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Release date: 
01/09/2014

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. 

Ms Yuan MA is a doctoral student at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center. She has been with the Institute for two years as intern and will further her study at Queen Mary University, London.

Release date: 
26/08/2014

“By pooling data on one million mothers and babies, we hope to see connections that have not been evident before and find a way to prevent childhood cancer.”

Rohina Joshi is a senior research fellow in the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Release date: 
25/08/2014

Preeminent global medical researcher Terry Dwyer revolutionised the world’s approach to SIDS. Now, he is bringing the world’s largest childhood cancer research project to an Australian-based medical research institute in Britain.

Release date: 
15/08/2014

It is estimated that 1.65 million deaths each year are a direct consequence of eating too much salt, which is known to increase blood pressure – a risk factor for stroke and heart attack, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Release date: 
15/08/2014

A systematic review by The George Institute for Global Health finds that the task-sharing model has considerable potential in India and other low and middle income countries.

FoodSwitch UK, the smartphone application launched by the Food Policy Group at The George Institute for Global Health, is one of three apps to win the Public Health England (PHE) Health X initiative competition.

Release date: 
15/08/2014

In a landmark study published in The Lancet today, a global team of researchers has shown that if doctors simply changed the way they determine who to administer blood pressure-lowering treatment to, many less people would die or suffer serious heart conditions.

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