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The George Institute for Global Health based at The University of Sydney is currently recruiting volunteers to take part in a new Study on food nutrition labels.

Jeffrey Leckstein Bloomberg:

We are delighted to welcome the World Bank and The George Institute today for this special event. On behalf of Bloomberg L.P, I would like to extend a warm welcome to President Kim who is in Sydney today ahead of his attendance at the G20 meeting [unclear]. I will now hand you over to the event moderator, Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health. Thank you. [Applause]

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The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim today highlighted the economic impacts of the developing Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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Researchers have launched a new healthy food stars website to help shoppers work out how much fat, salt and sugar is in their food.

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

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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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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.


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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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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.