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Media release: 
21/04/2016

The George Institute for Global Health has joined health groups around the world calling on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to stop marketing sugary drinks to children.

Media release: 
08/04/2016

Australia’s healthcare system needs to be more transparent and accessible to put consumers at the centre of health decision making, according to a new report.

Media release: 
04/04/2016

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.

Media release: 
01/04/2016

A new study published in The Lancet has revealed more people in the world are obese than underweight and that by 2025 around a fifth of all adults will be obese.

Media release: 
31/03/2016

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.

Media release: 
10/03/2016

It’s an invention that could save millions of lives each year and transform the way kidney disease is treated around the world.

Media release: 
03/03/2016

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.

Media release: 
02/03/2016

Salt intake in Australia has reached critical levels, with adults consuming almost twice the recommended limit.

Media release: 
19/02/2016

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.

Media release: 
19/02/2016

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.

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