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Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce mothers’ risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in today’s issue of Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The work is based on a large prospective cohort study of 300,000 adult women in China. 

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22/06/2017

A trial involving more than 11,000 patients has revealed sitting up or lying flat after a stroke makes no difference to their recovery.

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13/06/2017

A drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes has also been revealed to significantly reduce the risk of both cardiovascular and kidney disease.

In the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Professors Robyn Norton and Stephen MacMahon, the founders and principal directors of The George Institute for Global Health, were appointed Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).

"People often wonder what it’s like to have to ask people for money, but I don’t see it that way. What I do is give people an opportunity that they can’t get anywhere else to do something truly transformational that will make them feel amazing."

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29/05/2017

Sepsis, one of the most prevalent but misdiagnosed, deadly diseases has been established as a global priority by the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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26/05/2017

Two of Australia’s biggest medical research organisations, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) and The George Institute for Global Health, have entered a new strategic partnership to dramatically boost medical research in Australia and overseas which will contribute to the kind of high impact insights and outcomes that will transform lives around the world.

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24/05/2017

The George Institute for Global Health has welcomed the appointment of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The George Institute, China, has won an AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Award (ACBA) in the category of Business Excellence for Sustainability, Diversity and Social Responsibility.

Journalists from low and middle income countries took part in a three day road safety fellowship program last week co-hosted by The George Institute and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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