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Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.

The George Institute’s Dr Sanne Peters has been awarded a prestigious Strategic Skills Development Fellowship from the UK’s Medical Research Council.

As a result of significant reductions in maternal and infant mortality over the past few decades, we have much to celebrate in terms of improving health outcomes for people around the world.

Researchers at The George Institute, UK, have collaborated with the Oxford Martin School at University of Oxford on a major new programme looking at how Machine Intelligence can be used to treat chronic disease.

Media release: 
19/01/2017

Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new study has found.

The George Institute for Global Health’s recent study disproving the myth that weather affects back pain or osteoarthritis has been reported all over the world, from Australia to the United States, China, Russia, India, and much more. See the list below and our Media Coverage section for other stories.

Media release: 
11/01/2017

The weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis, a new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed.

"Risk assessment of pregnant women is an important part of routine obstetric care worldwide. This research can potentially contribute to the improvement of continuous risk assessment throughout the pregnancy."

Chronic kidney disease is now recognized as a major medical problem worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2015 ranked chronic kidney disease 17th among the causes of deaths globally (age-standardized annual death rate of 19.2 deaths per 100,000 population). In many countries, chronic kidney disease is now among the top five causes of death. In India, GBD 2015 ranks chronic kidney disease as the eighth leading cause of death.

Professor Mark Woodward has been named as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the fields of the sciences and social sciences.

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