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Media release: 
06/02/2019
aboriginal child injury gap

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are almost twice as likely to be hospitalised for unintentional injuries such as falls, burns and poisoning than non-Aboriginal children, a new study has shown.

Media release: 
19/12/2018
Dialysis Caregiver with Husband

[Image: Joan Rogerson and her husband Trevor]

Carers of people having dialysis suffer significant burden and poorer quality of life than the general population, a study by Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) and The George Institute for Global Health has found.

Media release: 
12/12/2018

The George Institute for Global Health was awarded almost $12 million from the NHMRC today for research that will improve the lives of people with chronic kidney disease, septic shock and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

Media release: 
12/12/2018

A new trial could transform the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and could benefit thousands of people in Australia.

Media release: 
03/12/2018

High profile brands could see their Health Star Rating (HSR) slashed as part of a review to make sure the system works for Australians, not just food companies.

Media release: 
29/11/2018

The Honourable Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Minister for Indigenous Health, spoke at The George Institute’s latest #GeorgeTalks Q and A event, hosted at Parliament House, Canberra.

Media release: 
13/11/2018

new report from The George Institute for Global Health, VicHealth and the Heart Foundation has found a single tablespoon of the average soy sauce contains 61 percent of our recommended daily salt intake

Media release: 
11/10/2018

Young adults classified as obese in Australia can expect to lose up to 10 years in life expectancy, according to a major new study.

Media release: 
17/09/2018

Australia’s health system is under strain and in urgent need of transformation to strengthen consumer-centred and community-based primary health services a new report has found.

Media release: 
10/09/2018

The number of people with sepsis in Australian intensive care units (ICUs) is 50% higher than previously reported. The report from Royal North Shore Hospital and The George Institute for Global Health also found death rates for sepsis had been underestimated by 10%, with around a third of patients with sepsis in ICUs losing their lives.

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