The George Institute For Global Health
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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.

Sudden attacks of back pain are more likely to begin in the morning than later in the day, George Institute researchers have unexpectedly found, the Daily Mail reports.

Study leader Associate Professor Manuela Ferreira, of the George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, said around 40 per cent of sprains and strains in the study occurred between 8am and 11am.

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

Can mobile technology be scaled up to offer improved care for people suffering from cardiovascular disease and hypertension? 

It is with much sadness that we mark the passing away last week of Professor Wang Hai Yan, a member of our external Research and Development Advisory Committee (RADAC).

BBC Highlights The George’s Driving Change program.

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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.

Carrie Deane can’t remember anything from the night she was struck by an oncoming car, but the injuries she sustained would take well over five years to heal.