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Media release: 
26/10/2009

New research investigating the benefits of young driver education programs has shown that a best practice program in schools was associated with a 44% reduced relative risk of crash in a study released this week.

Media release: 
22/10/2009

The research conducted in Australia and New Zealand reveals that aggressive continuous renal-replacement therapy, a type of dialysis designed to treat severe kidney failure in acutely ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs), does not improve the chances of survival and that lower-intensity dialysis is just as effective.

Media release: 
07/10/2009

Over a third (35%) of patients will recover from chronic low back pain within nine months and four out of 10 (41%) will do so within a year, according to research published on bmj.com today. This is the first study of its kind and the results go against the common view that recovery from an episode of chronic low back pain is unlikely.

Media release: 
29/09/2009

A new Australian study has revealed good news for people with a new bout of back pain. Contrary to the common fear that back pain could indicate serious diseases such as cancer, research conducted by The George Institute shows that low back pain is rarely caused by serious disease.

Media release: 
22/09/2009

Results from Australia’s largest study of young drivers have shown that they are at significant risk of crash on rural roads. According to researchers from The George Institute, young drivers living in rural areas are more likely to be involved in serious crashes than those in urban areas.

Media release: 
21/09/2009

Heart attacks, strokes and other vascular diseases are a major driver of the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians are 2.6 times more likely to die from them.

Media release: 
21/09/2009

Many people are not receiving the best possible care when it comes to managing cardiovascular conditions according to two new Australian research studies. The studies highlight the need for wide scale reform to ensure that people at the highest risk of having a heart attack or stroke are identified early and are provided with optimal care. The studies give a comprehensive snapshot of the state of cardiovascular care in the primary health care system for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Media release: 
18/09/2009

Following the recent release of three major studies into the management of type 2 diabetes there has been uncertainty into the effects of tight glucose control among patients, particularly regarding the prevention of heart attack and stroke.

Media release: 
14/09/2009

Researchers at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney say that in four years, an aspirin a day can prevent 54 deaths, 40 strokes and 40 non-fatal heart attacks for every 1,000 people with kidney disease.

Media release: 
09/09/2009

Australia’s largest study of young drivers has shown that risky driving habits are putting young drivers at a significantly increased risk of crashing, irrespective of their perceptions about road safety. The study surveyed 20,000 young drivers and examined their crashes reported to police. Young drivers involved in the study who said they undertook risky driving were 50% more likely to crash.

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