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Media release: 
23/11/2016

Young smokers are being sought for a ground breaking study to tackle one of the biggest burdens of disease in Australia and around the world.

Media release: 
21/11/2016

Regular weekly exercise could reduce the risk of older people suffering falls by almost 40 percent, new analysis by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed.

Media release: 
09/11/2016

Statement from Executive Director, The George Institute Australia, Professor Vlado Perkovic in response to the announcement of the Medical Research Future Fund strategy and priorities.

Media release: 
26/10/2016

The George Institute’s lifesaving SMS program has been awarded $750,000 in this year’s Google Impact Challenge by a panel of judges including Lucy Turnbull, CSIRO chief executive Dr Larry Marshall, David Gonski and the worldwide head of Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller.

Media release: 
04/10/2016

​Public urged to vote for the project to win the People’s Choice Award.

Media release: 
27/09/2016

A major review has set out a ten point action plan to improve the way hypertension (high blood pressure) is treated on a global scale. The Lancet Commission on Hypertension was launched today (Sept 27) and highlights unsolved areas that need to tackled to reduce the burden of hypertension – including how blood pressure is measured and debate over what constitutes safe levels of salt in the diet.

Media release: 
22/09/2016

Australia has been ranked as the tenth best performing country in meeting global health goals.

Media release: 
13/09/2016

It kills more people than prostate and breast cancer, but six out of ten Australians have never heard of sepsis.

Media release: 
08/09/2016

A program to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to obtain their drivers licence can help reduce incarceration and injury rates and improve the health of communities, a new report has found.

Media release: 
29/08/2016

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood.

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