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Educating community workers and nurses, not only doctors, could help relieve the strain on health systems in low and middle-income countries treating HIV/AIDS patients, said Professor David A Cooper AO, Director of The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, in a major speech delivered in Sydney and hosted by 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.

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A pioneering project which is transforming the lives of young Aboriginal people by helping them obtain their drivers licence has been awarded more than $270,000 by the NSW Government.

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Parents are unknowingly putting their babies at risk of cot death in a bid to avoid flat head syndrome, new research has shown.

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Health and consumer leaders have released a blueprint for 21st Century Medicare aimed at giving patients greater say in a team-based health care system. 

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New research from the George Institute for Global Health, Public Health Foundation and Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India highlights the high levels of salt in packaged food sold in India. The survey, which looked at 5796 packaged food products, revealed huge differences in the salt content of similar foods, with some containing almost 10 times more salt than others, and less than a quarter of products would meet the UK 2017 salt targets.

The George Institute for Global Health has joined a global call to include gender in research impact assessment.

Statement issued by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director, The George Institute Australia

"PhD students are the future leaders in our field and it is a privilege to work with students over a three year period on a dedicated project."

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Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance and secretion, according to a new study.