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Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in India is nearly one-fourth the global rate; for TB and malaria, rates of new infections  are decreasing but levels remain higher than the global average; India is one of three countries that accounted for 
half of all malaria deaths last year.

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The slew of proposals to boost the health care sector presented by the Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, as part of the 2014-15 India budget augurs well for tackling pre-mature deaths and disability caused by non-communicable diseases in the country.

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Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. 

Dr Ruth Webster is a senior research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Recently, she presented the results of TGI's polypill studies, SPACE and TRIUMPH, at the World Cardiology Congress.

Recent studies that point to differences between the men and women in cardiovascular disease and diabetes are a wake-up call for Indian researchers who must undertake more gender specific research on the consequences of diabetes.

The George Institute for Global Health United Kingdom is moving to new facilities in Oxford. Learn more about this exciting move.

The ninth and last Issue of China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention (China CoE) bilingual newsletter has been released.

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Fox News, the Huffington Post, the Daily Mail and Australia's Daily Telegraph are among media to publish stories about the globally significant study that has uncovered new types of damage to children after mothers drink while pregnant.The study, a global review of other studies, found children's ability to play is affected.

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New model of care needed to tackle the cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden.

Women have over 40 per cent more excess risk of serious heart conditions after contracting diabetes than men, a major review has found.