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Release date: 
28/07/2014

Young learner drivers taking part in an innovative new licensing programme in Taree need driving mentors in order to start turning the keys to their future.

Release date: 
24/07/2014

Low back pain recovery is not aided by paracetamol even though every treatment guideline in the world currently recommends its use, reveals a recent study by The George Institute for Global Health.

Release date: 
24/07/2014

In the world’s first large placebo-controlled trial, we have demonstrated that taking paracetamol does not speed recovery or reduce pain compared to placebo.

Release date: 
23/07/2014

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.

Release date: 
22/07/2014

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.

Global studies suggesting that well-organised stroke care can improve patient outcomes are relevant to China.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in China and is closely associated with high blood pressure. Excessive salt intake is responsible for high blood pressure. Therefore, understanding the effects of sodium reduction and salt substitutes on serious vascular outcomes like stroke will be of great importance.

Release date: 
11/07/2014

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.

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