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For World Health Day this year Professor Anushka Patel, Chief Scientist of The George Institute addresses the challenges of treating and managing non-communicable diseases and the critical role of research , in an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Research published today in The BMJ shows that taking paracetamol for treating lower back pain and osteoarthritis of the hip or knee is ineffective and may affect the liver.
Research published today in The Lancet shows that each year more than two million people globally die unnecessarily because they cannot access treatment for kidney failure (dialysis or a kidney transplant).
Profiles and achievements
Chris Maher is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health, leading a program of research focusing on the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and community settings. The Division has a strong program of research around low back pain; with studies such as PACE and TRIGGERS, receiving international media attention recently.