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Media release: 
08/08/2019

A new study, published in The Lancet Neurology, has revealed an optimal approach to lowering elevated blood pressure (BP) for treating patients with acute stroke due to spontaneous bleeding in the brain (intracerebral haemorrhage or ICH), the most serious type of stroke.

Media release: 
06/08/2019

In what could come as a big boost to entrepreneurs working to promote healthcare through innovations across the globe, UNSW Sydney and The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) have joined forces to launch a program designed to accelerate and scale up health focused start-ups. This programme is called Health10x.

Media release: 
05/08/2019

Each year at least 5000 Australians die from sepsis – a life-threatening organ dysfunction due to infection – but Australia has no national action plan to coordinate public awareness campaigns and treatment bundles, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Media release: 
31/07/2019

Co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Stephen MacMahon, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

Media release: 
31/07/2019

Including fixed dose combinations on Essential Medicine List will improve availability, affordability for 1 billion

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the addition of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) of blood pressure (BP) lowering drugs to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Essential Medicines List (EML) in response to an application filed by Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), an initiative of vital strategies, the George Institute and other partners.

Media release: 
19/07/2019

A global study of 12 million people has found diabetes increases the risk of heart failure and this increase is greater for women than men.

Media release: 
10/07/2019

New research provides compelling evidence that long-term exposure to high blood pressure increases the risk of heart valve disease, with significant implications for clinical practice guidelines and health management.

Media release: 
10/07/2019

Researchers from The George Institute China have been awarded funds from Medical Research Council (MRC) and Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) to address salt consumption in China.

Media release: 
01/07/2019

A culturally-appropriate depression screening tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples not only works, it should be rolled out across the country, according to a new study.

Media release: 
24/06/2019

Social networks have been found to play a significant role in shaping behaviours to reduce salt intake in children as demonstrated by the research group led by Professor Yangfeng Wu, Honorary research fellow at The George Institute China and the Deputy Director of the Peking University Clinical Research Institute. The findings have been published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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