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Media release: 
29/08/2016

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood.

Media release: 
27/07/2016

New research from the George Institute for Global Health, Public Health Foundation and Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India highlights the high levels of salt in packaged food sold in India. The survey, which looked at 5796 packaged food products, revealed huge differences in the salt content of similar foods, with some containing almost 10 times more salt than others, and less than a quarter of products would meet the UK 2017 salt targets.

Media release: 
20/07/2016

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance and secretion, according to a new study.

Media release: 
18/07/2016

Treatment guidelines for patients with hypertension have been updated, with a particular focus on uncomplicated hypertension.

Media release: 
15/06/2016

A new pill designed to reduce the devastating toll of heart disease and stroke in Australia and around the world received a $4.5 million boost today.

Media release: 
31/05/2016

Preliminary findings from a new research program called the   Worker Health and Efficiency (WE) Program reveal that providing Water, Rest and  Shade  (WRS) to workers in extremely hot environments like India can mitigate the ill effects of heat.

Media release: 
24/05/2016

New research from The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney has found that opioid painkillers, a common treatment for low back pain, provide minimal benefit.

Media release: 
23/05/2016

A medication used to treat one of the most common causes of kidney failure reduced the risks of kidney function loss or kidney failure by two thirds, according to a new study.

Media release: 
23/05/2016

People suffering from heart failure should be given the flu vaccine, according to new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
19/05/2016

High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a new study from The George Institute for Global Health.

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