The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

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The Heart Foundation and The George Institute for Global Health say it is time for clinical practice to align with 21st century research findings according to a paper delivered at the Heart Foundation Conference in Adelaide today.

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Long distance commercial drivers who consume caffeinated substances such as coffee to stay awake while driving are significantly less likely to crash than those who do not, even though they drive longer distances and sleep less, finds a study published today on

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The George Institute and Peking University Health Science Center sign MOUAfter eight years of collaboration and friendship and two years of negotiations, The George Institute for Global Health and Peking University Health Science Center officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently at the Peking University campus.

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A new report from The George Institute for Global Health shows that dietary salt could be cut by 5 grams a day by switching to healthier foods. This would reduce stroke risk by one quarter and save thousands of lives in Australia each year.

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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.

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The George Institute for Global Health has called for a plan to reduce energy, salt and saturated fat in all fast food at a Fast Food Forum, held today by the New South Wales Government.

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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).

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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.

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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.  

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The George Institute has received funding from the esteemed James Martin 21st Century School. This funding will support the development of the Centre for Global Healthcare Innovation to be based in the UK.