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The nutrient that helps you age better

From exercising to working on crossword puzzles, most older Australians are doing their best to stay healthy as they age. However, the importance of getting enough fibre into their daily diet is often overlooked. So, what is fibre and why ...

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More options for an ACFI replacement laid out

Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has released a new report canvassing options to modify the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). The report, Review of the Aged Care Funding Instrument, was prepared by research and analysis company Applied Aged Care Solutions ...

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Freeman, Kennerley make no bones about fractures

Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman and television icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley are urging politicians and their constituents to ‘Know Your Bones’ this World Osteoporosis Day. The ambassadors also staged a photo call with politicians at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday following ...

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Awareness of dementia ‘shockingly low’

A new survey of the general public has revealed shockingly low awareness and understanding of dementia, says the peak body representing people with the condition. The survey of more than 1,000 people found more than 80 per cent of Australians ...

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