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Older Australians urged to find time for bowel screening

People are too busy to participate in the national bowel screening program even though the three-minute test could save their life. Data released on Monday shows 40 per cent of respondents who received the free and potentially life-saving bowel cancer ...

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How do GPs feel about visiting RACFs?

No nursing home visiting! This line struck Dr Russell Pearson as he was reading an advertisement for practices looking for GPs, as it was put forward as an incentive for jobseekers. “I was astonished,” Pearson said. “It made me wonder ...

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Staying nourished with Parkinson’s disease

Research estimates that more than 110,000 Australians may be living with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by reduced control of fine motor skills, tremors, slowness of movements, impaired mobility, swallowing issues and impaired speech. As a result, staying nourished ...

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