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Media release: 
18/07/2016

Treatment guidelines for patients with hypertension have been updated, with a particular focus on uncomplicated hypertension.

Media release: 
05/07/2016

Australia’s Health Tracker (PDF), released today by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University and supported by 50 health and welfare organisations shows increased rates of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dangerously high levels of salt and sugar consumption in Australian adults.

Media release: 
15/06/2016

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.

Media release: 
24/05/2016

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.

Media release: 
23/05/2016

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.

Media release: 
17/05/2016

There is a strong link between driver licencing and employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, according to new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
11/05/2016

Climate change may be accelerating rates of chronic kidney disease caused by dehydration and heat stress, according to a paper appearing in a recent issue of the prestigious Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Media release: 
10/05/2016

The safety of a controversial clot busting drug has been investigated by researchers at The George Institute for Global Health, with results showing a modified dosage can reduce serious bleeding in the brain and improve survival rates.

Media release: 
05/05/2016

The George Institute for Global Health issued the following statement from Executive Director Vlado Perkovic on the Australian Government’s Federal Budget 2016-17.

Media release: 
27/04/2016

One in two Australians are eating more sugar than recommended, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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