The launch of a world first trial for motorcyclists was launched in June in Victoria, Australia. The VicRide: on-road coaching program provides on-road coaching for newly licensed riders. The George Institute will be independently evaluating this program, to determine the true benefits of on-road coaching for novice riders.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term that describes a range of conditions arising from prenatal exposure to alcohol, which can cause life-long damage to the brain. FASD is 100% preventable. However, the legacy of alcohol use during pregnancy - namely the number of children affected by FASD - remains largely unknown.
International health and medical experts attended the Medical Innovation 2010 Conference in March, hosted by The George Institute in partnership with University of Oxford Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Saïd Business School).
Worldwide, more people die from cardiovascular disease than any other cause. Alongside smoking, this is predominantly due to high blood pressure, which alone claims more than seven million lives annually.
At least one third of people aged 65 and older fall at least once per year. As someone who enjoys the company of older people and is passionate about exercise, Cathie believes for an ageing population, physical activity is the key.
Stroke occurs abruptly and often with devastating consequences. In a new study, The George Institute Director, Professor Craig Anderson, and his colleagues found that an uncommon but particularly devastating form of stroke affecting younger people has no links to stress – contrary to common perception.
Despite improvements in the overall rate of young driver fatalities in the last few years, findings from a new review of young driver data have shown that rural drivers and those from low socio-economic areas have continued to experience a high rate of young driver fatalities.