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Release date: 
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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15/08/2014

Although this model has been studied in low and middle income countries, it has great potential for healthcare delivery in Australia.

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15/08/2014

 This study does for blood pressure what we did for cholesterol treatment a decade ago.

When you hear the word ‘granny’, what image does your mind conjure up? A gentle old lady with shrivelled hands and kind eyes behind rimless glasses, a knitted shawl around her shoulders? Me, I see the chubby faces and soulful eyes of my beautiful grandchildren. You see, ‘granny’ is Aboriginal English for ‘grandchild’.

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28/07/2014

Young learner drivers taking part in an innovative new licensing programme in Taree need driving mentors in order to start turning the keys to their future.

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24/07/2014

In the world’s first large placebo-controlled trial, we have demonstrated that taking paracetamol does not speed recovery or reduce pain compared to placebo.

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11/07/2014

Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. 

Dr Ruth Webster is a senior research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Recently, she presented the results of TGI's polypill studies, SPACE and TRIUMPH, at the World Cardiology Congress.

Release date: 
03/07/2014

Fox News, the Huffington Post, the Daily Mail and Australia's Daily Telegraph are among media to publish stories about the globally significant study that has uncovered new types of damage to children after mothers drink while pregnant.The study, a global review of other studies, found children's ability to play is affected.

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27/06/2014

Australian consumers have expanded the number of food products in the database of award winning health app FoodSwitch from under 20,000 to more than 70,000 - simply by scanning and photographing the packaging of new food and drink items as they appear on the supermarket shelves.

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