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On Wednesday 22 May, over 40 professional from a variety of backgrounds including academics, healthcare professionals, government and industry met at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center for the eHealth and Healthcare Innovation Workshop, which engaged participants in detailed discussions on integrated eHealth systems and future potential applications in healthcare innovation in China.

In a recent report published in the Lancet on the global dimensions of kidney disease, Professor Vivek Jha, Executive Director, George Institute India and other researchers, reported that diabetes is a major cause of this chronic illness.

Media release: 
29/05/2013

A landmark study has revealed a new way to treat intracerebral haemorrhage which stands to help millions of people worldwide. The George Institute for Global Health study found that intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage, the most serious type of stroke, reduced the risk of major disability and improved chances of recovery by as much as 20 per cent.

Media release: 
21/05/2013

Young drivers who do not sleep enough are at significant risk of having a car crash, according to a new study published today in JAMA Paediatrics. Sleeping less on weekends puts young drivers at greater risk of having a car crash at night, as well as having an increased chance of run-off-road crashes.

At the invitation of the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), in Bangalore, Professor MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, addressed the faculty and students of the Biological Sciences Department at the IISc campus on 17 May 2013.

Media release: 
17/05/2013

The Heart Foundation and The George Institute for Global Health say it is time for clinical practice to align with 21st century research findings according to a paper delivered at the Heart Foundation Conference in Adelaide today.

Kate Gall recently joined The George Institute Australia as the newly appointed Project Manager in the Cardiovascular Division. Kate tells us about impact she hopes to have on the prevention of repeat heart attacks, and a little bit about herself.

From April 13 to 15, 2013, the Eighth Semi-annual NHLBI-UHG Global Health Centers of Excellence Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) was held successfully at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Beijing. Around 80 NCD experts and staff from over 10 countries participated in the meeting. Attendees were from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), UnitedHealth, Duke University, representatives from the 11 Centers of Excellence, and non-network members from CDCs, University of Michigan, and Peking University Health Science Center.

Media release: 
10/05/2013

A new program will provide extra support to help young Aboriginal people overcome barriers to obtaining a driver licence, in an initiative to enhance opportunities for access to employment, education and health services.

Dr Gari Clifford, the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation and a University Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University's Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed as Acting Director for Affordable Health technologies at the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation.

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