The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and The George Institute for Global Health have launched the FoodSwitch app which reveals how healthy or unhealthy a product is just by scanning its barcode with a smartphone.
Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco are a powerful response to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of evidence on expenditure, behaviour and socio-economic status, published today in The Lancet.
To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day, The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with Arogya World held a panel discussion on Wednesday, 7th March 2018, to highlight the impact of kidney disease on women’s health and call for renewed efforts to improve maternal and fetal outcomes and women’s access to kidney care, as well as better prevention policies.
The proportion of people experiencing heart disease and stroke who have five or more other health conditions quadrupled between 2000 and 2014, and the rise was not driven by age, new research by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.
Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a proportionately greater risk of experiencing a heart attack than men who have a similar ‘apple shape’, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.
Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.
The NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Honourable Brad Hazzard MP, visited The George Institute, China on 7 December with a health and medical delegation led by the Minister in China as part of the NSW-Guangdong Joint Economic Meeting (JEM) on 5 December. The Secretary of NSW Health, Elizabeth Koff, and Special Envoy to China, Dr Jim Harrowell AM also attended.
The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to rise as a result of demographic changes common to many developed countries, new research by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford suggests.