The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

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A new analysis from the largest study of type 2 diabetes treatments has shown that while atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat) is relatively common in patients with type 2 diabetes and substantially increases risk of death, these patients can be better protected against death by intensive blood pressure lowering treatment. The findings are published today in the European Heart Journal.

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For the first time, Australian researchers at The George Institute have identified that blood pressure lowering treatment significantly reduces the risk of death for dialysis patients, as published online today in the Lancet.

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A combination of two blood pressure lowering treatments has significantly reduced the risk of kidney disease among patients with type 2 diabetes. The findings, reported by The George Institute for Global Health reveal that blood pressure lowering is beneficial to all patients with diabetes, even for patients with normal blood pressure levels.

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Results of a new survey show that many fast food meals contain far more salt than the government’s recommended daily maximum. Published today by the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) the survey reviewed salt levels in a range of foods sold by six major fast food chains (KFC, Hungry Jack’s, Oporto, Red Rooster, Subway and McDonald’s). Most products contained excessive quantities of salt.

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The first survey of global public and private investment into R&D for new products for neglected diseases has found that funding was over US$ 2.5 billion in 2007.

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On Wednesday 4 February 2009, The George Institute will announce the first-year results of an international survey reviewing global public and private investment into R&D for new products for neglected diseases.