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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.

Two George Institute researchers have just received funding from the Medical Research Futures Fund to further understanding into sepsis survival and improve outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease.

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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.

"mHealth has the potential to improve prevention of heart disease by delivering interventions via mobile devices to provide information, motivation, and reinforcement for patients with heart disease to achieve a healthy lifestyle and adhere to life-saving cardiovascular medications."

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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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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.


Statement from Professor Robyn Norton, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health and Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Australia:

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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).

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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.

Almost $2 million has been awarded from the NHMRC to an innovative program aimed at improving the treatment of mental health issues in India and overcoming stigma.