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Media release: 
02/02/2016

Text messages can double the odds of medication adherence in patients with chronic disease. That is the central finding of a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.

"We urgently need to move away from archaic models of care and work out what an optimal, 21st century healthcare system looks like."

Three researchers from The George Institute for Global Health have been named among the world’s most influential scientific minds in a new report by Thomson Reuters.

Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Stephen MacMahon, has spoken to Australia’s ABC 7.30 on what opportunities exist for Australia as China opens up its health care sector to foreign investment.

Media release: 
12/01/2016

Exercise, alone or in combination with education, is effective for preventing lower back pain. That is the central finding in a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine

Media release: 
11/01/2016

Participation in yoga programs can improve balance, provide a safe and enjoyable form of exercise and may reduce the risk of falls for older Australians, researchers say.

Media release: 
15/12/2015

Australia has made a solid start in the roll-out of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system on packaged food, but significant progress is still needed according to research by The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
08/12/2015

The George Institute welcomes the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and investment in a culture of innovation that can catapult research output into real benefits for all Australians.

The George Institute for Global Health is moving its Sydney CBD offices, as part of a phased approach that will culminate in two close locations within Sydney’s academic, research and clinical hub around the University of Sydney, with which it is affiliated.

Media release: 
20/11/2015

China’s past progress in healthcare and future opportunities can help not only the Chinese people live better and longer lives, but can also drive global advancements in healthcare delivery, said Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of the Asia Society, in a major speech in Beijing hosted by The George Institute for Global Health.

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