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Media release: 
19/11/2009

The new China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention will focus on research and treatment for the control of conditions such as stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes. The Center is hosted by The George Institute, China in partnership with Peking University Health Science Center.

Media release: 
03/11/2009

New research released today has revealed that the effectiveness of a common treatment used in high-risk patients has been over-estimated and remains uncertain.

Media release: 
26/10/2009

New research investigating the benefits of young driver education programs has shown that a best practice program in schools was associated with a 44% reduced relative risk of crash in a study released this week.

Media release: 
26/10/2009

A study of non-professional rugby players in Australia has revealed the true effects of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). These results were recently published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and reinforces that mild traumatic brain injury is an emerging public health issue in high-contact sports like rugby.

Media release: 
22/10/2009

The research conducted in Australia and New Zealand reveals that aggressive continuous renal-replacement therapy, a type of dialysis designed to treat severe kidney failure in acutely ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs), does not improve the chances of survival and that lower-intensity dialysis is just as effective.

Media release: 
07/10/2009

Over a third (35%) of patients will recover from chronic low back pain within nine months and four out of 10 (41%) will do so within a year, according to research published on bmj.com today. This is the first study of its kind and the results go against the common view that recovery from an episode of chronic low back pain is unlikely.

Media release: 
29/09/2009

A new Australian study has revealed good news for people with a new bout of back pain. Contrary to the common fear that back pain could indicate serious diseases such as cancer, research conducted by The George Institute shows that low back pain is rarely caused by serious disease.

Media release: 
22/09/2009

Results from Australia’s largest study of young drivers have shown that they are at significant risk of crash on rural roads. According to researchers from The George Institute, young drivers living in rural areas are more likely to be involved in serious crashes than those in urban areas.

Media release: 
21/09/2009

Heart attacks, strokes and other vascular diseases are a major driver of the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians are 2.6 times more likely to die from them.

Media release: 
18/09/2009

Following the recent release of three major studies into the management of type 2 diabetes there has been uncertainty into the effects of tight glucose control among patients, particularly regarding the prevention of heart attack and stroke.

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