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New South Wales Minister for Health and Medical Research The Hon Brad Hazzard has announced Ellen Medical Devices, the developer of The George Institute’s affordable dialysis system, as a recipient of a grant from the 2018 NSW Medical Devices Fund.

Media release: 
09/08/2018

The George Institute welcomes the closure of the ‘as prepared’ loophole as a step forward in ensuring healthier food choices for all Australians. 

Media release: 
09/08/2018

Food giants including PepsiCo, Mondelez and General Mills are failing to use Health Star Ratings (HSR) across any of their packaged food products, according to the results of a new study.

Director of Research Strategy and Services, Peter Dolnik, represented The George Institute at an important roundtable discussion as part of the Inquiry into Australia’s Research Funding on 7 August in Sydney.

Deputy Director Professor Bruce Neal appeared before the Senate Select Committee on behalf of The George Institute for Global Health to discuss solutions to the growing epidemic.

Event
Wednesday, 1 August, 2018 - 09:30

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

The George Institute Australia, has hosted a special in-depth conversation between The Hon. Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, facilitated by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute Australia, on the future of healthcare in Australia. Over 150 stakeholders convened from across the healthcare sector to listen to Labour’s plan for a healthy Australia. In her remarks, Ms King focused on the importance of addressing the growing burden of chronic disease in Australia, primary care reform and health equity.

Event
Tuesday, 24 July, 2018 - 07:30 to 09:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

Media release: 
20/07/2018

A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.

Researchers from The George Institute also found diabetes conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer.

Media release: 
17/07/2018

The CREDENCE trial, investigating a breakthrough treatment for chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes, has been ended early after benefit was demonstrated at an interim analysis.

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