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Professor Bruce Neal, Director of the Food Policy Division at The George Institute for Global Health, said:

The best way to deliver end-of-life care is an issue that’s grappled with every day when caring for patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU).

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A new pill designed to reduce the devastating toll of heart disease and stroke in Australia and around the world received a $4.5 million boost today.

Statement from Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director, The George Institute Australia:

The George Institute for Global Health recently brought together the collaborators from the NHMRC funded Global Alliance for Chronic Disease project on ‘Cost Effectiveness of Salt Reduction Strategies in the Pacific Islands’ at a meeting in Sydney.

The George Institute issued this statement today on behalf of Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director Australia:

The George Institute welcomes the US Food and Drug Administration's recent announcement of their draft voluntary reduction targets for the food industry to reduce the amount of sodium and salt in American packaged foods and restaurants.

Australia has an excellent track record in effective public health law interventions, such as plain packaging of cigarettes, gun laws, food labelling and mandatory seatbelt laws, but there is great untouched potential to use the law to combat the chronic disease epidemic, a seminar on public health law has heard.

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New research from The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney has found that opioid painkillers, a common treatment for low back pain, provide minimal benefit.

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A medication used to treat one of the most common causes of kidney failure reduced the risks of kidney function loss or kidney failure by two thirds, according to a new study.