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Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce mothers’ risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in today’s issue of Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The work is based on a large prospective cohort study of 300,000 adult women in China. 

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A trial involving more than 11,000 patients has revealed sitting up or lying flat after a stroke makes no difference to their recovery.

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A drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes has also been revealed to significantly reduce the risk of both cardiovascular and kidney disease.

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In the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Professors Robyn Norton and Stephen MacMahon, the founders and principal directors of The George Institute for Global Health, were appointed Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).

The first project training of the 'Road to Hierarchical Diabetes Management at Primary Care Settings in China' (ROADMAP Study) has been held in Hangzhou of Zhejiang province from June 2 to 3, 2017.

To explore China's salt reduction road, The George Institute China held a salt reduction expert roundtable (Action on Salt China discussion meeting) on May 25, 2017. 

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The George Institute, China, has won an AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Award (ACBA) in the category of Business Excellence for Sustainability, Diversity and Social Responsibility.

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Journalists from low and middle income countries took part in a three day road safety fellowship program last week co-hosted by The George Institute and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Li Yuan is the head of the Nutrition and Health Program unit at The George Institute for Global Health, China, and is currently responsible for the FoodSwitch and SmartDiet projects.

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On 19 April 2017, Professor Craig Anderson, Executive Director of the George Institute China received a new appointment as a guest professor at Chengdu Medical College (CMC).