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Media release: 
21/11/2016

Regular weekly exercise could reduce the risk of older people suffering falls by almost 40 percent, new analysis by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed.

Media release: 
09/11/2016

Statement from Executive Director, The George Institute Australia, Professor Vlado Perkovic in response to the announcement of the Medical Research Future Fund strategy and priorities.

"The opportunity to make a tangible difference to health outcomes, especially for people and communities that have inequitable access to health care, was the major driver for working at the George."

The George Institute for Global Health has been awarded $4.5 million in the latest round of funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). These grants will go to a number of initiatives aimed at fighting the burden of non-communicable diseases in Australia and around the world.

Media release: 
26/10/2016

The George Institute’s lifesaving SMS program has been awarded $750,000 in this year’s Google Impact Challenge by a panel of judges including Lucy Turnbull, CSIRO chief executive Dr Larry Marshall, David Gonski and the worldwide head of Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller.

Representatives from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies recently took part in the ‘2016 APEC Women in STEM Forum’ to discuss meaningful participation of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

When you are diagnosed with a chronic disease, chances are you’ll have to manage it for the rest of your life. This means changing your lifestyle and taking medications as directed.

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) held its second Annual Scientific Meeting at Translational Research Institute in Brisbane today. (Thursday October 6)

Media release: 
04/10/2016

​Public urged to vote for the project to win the People’s Choice Award.

Media release: 
27/09/2016

A major review has set out a ten point action plan to improve the way hypertension (high blood pressure) is treated on a global scale. The Lancet Commission on Hypertension was launched today (Sept 27) and highlights unsolved areas that need to tackled to reduce the burden of hypertension – including how blood pressure is measured and debate over what constitutes safe levels of salt in the diet.

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