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This Tuesday is World Stroke Day, a reminder that one in six of us will have a stroke in our lifetime. Here the figures are equally alarming with 1.5 million people having a stroke each year, representing about 3,000 to 4,000 people having a stroke each day in India.

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Kidney transplant is associated with catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditure in India and pushes the majority of patients who come for treatment to public hospitals into severe financial crisis.

Praveen Devarsetty, Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute, India, and a doctoral student at the University of Sydney, has been awarded the best paper on mobile health at the 2013 Medicine 2.0 conference in London.

The Science of Salt Weekly, an email newsletter that summarizes the latest evidence and research related to dietary salt intake, has been launched to raise more awareness about the risks of eating too much salt.  

Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, has been awarded the 2013 Ernst and Young (EY) Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern Region category (Australia).

The frequency of industry-sponsored trials in emerging countries is increasing at a rapid rate. In China alone, the number doubled between 2005 and 2010. It is anticipated that emerging markets will soon represent the largest market for global pharmaceutical sales.

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A study of more than 153,000 people across 17 countries has found that close to half of those with hypertension are unaware they have the condition, which is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity globally.

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Indian patients were much more likely to take preventive medicines if they are combined in one pill, according to the first trial of the polypill in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Registration for Big Change: sustainable healthcare for the 21st century, is now open. This event will highlight the challenges to providing effective healthcare in the 21st century, and identify affordable, innovative ways to tackle these challenges.

Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director and a founder of The George Institute for Global Health has been awarded the RT Hall Prize, the most prestigious award of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).