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Honour for George Institute UK Executive Director

Honour for George Institute UK Executive Director

General Maternal & Fetal Health Global Health

Executive Director of The George Institute, UK, Professor Terry Dwyer has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin for his extensive work in child health.

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Global Health Maternal & Fetal Health

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.

Women’s health policies should focus on NCDs

Women’s health policies should focus on NCDs

Global Health

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.

Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Publication Global Health Research

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.

In the Aftermath of the National Children’s Study

In the Aftermath of the National Children’s Study

Global Health Publication Research

Is Large Birth Cohort Data Still a Priority?

INTERGROWTH-21st team receives grant to improve infant health and development

INTERGROWTH-21st team receives grant to improve infant health and development

Maternal & Fetal Health Global Health Research

A global research project that aims to improve the health, nutritional status and development of preterm infants has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF).

Bending the blood pressure curve down: are we succeeding?

Bending the blood pressure curve down: are we succeeding?

Global Health Research Publication

Until just a few decades ago, raised blood pressure was regarded as a benign and natural process of ageing that did not warrant treatment.

High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing vascular dementia

High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing vascular dementia

Publication Global Health Research

In a paper released today in the publication Stroke, Professor Kazem Rahimi of the George Institute for Global Health, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, describes research findings that show heightened blood pressure increases the risk of developing vascular dementia by 62%.

UK Trebles Funding To Tackle Zika Virus

UK Trebles Funding To Tackle Zika Virus

Global Health

UK funding for rapid research into tackling the Zika virus is set to increase to £4million, the government has announced, as British scientists continue to lead the way in tackling this global emergency.

Newborn size charts will be a valuable tool in Zika virus crisis

Newborn size charts will be a valuable tool in Zika virus crisis

Global Health

The INTERGROWTH-21st Consortium, led by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford, has published the final set of charts that enable healthcare professionals worldwide to assess the weight, length and head circumference of newborns from 24 to 42 weeks of gestation, and that apply to all babies, regardless of the colour of their skin, race or ethnicity.

Health for All: Looking Back to Plan for the Future

Health for All: Looking Back to Plan for the Future

Global Health

In many of our urban areas, health-care facilities rank with the best in countries like the US and the UK. But problems start cropping up as you move away from the cities and deeper into rural India.

Call for new blood pressure lowering guidelines

Call for new blood pressure lowering guidelines

Global Health

Treating blood pressure below current targets significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and death, regardless of blood pressure before treatment, a new paper in the Lancet has found.

More steps a day keep the doctor away

More steps a day keep the doctor away

Global Health

Landmark research by The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) has found that exercise can save lives, with an increase in the number of steps walked each day having a direct correlation with long term mortality.

Gestational age tool wins Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Gestational age tool wins Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Global Health

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development.

Oxfordshire hospitals first in the world to use international newborn baby standards

Oxfordshire hospitals first in the world to use international newborn baby standards

Global Health

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust will this week become the first in the world to assess newborn babies using international standards which were developed by the University of Oxford with the aim of ensuring that every newborn baby across the world is evaluated in the same way.

First international standards to assess growth of babies in the womb and size of newborns

First international standards to assess growth of babies in the womb and size of newborns

Global Health

The first international standards for fetal growth and newborn size have been developed by a global team led by scientists from Oxford University.