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What is influenza?

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.

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.

‘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.

Event
Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 17:00

The George Institute, 1st Floor, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ

Speaker: 

Professor Terry Dwyer

Event
Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

Event
Tuesday, 2 July, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

This article is written by Alexandra Jones and Belinda Reeve and was first published on the InSight Plus and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

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.

Event
Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 07:30 to 08:30

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

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