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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New research has revealed that stressful life events are unlikely to cause stroke. Researchers set out to determine the relationship between life events and subarachnoid haemorrhage – the most lethal type of stroke, that is most often due to rupture of aneurysms (‘blisters’) of the blood vessels in the brain. To date, very little evidence exists on this topic.