Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded a total of $4.2 million in grants to The George Institute for Global Health to fund projects addressing some of the world's biggest health concerns.
The George Institute for Global Health, India, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights and the School of Public Health, PGIMER, has launched #EatLessSalt, a “Salt Literacy Campaign” in schools of the city of Chandigarh. The campaign aims to spread awareness and sensitize school children and their families on the harmful effects of excess salt in our diet.
Steroids caused a greater than expected increase in the risk of serious infections in the predominately young group of people who have immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, an immune disease that leads to kidney failure in almost a third of patients.
Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce the mother's 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.
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).