The announcement of an expert advisory board to guide the priorities and strategy for the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) has been welcomed by The George Institute for Global Health.
Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, said today’s announcement by the Federal Government promised dramatic improvements in the treatment of people with chronic disease.
A team of Australia’s leading healthcare researchers has been awarded a $9,578,895 program grant from the NHMRC to help reduce unnecessary testing and treatment and increase the wise and appropriate use of healthcare, particularly in the areas of musculoskeletal diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Is salt bad for you? Scientists, it seems, are divided on the issue. Researchers have examined more than 35 years-worth of literature on salt intake and found no consensus on whether a population-wide reduction of salt was associated with better health.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more than one and a half times more likely to be hospitalised for unintentional injuries than non-Aboriginal children new research shows, prompting calls for more targeted child injury prevention programs.