The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Media releases

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According to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), around 10 million adults in Great Britain smoke cigarettes, and two thirds of smokers start before the age of 18.

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New research published today in The BMJ shows that paracetamol is not effective for treating lower back pain or osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, and its use may affect the liver.  

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World first research published in The Lancet reveals that more than two million people globally die unnecessarily each year because they cannot access kidney failure treatment (dialysis or a kidney transplant).  

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The George Institute for Global Health, in partnership with UNICEF  and Reuters, has endeavoured to  develop educational programs for journalists in an effort to address the challenges of   public health starting with improving immunization coverage and vaccine up-take in India.

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US/EU relaxation of diabetes blood pressure lowering guidelines ignore evidence, threaten UK treatment.

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Structured exercise including resistance training and walking helps people recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other mental health conditions, a new study has revealed.

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— New Initiative Designed to Support the Development of Community Healthcare and Contribute to Mobile Health Innovation in China —

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Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to healthcare and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic has said in a lecture in New Delhi.

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Australian researchers have discovered that the reductions in heart events and death, from using blood pressure-lowering drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes, persist for many years after treatment has stopped.

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“By pooling data on one million mothers and babies, we hope to see connections that have not been evident before and find a way to prevent childhood cancer.”