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Every Australian will be affected by a serious illness in some way throughout their lives either personally or through friends and family. By participating in Cook for a Cure, Australians have the opportunity to support the prevention, treatment, care and ultimately cure for diseases affecting the Australian community.

It's something most parents have to deal with at some stage - putting those learner plates on the car and taking off with your child at the wheel.

Media release: 
15/07/2013

Older Australians can improve their balance and mobility with yoga, as reported in a study of Australian participants aged between 59 and 87.

Manoj Saxena, Research Fellow in the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at The George Institute, PhD student, and Intensive Care Physician at St George Hospital in Sydney talks about why being a researcher and clinician is important to him.

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has recommended the suspension of marketing of intravenous resuscitation fluids containing hydroxyethyl starch (HES).

Driving Change, a new community-led program to tackle barriers to driver licensing, was launched today in Griffith, NSW. The program will provide extra support to help young Aboriginal people in the Griffith area to overcome barriers to obtaining a driver licence, in an initiative to enhance opportunities for access to employment, education and health services.

Australia’s most popular food-scanning app, FoodSwitch, has been recognised as one of the world’s top 100 innovative initiatives, selected from entries spanning more than 79 countries.

On Wednesday 22 May, over 40 professional from a variety of backgrounds including academics, healthcare professionals, government and industry met at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center for the eHealth and Healthcare Innovation Workshop, which engaged participants in detailed discussions on integrated eHealth systems and future potential applications in healthcare innovation in China.

In a recent report published in the Lancet on the global dimensions of kidney disease, Professor Vivek Jha, Executive Director, George Institute India and other researchers, reported that diabetes is a major cause of this chronic illness.

Media release: 
29/05/2013

A landmark study has revealed a new way to treat intracerebral haemorrhage which stands to help millions of people worldwide. The George Institute for Global Health study found that intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage, the most serious type of stroke, reduced the risk of major disability and improved chances of recovery by as much as 20 per cent.

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