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On any given day in Australia, one quarter of the population is suffering back pain, and nearly 80 per cent of adult Australians will experience back pain some time during their lives. Back pain: time to get it right is the second in a series of medicine lectures being hosted by the University of Sydney every Wednesday until 27 November.

Heart disease and stroke are the world’s two leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives annually. In Australia, heart disease is the number one killer. 

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Factors around fluid usage in critical care are under the spotlight, in a review article led by The George Institute for Global Health’s Director of Critical Care and Trauma, Professor John Myburgh AO, published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Praveen Devarsetty, Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute, India, and a doctoral student at the University of Sydney, has been awarded the best paper on mobile health at the 2013 Medicine 2.0 conference in London.

The Science of Salt Weekly, an email newsletter that summarizes the latest evidence and research related to dietary salt intake, has been launched to raise more awareness about the risks of eating too much salt.  

Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, has been awarded the 2013 Ernst and Young (EY) Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern Region category (Australia).

Chris Paton, of The George Institute, part of team that wins an International Medical Informatics Award.

The frequency of industry-sponsored trials in emerging countries is increasing at a rapid rate. In China alone, the number doubled between 2005 and 2010. It is anticipated that emerging markets will soon represent the largest market for global pharmaceutical sales.

As an intern at the George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, Alex Ewing has had a great oppurtunity to get a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese people and one of the most important issues facing them - the healthcare in China.

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A study of more than 153,000 people across 17 countries has found that close to half of those with hypertension are unaware they have the condition, which is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity globally.