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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. 

"People often wonder what it’s like to have to ask people for money, but I don’t see it that way. What I do is give people an opportunity that they can’t get anywhere else to do something truly transformational that will make them feel amazing."

Media release: 
02/05/2017

South Africa is on track to meet mandatory salt targets, according to analysis of more than 11,000 packaged foods. But, the study by The George Institute, UK shows found many commonly eaten products including bread, sausages and crisps still contained high levels of salt just months before the new limits were introduced in 2016.

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.

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