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Getting older a nightmare for sleep: study

Getting good quality sleep and enough of it has been proven to be a nightmare for older people. It’s well known that as people age, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. New research suggests the ageing process affects the ...

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Ultrasound holds promise for Alzheimer’s

Australian researchers say they have made a promising step in the future treatment of Alzheimer’s disease after discovering ultrasound can effectively and safely deliver drugs to the damaged brain. Scientists at the Queensland Brain Institute found the non-invasive technique successfully ...

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Common antibiotic could treat PTSD

A common antibiotic called doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain and may prove useful in treating or preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research by British and Swiss scientists. In a ...

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Budget snapshot: Key items affecting aged care

SAVINGS MEASURES Aged Care Provider Funding – further revision of the Aged Care Funding Instrument The government will achieve savings of $1.2 billion over four years through changes to the scoring matrix of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) that determines the ...

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