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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.

Media release: 
07/12/2017

This Christmas, partygoers might think they’re eating healthily when they reach for crackers and dip. But new research released today shows that some dips are saltier than seawater, and several cracker-dip combinations deliver more than half a day’s worth of salt in just one serve.

 
Media release: 
06/12/2017

A ground breaking project to tackle the leading cause of hospitalisation for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been given a $3 million boost.

Media release: 
06/12/2017

The George Institute for Global Health has been awarded $4 million in the latest round of funding announced by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Media release: 
03/11/2017

On 3 November 2017, on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of The George Institute, China (GI China), a symposium entitled ‘Innovations in Research and Health Care’ was successfully held in Beijing, organized by Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) and UNSW Sydney, with the technical support of GI China.  

Media release: 
03/11/2017

To celebrate 10 years of The George Institute for Global Health being established in China, the 2017 John Yu Oration celebratory event was hosted by The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) in Beijing on 3 November. Over 130 distinguished guests, including policymakers, members of the health and business sectors, and diplomats, academics and scientists participated.

Media release: 
01/11/2017

The George Institute (GI) for Global Health China has been invited by UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales) to participate in a mini-roadshow on 1 November, organized as part of the Torch High Technology Development Centre of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, to discuss innovations in digital health to improve the health of older people. 

Media release: 
15/10/2017

More than 150,000 Australian deaths could be prevented if the energy content of sugary drinks was cut by around a third.

Media release: 
12/10/2017

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be significantly reduced by eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, a new study suggests.

Media release: 
03/10/2017

It’s a 900-million-dollar industry taking over our supermarket aisles, but some ready meals contain more than an entire day’s worth of salt in a single serve and according to new research published today, they’re getting saltier.

 

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