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A new study, funded by The Fred Hollows Foundation and The George Institute for Global Health shows that one year after receiving a cataract operation 17% fewer patients in Vietnam experienced hardship than before their operation. This meant that they were more able to pay household bills, rent and medical expenses, contributing to a major improvement in their overall quality of life.
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Australian researchers have discovered that the reductions in heart events and death, from using blood pressure-lowering drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes, persist for many years after treatment has stopped.
Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE, an internationally renowned scientist and one of Australia’s national living treasures, delivered the 2014 John Yu Oration hosted by The George Institute for Global Health, highlighting the important strides already made and required in the future to fight against infectious diseases.