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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.

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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.

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The number of people dying from smoking-related lung cancer over the next two decades is expected to double, if current smoking habits in Asia remain unchanged. New research has revealed the incredible impact of smoking in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly among highly populous countries such as China, South Korea and Bangladesh.

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The George Institute Annual Report has been acknowledged as a Finalist for Australasian Reporting Awards. At the official awards evening in Sydney last night, The George Annual Report was recognised for a Special Award for Communication within the not-for-profit sector.

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Today, the G-FINDER team launched a landmark database that gives the public direct access to searchable data on global research and development (R&D) funding for over thirty neglected diseases.  

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Researchers are set to explore whether a new, very low cost, one-a-day combined ‘polypill’ could reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems across the world, in a major new international trial that launches this week in India and Europe.

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The cost of treating end-stage kidney disease from 2009 to 2020 is estimated to be around $12 billion according to a new report launched today.

A new systematic review has provided much needed clarity for clinicians across the world, confirming the benefits of cholesterol medication, for patients at high risk of heart disease.

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Kidney transplant recipients are known to have a higher risk of cancer, compared to the general population, due to the need to take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ rejection. Results published today from a significant, long-term study suggest that no single medication appears to increase this cancer risk.

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The George Institute, India welcomed guests Dr Lachlan Strahan, Deputy High Commissioner from the Australian High Commission in New Delhi and Aminur Rahman, Consul-General at the Australian Consulate General  in Chennai to Hyderabad last week, introducing the VIPs to the scope and scale of work underway at the Institute.