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Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 - 07:00

State Library of NSW

Wherever there is human activity there is misconduct. In regard to scientific research works, since research is a global activity research misconduct is no doubt a worldwide problem.

In an era where the increasing burden of disease and disability from chronic diseases such as back pain, stroke and diabetes, have major socio economic implications, current models of healthcare are not sustainable; and with Australia's national health expenditure expected to reach $246 billion by 2033, more innovative and cost effective approaches to healthcare are urgently needed. The work of Dr Manuela Ferreira explores this important question.

Media release: 
26/03/2013

The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Centre on Population Sodium Reduction. The Centre will undertake research and support to countries to implement cost effective strategies to reduce population sodium intake.

Today, National Close the Gap Day, is about recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face some of the most challenging health circumstances in Australia, and taking action to change this.

Jake began his Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney in 2012. Aside from Injury prevention, he is also interested in suicide prevention, social and emotional wellbeing and other areas such as violence prevention. We asked him why helping young licensed drivers is so important and what motivates his research.

Media release: 
20/03/2013

Long distance commercial drivers who consume caffeinated substances such as coffee to stay awake while driving are significantly less likely to crash than those who do not, even though they drive longer distances and sleep less, finds a study published today on bmj.com.

Children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours according to the results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy clinical trial in East Africa published in BMC Medicine on 14 March.

Media release: 
11/03/2013

New research published today by CHOICE Australia reveals that many children's foods have unacceptably high-levels of salt with some products saltier than the adult equivalent.

Diseases that dominate the 21st century need a 21st century approach in the way we design and conduct clinical trials. To meet this need, George Clinical is primarily focused on large-scale studies with high-impact outcomes, particularly where smaller pre-registration trials need to be expanded to larger populations.

Having confidence that proven treatments will work in 'the real world' is a high priority for healthcare organisations, especially in low and middle-income countries where there is a large burden of chronic disease.

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