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The George Institute eNewsletter

June 2015

Computer games help stroke survivors get back on their feet 

The ABC has featured George Institute researchers Professor Cathie Sherrington and Dr Leanne Hassett and their innovative AMOUNT trial. Read more>>

Diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more rising in India

People across India are living longer but spending more time in ill health as rates of nonfatal diseases and injuries – including major depressive disorder, iron-deficiency anemia, and low back pain – decline more slowly than death rates, according to a new analysis of 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries. Read more>>

FoodSwitch shines a light on better food choices as app hits #1

The innovative FoodSwitch smartphone application is now the number one downloaded app in the Australian Appstore, a huge achievement for its George Institute creators. Read more>>

Beijing introduces smoking ban in time for World No Tobacco Day

The ban, which makes it illegal for people to smoke in enclosed spaces like bars, restaurants and offices will mean a great improvement to people’s health. Read more>>

Top medical journal names back pain as leading cause of disability worldwide

The Lancet has released the findings of its Global Burden of Disease Study, identifying low back pain as the leading cause of disability worldwide. Read more>>

Men, how healthy are you?

International Men’s Health Week is a great opportunity for individuals and families to reflect on the state of men’s health in their local community. Read more>>

Australia & China team up against salt and stroke

On May 15th the Chinese ‘Salt Substitute and Stroke Study’ (SSaSS) held its first annual meeting at Yanqi Lake. More than 50 participants joined the meeting to report on the progress of the study and to exchange their various experiences. Read more>>

Changes to guidelines for stroke treatment will help millions

Research from The George Institute for Global Health has played a pivotal role in changing medical guidelines for treatment of stroke patients in the United States. Read more>>  

Are you fit enough to make it to retirement?

No matter how many of us want or need to work until the age of 70, the grim truth is thanks to our lifestyle habits most of us will be forced to retire well before that. Read more>>

Professor Rebecca Ivers: the successes and challenges of a woman in science

Professor Rebecca Ivers shares her experiences as a woman in science and gives her advice to young women starting their research career. Read more>>  
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Causes of lower back pain can be lifting heavy loads, laughing, coughing but not sex, study finds.

The triggers for lower back pain range from lifting heavy loads to replacing toilet rolls. Read more>>


Journal of Physiotherapy awards George Institute Researcher with People’s Choice Award. Read more>>

Expanding our Data Management services in China

George Clinical has recently expanded its China operations to include in-country Data Management services. This is in order to better manage the growing number of electronic data capture (EDC) trials that George Clinical is running in China, and to provide a local service solution for the Chinese R&D industry. Read more>>

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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BBC: Felicity Emptage talks about the remote heart monitoring device that has changed her life. Watch video >>

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