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Gout on the rise, underdiagnosed in aged care

Gout is a condition that affects approximately 187,000 Australians yearly. The global prevalence of gout is increasing and is highest in the Australasia region. More prevalent in older people, instances of gout peak in the age bracket 75–84 years (up to ...

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New 3D pressure injury research underway

Recent estimates put the cost of pressure injuries to the health system at $983 million per annum, representing approximately 1.9 per cent of all public hospital expenditure or 0.6 per cent of the public recurrent health expenditure. In aged care, the average daily ...

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Can we reverse the brain’s ageing?

A new study has found that we can train our brains to be better at multitasking as we age with some simple practice. As we age, multi-tasking becomes more troublesome. Keeping a conversation while completing another task can be difficult, ...

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