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Media release: 
05/04/2018

Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco are a powerful response to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of evidence on expenditure, behaviour and socio-economic status, published today in The Lancet.

Media release: 
14/03/2018

A sausage in bread could be considered Australia’s national dish. But with Australians wolfing down 1.1 billion snags a year, containing 1500 tonnes of salt, it’s putting our health at risk.

Media release: 
12/03/2018

An Australian-first study by Cancer Council NSW has revealed that kilojoule content in foods from some of Australia’s top fast food chains have remained the same since menu labelling became compulsory in 2012, despite rising obesity rates. 

Media release: 
08/03/2018

It’s known as the silent killer and takes more lives than the annual road toll.

Media release: 
01/03/2018

Nestle announced today the removal of its controversial 4.5 Health Star Rating for Milo pending the outcome of the Federal Government’s review of the HSR system.

Media release: 
28/02/2018

Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a proportionately greater risk of experiencing a heart attack than men who have a similar ‘apple shape’, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

Media release: 
22/02/2018

They’re billed by ALDI as the best school lunch box essentials, but an analysis of its back to school processed snack range has found many are high in sugar, salt and saturated fat.

 
Media release: 
29/01/2018

Australian men are ingesting almost twice the recommended maximum daily intake of salt, with women not far behind, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Media release: 
19/01/2018

The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Media release: 
11/12/2017

The NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Honourable Brad Hazzard MP, visited The George Institute, China on 7 December with a health and medical delegation led by the Minister in China as part of the NSW-Guangdong Joint Economic Meeting (JEM) on 5 December. The Secretary of NSW Health, Elizabeth Koff, and Special Envoy to China, Dr Jim Harrowell AM also attended.

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