Changing blood pressure lowering guidelines 'could save millions of lives', say experts

The largest meta-analysis conducted to date finds blood pressure lowering drugs should be offered to all people at high risk of heart attack or stroke, regardless of their blood pressure at the start of treatment, published in The Lancet. READ MORE

Yoga has benefits for healthy ageing

Yoga can improve balance, provide a safe and enjoyable form of exercise and may reduce the risk of falls for older people, researchers say. READ MORE

Our people are among world’s most influential scientific minds

Three researchers from The George Institute for Global Health have been named among the world’s most influential scientific minds in a new report by Thomson Reuters. READ MORE

Can Australian healthcare capitalise on China's emerging market? 

Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Stephen MacMahon, has spoken to ABC's 7.30 in Australia on what opportunities exist for the country as China opens its healthcare sector to foreign investment. READ MORE


Professor Kazem Rahimi of The George Institute, UK discusses new research on the benefits of lowering blood pressure.

Promising new research finds exercise can prevent lower back pain

Exercise, alone or in combination with education, is effective for preventing lower back pain, finds a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. READ MORE

Burden of disease due to injury rising in low income regions

Emerging economies such as India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa continue to have disproportionately high rates of injury from road crashes and other causes. READ MORE

Selected media highlights

FoodSwitch launched in India and China

People in India and China will now be able to shop healthier thanks to the local launch of our leading nutrition smartphone app FoodSwitch.

Philip Gregory of George Clinical focuses on China in a three-part series discussing the clinical trial landscape of East Asia. READ MORE


Pilot study evaluates outcomes in patients on dialysis

A new study has revealed that the outcome of dialysis in people with end-stage kidney failure is affected by clinical, economic and social factors. READ MORE

TGI and Chunmiao deliver gifts to children in hospital on Christmas

On Christmas Eve, volunteers from The George Institute, China joined with the Chunmiao Foundation to visit children in hospital and their parents. READ MORE

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