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Media release: 
24/11/2011

A new international report on the impact of scientific research has named Sydney’s George Institute for Global Health as the organisation whose publications have had the greatest recent worldwide impact.

Media release: 
14/11/2011

A new study into the burden of Type II diabetes-related mortality in the Asia-Pacific region shows between 9 and 98 per cent of diabetes deaths could be prevented by tackling higher-than-optimal body mass index (BMI).

Media release: 
17/12/2010

The George Institute for Global Health has announced that Susan Murray, outgoing General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation is to join The George Institute as Executive Director of The George Foundation in February 2011.

Media release: 
16/07/2010

Combining the best global practices with China’s on-road situations, researchers from the George Institute, China have developed a series of free “on-road” training programs for novice drivers.

Media release: 
30/06/2010

International health and medical experts attended the Medical Innovation 2010 Conference in March, hosted by The George Institute in partnership with University of Oxford Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Saïd Business School).

Media release: 
30/06/2010

In China, cardiovascular disease is a secret killer. It is the most common cause of death for women, but the majority of women are unaware of its causes, symptoms and effective prevention methods. Most people still believe breast cancer is the biggest threat to women.

Media release: 
14/06/2010

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.

Media release: 
10/06/2010

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.

Media release: 
28/05/2010

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.  

Media release: 
27/04/2010

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.

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