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Statement issued by The George Institute from Executive Director Vlado Perkovic in response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart:

A drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes produces better renal outcomes, according to new research by The George Institute for Global Health.

"In Australia, we are lucky to have one of the best health care systems in the world, but we still see major inequalities of health outcomes and access. I’m motivated by the idea that we can create a better system that is easier to navigate and uses resources more efficiently, so that more people can access services and the benefit will be improved health."

A project in Western Sydney supported by researchers from The George Institute has been recognised for innovation in delivering integrated care.

The George Institute for Global Health will play a key role in a new collaboration to improve Aboriginal child and adolescent health, thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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

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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.

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded a total of $4.2 million in grants to The George Institute for Global Health to fund projects addressing some of the world's biggest health concerns.

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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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The results of two innovative Aboriginal road safety initiatives were launched at a special event at The George Institute for Global Health today.