awarded John Yu medal

Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE, an internationally renowned scientist and one of Australia’s national living treasures, delivered the 2014 John Yu Oration hosted by The George Institute for Global Health, highlighting the important strides already made and required in the future to fight against infectious diseases.

Media spotlight

New network of experts formed to fight sepsis

A new alliance of experts in emergency medicine, critical care medicine and infectious diseases have joined to push for increased awareness and earlier intervention to fight the unfolding threat of sepsis, a little-recognised condition that kills more people than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.


Professor Rebecca Ivers hailed as Australia's top female innovator

Professor Rebecca Ivers has been hailed as Australia’s top female innovator, in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

TGI researchers hailed as women leaders

Senior researchers from The George Institute for Global Health are being hailed as women leaders.

George Clinical news



Experienced project team in China delivers

In testament to George Clinical’s operational experience and ability, we recently completed a trial with excellent results against challenging timelines

Philanthropic Opportunities

The George Institute for Global Health is improving the lives of millions of people worldwide through innovative health research. 
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