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Virus response sidelined disability sector

Australians with disabilities have felt sidelined or ignored altogether throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates say the government’s refusal to increase the disability pension, despite doubling the dole, also created extra pressures. Federal politicians have been told some elements of the ...

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Red light could improve over-40s’ eyesight

A small LED torch that emits deep red light and costs just STG12 ($A22) to make could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said. A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown ...

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Obesity in over-50s linked to dementia

People in their 50s who are obese have a 31 per cent increased risk of dementia later in life compared with those of the same age with normal weight, a new study suggests. Scientists from University College London, who conducted ...

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