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Release date: 
11/07/2014

Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. 

Dr Ruth Webster is a senior research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Recently, she presented the results of TGI's polypill studies, SPACE and TRIUMPH, at the World Cardiology Congress.

Release date: 
03/07/2014

Fox News, the Huffington Post, the Daily Mail and Australia's Daily Telegraph are among media to publish stories about the globally significant study that has uncovered new types of damage to children after mothers drink while pregnant.The study, a global review of other studies, found children's ability to play is affected.

Release date: 
27/06/2014

Australian consumers have expanded the number of food products in the database of award winning health app FoodSwitch from under 20,000 to more than 70,000 - simply by scanning and photographing the packaging of new food and drink items as they appear on the supermarket shelves.

The George Institute for Global Health congratulates Professor John Myburgh and Elsa Atkin for their Queens Birthday Honours.

Release date: 
10/06/2014

Researchers are calling for a high school sports injury prevention campaign, after new research that found unexpectedly high rates of musculoskeletal pain and injuries in children and teenagers.

Release date: 
10/06/2014

A landmark study has found that three quarters of Australians and New Zealanders admitted to hospital with severe heart conditions are not receiving the basic preventive care needed to reduce their chance of future heart attacks.

Associate Professor Julie Redfern is the Head of the Public Health and Health Services Programme Cardiovascular Division at The George Institute for Global Health.  Her current work on secondary heart attack prevention aims to bolster clinical guidelines across Australia to prevent patients from returning with another heart event.  Here, she tells us what she does and why she enjoys working at The George Institute.

Associate Professor David Peiris, Head of Primary Health Care Research for The George Institute for Global Health, is the 2014 recipient of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Ralph Reader Young Investigator Prize.

At the George Institute for Global Health, we know that investment in people is what brings about real change. It’s this view of capacity building that underpins The George Institute’s development strategy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, exemplified by the Statistical Division team when they took on Jared Field, a pure mathematics student at the University of Sydney.

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