Influenza (the ‘flu) is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. In more than 998 people out of 1000 influenza is a self-limiting illness that does not need any specific treatment other than rest, pain killers such as paracetamol and control of fever. However, in a minority of sufferers it is more serious and may lead to sepsis.
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.
‘How can researchers support city leaders, businesses and advocates to deliver a healthier urban food environment?’. This was the question addressed at The George Institute for Global Health’s latest thought leadership event, ‘Creating healthy, sustainable, city food environments’, which took place at the institute’s Oxford office on 20 June and was attended by over 60 stakeholders from academia, business, local authorities and civil society.
On the 27th of June 2019 The George Institute for Global Health held the Fight the Fear breakfast event at which the guests were invited to challenge their pre conceived notions about the possibilities of science and technology, changing the ways in which we think about and thereby solve social problems.