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Media release: 
04/09/2013

A study of more than 153,000 people across 17 countries has found that close to half of those with hypertension are unaware they have the condition, which is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity globally.

Media release: 
04/09/2013

People are much more likely to take preventive medicines if they’re combined in one pill, an international study has found. The findings are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Media release: 
29/05/2013

A landmark study has revealed a new way to treat intracerebral haemorrhage which stands to help millions of people worldwide. The George Institute for Global Health study found that intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage, the most serious type of stroke, reduced the risk of major disability and improved chances of recovery by as much as 20 per cent.

Media release: 
21/05/2013

Young drivers who do not sleep enough are at significant risk of having a car crash, according to a new study published today in JAMA Paediatrics. Sleeping less on weekends puts young drivers at greater risk of having a car crash at night, as well as having an increased chance of run-off-road crashes.

Media release: 
17/05/2013

The Heart Foundation and The George Institute for Global Health say it is time for clinical practice to align with 21st century research findings according to a paper delivered at the Heart Foundation Conference in Adelaide today.

Media release: 
20/03/2013

Long distance commercial drivers who consume caffeinated substances such as coffee to stay awake while driving are significantly less likely to crash than those who do not, even though they drive longer distances and sleep less, finds a study published today on bmj.com.

Media release: 
23/10/2012

The George Institute and Peking University Health Science Center sign MOUAfter eight years of collaboration and friendship and two years of negotiations, The George Institute for Global Health and Peking University Health Science Center officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently at the Peking University campus.

Media release: 
26/03/2012

A new report from The George Institute for Global Health shows that dietary salt could be cut by 5 grams a day by switching to healthier foods. This would reduce stroke risk by one quarter and save thousands of lives in Australia each year.

Media release: 
17/12/2010

The George Institute for Global Health has announced that Susan Murray, outgoing General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation is to join The George Institute as Executive Director of The George Foundation in February 2011.

Media release: 
18/08/2010

The George Institute for Global Health has called for a plan to reduce energy, salt and saturated fat in all fast food at a Fast Food Forum, held today by the New South Wales Government.

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