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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.

"The opportunity to make a tangible difference to health outcomes, especially for people and communities that have inequitable access to health care, was the major driver for working at the George."

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.

One of the major research focuses of The George Institute’s Professor Cathie Sherrington is how to encourage and motivate people with disabilities to take part in sport. Participation in sport can enhance health and wellbeing, as well as maximising physical capacity for people with disabilities. 

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.

Meet Karena Conroy, Head of Commissioned Research at The George Institute for Global Health

Professor David Cooper AO, President of The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, has delivered the 2016 John Yu Oration, an annual George Institute flagship event. The Oration entitled, Antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS – a modern medical miracle, explored the importance of ongoing chronic disease research in the Asia Pacific region.

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.

New research by The George Institute for Global Health reveals the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold in Australia and around the world.

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