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Xian Li is the Head of Statistics & Data Management at The George Institute China.  Today, let's listen to her profile story and step into her world.

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Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health have been awarded funds from UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to address the health challenge of stroke care in India and tackle salt consumption in China.

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Family-led rehabilitation after stroke in India (ATTEND): a randomised controlled trial

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As one of the largest basal insulin research projects in China, the Observational Registry for Basal Insulin Treatment (ORBIT) project was initiated by the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS), conducted and managed by The George Institute, China and supported by Sanofi China. ORBIT was launched in 2011 and has successfully published research findings this year after the positive participation of 209 secondary and tertiary hospitals nationwide, hundreds of doctors and follow-up of nearly 20,000 patients with type 2 diabetes for 6 months.

Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce mother’s 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.