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Media release: 
26/08/2015

Supermarket private label products are better than their branded equivalents when it comes to salt.

Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health Australia, Professor Vlado Perkovic, has been appointed to a new panel that will help shape the future of Australia’s research sector.

The Health Translation Advisory Committee (HTAC) will advise the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia’s premier body for administering medical research funding and issuing health and ethical guidelines.

"A lot of clinicians commonly choose Pilates as a method for treating back pain, and patients like this exercise method, so I thought this review would help these people make better choices."

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded two major grants to teams at The George Institute for Global Health that will significantly improve the lives of people with type 2 diabetes around the world, particularly in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and China. 

The current payment models which reward activity over outcomes need to be fixed, says Professor Stephen Jan, Head of the Health Economics Program at The George Institute. 

It’s a practice that’s growing in popularity as a way to deal with the stresses and noise of modern life, and improving your mental and even physical health. But what exactly is mindfulness and does it really help?

Media release: 
13/08/2015

Aussie families can have their say in making grocery shopping easier and more nutritious by joining a study to help identify the food labels that best take the guess work out of a healthy diet.

Media release: 
12/08/2015

More than 30 healthcare experts and community representatives have issued a report calling for immediate changes to the way Australia’s healthcare system is funded.

Media release: 
12/08/2015

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes today’s vote by the Australian Senate in favour of establishing the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

A global partnership between researchers in China and India has found cost-effective ways to treat people with cardiovascular disease in areas with limited resources.

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