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Media release: 
15/01/2018

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. 

Media release: 
11/12/2017

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.

Media release: 
21/11/2017
heart failure

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.

Media release: 
13/11/2017

Treatments commonly used to prevent acute kidney failure and its complications arising from common angiography procedures make no difference to health outcomes, a major new study has found.

Media release: 
03/11/2017

On 3 November 2017, on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of The George Institute, China (GI China), a symposium entitled ‘Innovations in Research and Health Care’ was successfully held in Beijing, organized by Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) and UNSW Sydney, with the technical support of GI China.  

Media release: 
03/11/2017

To celebrate 10 years of The George Institute for Global Health being established in China, the 2017 John Yu Oration celebratory event was hosted by The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) in Beijing on 3 November. Over 130 distinguished guests, including policymakers, members of the health and business sectors, and diplomats, academics and scientists participated.

Media release: 
01/11/2017

The George Institute (GI) for Global Health China has been invited by UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales) to participate in a mini-roadshow on 1 November, organized as part of the Torch High Technology Development Centre of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, to discuss innovations in digital health to improve the health of older people. 

Media release: 
18/10/2017

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

Media release: 
12/10/2017

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be significantly reduced by eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, a new study suggests.

Media release: 
11/10/2017

On 11th October, 2017, the Launch event of ASC Programme – NIHR Global Health Research Unit Action on Salt China – was successfully held in Beijing.

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