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Media release: 
29/09/2016

Technology-enabled screening and assessment of cardio-vascular risk by village level health workers, coupled with a referral and treatment system involving doctors in primary health centres, has considerable scope of ensuring that people in rural areas have a heart that can stay healthy for a longer time, a new study by the George Institute for Global Health India has found.

Media release: 
27/09/2016

The Lancet Commission on Hypertension has been launched at the 26th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension in Seoul, Korea.

"Injury and trauma are among the leading causes of death and disability among adults, particularly in the developing world. Insights from the studies I am involved in will drive improvement in outcomes in low and middle income country setting like India." 

September 13 is World Sepsis Day, a day raising awareness of one of the most common deadly diseases in the world.

One of the major research focuses of The George Institute’s Professor Cathie Sherrington is how to encourage and motivate people with disabilities to take part in sport. Participation in sport can enhance health and wellbeing, as well as maximising physical capacity for people with disabilities. 

Meet Karena Conroy, Head of Commissioned Research at The George Institute for Global Health

New research by The George Institute for Global Health reveals the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold in Australia and around the world.

Professor David Cooper AO, President of The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, has delivered the 2016 John Yu Oration, an annual George Institute flagship event. The Oration entitled, Antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS – a modern medical miracle, explored the importance of ongoing chronic disease research in the Asia Pacific region.

Media release: 
29/08/2016

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood.

“Smart management of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is the tendency of present public health development. My job is to develop smart solutions and strategies to tackle NCD, assist people with diabetes to improve their lifestyles and abilities in self-management.”

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