New research from the George Institute for Global Health, Public Health Foundation and Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India highlights the high levels of salt in packaged food sold in India. The survey, which looked at 5796 packaged food products, revealed huge differences in the salt content of similar foods, with some containing almost 10 times more salt than others, and less than a quarter of products would meet the UK 2017 salt targets.
Preliminary findings from a new research program called the Worker Health and Efficiency (WE) Program reveal that providing Water, Rest and Shade (WRS) to workers in extremely hot environments like India can mitigate the ill effects of heat.
High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a new study from The George Institute for Global Health published in the journal of the American Heart Association.
Stroke or brain attack is the leading cause of death and disability in rural India. The number of ischaemic strokes (blockage of an artery that supplies the brain) worldwide in different countries is estimated at 1.2 million in India, 2 million in China, 640,000 in the USA,120,000 in the UK, and 40,000 in Australia.
The George Institute for Global Health has joined hands with health groups around the world, calling on Coca Cola & PepsiCo to acknowledge the burden of sugar related diseases in Children and to stop hard-core marketing and advertising of the sugar sweetened beverages to them. The groups have written to the CEO’s of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo and also the companies’ major institutional investors in the run-up to Coca-Cola’s annual meeting on April 27 and PepsiCo’s on May 4.
For the first time, researchers will investigate the burden of fractures in low-middle income countries (LMICs) and describe the current treatment practices in a global multi-centre study, the largest of its kind.
A new pilot study conducted by the George Institute for Global Health has revealed that the outcome of dialysis in people with end-stage kidney failure is affected by both clinical as well as economic and social factors. Planning or expansion of dialysis services in the country should keep both these things in mind.