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17/09/2014

Australia’s food manufacturers got a B for salt reduction today.

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16/09/2014

Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to healthcare and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic has said in a lecture in New Delhi.

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09/09/2014

A new alliance of experts in emergency medicine, critical care medicine and infectious diseases have joined to push for increased awareness and earlier intervention to fight the unfolding threat of sepsis, a little-recognised condition that kills more people than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.

The George Institute for Global Health has won $3.5 million in prestigious fellowship funding to support five leading researchers to pursue work on their flagship projects.

 

Release date: 
04/09/2014

A new study, funded by The Fred Hollows Foundation and The George Institute for Global Health shows that one year after receiving a cataract operation 17% fewer patients in Vietnam experienced hardship than before their operation. This meant that they were more able to pay household bills, rent and medical expenses, contributing to a major improvement in their overall quality of life.

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01/09/2014

Australian researchers have discovered that the reductions in heart events and death, from using blood pressure-lowering drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes, persist for many years after treatment has stopped.

Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE, an internationally renowned scientist and one of Australia’s national living treasures, delivered the 2014 John Yu Oration hosted by The George Institute for Global Health, highlighting the important strides already made and required in the future to fight against infectious diseases. 

Rohina Joshi is a senior research fellow in the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Release date: 
25/08/2014

Preeminent global medical researcher Terry Dwyer revolutionised the world’s approach to SIDS. Now, he is bringing the world’s largest childhood cancer research project to an Australian-based medical research institute in Britain.

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15/08/2014

It is estimated that 1.65 million deaths each year are a direct consequence of eating too much salt, which is known to increase blood pressure – a risk factor for stroke and heart attack, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

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