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Media release: 
22/06/2017

A trial involving more than 11,000 patients has revealed sitting up or lying flat after a stroke makes no difference to their recovery.

Media release: 
13/06/2017

A drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes has also been revealed to significantly reduce the risk of both cardiovascular and kidney disease.

Media release: 
29/05/2017

Sepsis, one of the most prevalent but misdiagnosed, deadly diseases has been established as a global priority by the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Media release: 
26/05/2017

Two of Australia’s biggest medical research organisations, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) and The George Institute for Global Health, have entered a new strategic partnership to dramatically boost medical research in Australia and overseas which will contribute to the kind of high impact insights and outcomes that will transform lives around the world.

Media release: 
24/05/2017

The George Institute for Global Health has welcomed the appointment of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Media release: 
02/05/2017

South Africa is on track to meet mandatory salt targets, according to analysis of more than 11,000 packaged foods. But, the study by The George Institute for Global Health found many commonly eaten products including bread, sausages and crisps still contained high levels of salt just months before the new limits were introduced in 2016.

Media release: 
23/03/2017

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
10/02/2017

A small but clinically important trial of a new ultra-low dose four-in-one pill to treat high blood pressure has produced remarkable results.

Media release: 
02/02/2017

The George Institute’s FoodSwitch program has been selected to participate in LAUNCH Food – a global challenge to improve health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices.

Media release: 
02/02/2017

Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

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