Record $24 million for research into Australia's biggest killers

The George Institute for Global Health received a landmark investment of $24 million from the Australian Government this month to undertake research to prevent and treat cardio-metabolic diseases, which affect seven million Australians and hundreds of millions globally. The funding, through the National Health and Medical Research Council, is the third largest grant ever provided for medical research in Australia and was announced by The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health. READ MORE

China can lead global healthcare advancement: John Yu Oration

“In recent decades, China has experienced rapid economic transformation, which at the same time has resulted in an unhealthy lifestyle and significant environmental changes, together with an ageing population. As a consequence of these changes, the burden of non-communicable diseases has increased and presents great challenges to the economy, healthcare system, and whole of society," said Professor Changsheng Ma, who delivered the Oration at the 2017 John Yu Oration and Medal Ceremony, The George Institute's flagship event. READ MORE

George Institute researchers celebrated for impact and innovation

George Institute staff received a number of high profile awards this month in recognition of their high impact work.  READ MORE

Australia's Executive Director joins NEJM editorial board

Executive Director of The George Institute, Australia Professor Vlado Perkovic, has become the first Australian appointed to the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine. READ MORE

PhD student Polly Huang talks about our China Salt Substitute and Stroke Study, which aims to lower blood pressure in people across China.

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, according to research from The George Institute, UK. READ MORE

National care guidelines needed for older people with hip fractures in India

Research by The George Institute, India has revealed vital gaps in the management of older people with hip fractures, going against the recommended best practices. READ MORE

Media highlights

Huge health benefits in cutting back sugar in sugary drinks

A new report by The George Institute, Australia has found that more than 150,000 deaths could be prevented and save the country $8 billion over the lifetime of the population if the energy content of sugary drinks was cut by around a third. READ MORE

Australian government grants a boost in fight against chronic disease and injury

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded a total of $4.2 million in fellowship grants to The George Institute, Australia to fund projects addressing some of the world's biggest health concerns. READ MORE

Joint innovations in research symposium held in Beijing

UNSW Sydney, Peking University Health Science Center and The George Institute, China have held a joint symposium on Innovations in Research and Health Care in Beijing. READ MORE

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Australian ready meals are saltier than ever

It’s a $900 million industry taking over our supermarket aisles, but some ready meals contain more than an entire day’s worth of salt in a single serve, according to research published by The George Institute, Australia. READ MORE

Non-communicable diseases and injuries still India's biggest killer

The latest Global Burden of Disease data revealed that non-communicable diseases and injuries continue to be the main cause of death across all age groups in India. READ MORE

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Action on salt in China: new collaborative project launched

The strong influence of traditional food culture in China means average salt consumption among Chinese people is much higher than recommended. A new project involving The George Institute, China aims to fix that. READ MORE

Omega-6 fats may help prevent type 2 diabetes

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be significantly reduced by eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, suggests a study by The George Institute, Australia. READ MORE

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Dr Pallab Maulik writes on suicide prevention

Only one in every 27 people with mental health conditions receive any care in countries like India, writes mental health expert and Deputy Director of The George Institute, India. READ MORE

Maximising collaborative research between India and the UK

The George Institute, UK held an event with a keynote speech by Dr Shahid Jameel, Chief Executive Officer of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance. The event included a wide-ranging discussion on research collaboration across India and UK. READ MORE

New Centre of Research Excellence a boost for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

The George Institute, Australia will play a key role in a new collaboration to improve Aboriginal child and adolescent health, thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council. READ MORE

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