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Media release: 
22/09/2016

Australia has been ranked as the tenth best performing country in meeting global health goals.

Media release: 
13/09/2016

It kills more people than prostate and breast cancer, but six out of ten Australians have never heard of sepsis.

Media release: 
08/09/2016

A program to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to obtain their drivers licence can help reduce incarceration and injury rates and improve the health of communities, a new report has found.

Media release: 
29/08/2016

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood.

Media release: 
12/08/2016

A pioneering project which is transforming the lives of young Aboriginal people by helping them obtain their drivers licence has been awarded more than $270,000 by the NSW Government.

Media release: 
10/08/2016

Parents are unknowingly putting their babies at risk of cot death in a bid to avoid flat head syndrome, new research has shown.

Media release: 
01/08/2016

Health and consumer leaders have released a blueprint for 21st Century Medicare aimed at giving patients greater say in a team-based health care system. 

Media release: 
27/07/2016

New research from the George Institute for Global Health, Public Health Foundation and Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India highlights the high levels of salt in packaged food sold in India. The survey, which looked at 5796 packaged food products, revealed huge differences in the salt content of similar foods, with some containing almost 10 times more salt than others, and less than a quarter of products would meet the UK 2017 salt targets.

Media release: 
20/07/2016

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance and secretion, according to a new study.

Media release: 
18/07/2016

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

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