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Media release: 
09/08/2018

The George Institute welcomes the closure of the ‘as prepared’ loophole as a step forward in ensuring healthier food choices for all Australians. 

Media release: 
20/07/2018

A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.

Researchers from The George Institute also found diabetes conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer.

Media release: 
17/07/2018

The CREDENCE trial, investigating a breakthrough treatment for chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes, has been ended early after benefit was demonstrated at an interim analysis.

Media release: 
11/07/2018

Improved added sugar labelling across all packaged foods would help guide Australians to healthier food choices, according to The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
03/07/2018

The George Institute welcomes new funding for Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres, SPHERE and Sydney Health Partners, to boost translation of medical research into better health outcomes.

Media release: 
25/06/2018

Statement by Professor Bruce Neal of The George Institute, Australia:

Media release: 
21/06/2018

Six out of ten Australian packaged foods are highly or ultra-processed, more than half are discretionary/junk foods and only one third are healthy, according to a new analysis by The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
13/06/2018

Australia now has many of the building blocks in place to roll out a digitally enabled health system that could transform care services, an expert report has found.

Media release: 
14/05/2018

A review of almost 50,000 Australian packaged foods has found the Health Star Rating (HSR) system provides sound dietary advice on more than 97% of products.

Media release: 
19/04/2018

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering life-long disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of people with multiple health conditions, a new report suggests. 

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