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PSA test guidelines approved

New clinical practice guidelines, released this week, will set evidence-based recommendations for using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to assess prostate cancer risk and manage test-detected patients. The recommendations in PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-detected Prostate ...

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Depression linked to risk of back pain

People with depression are 60 per cent more likely to develop lower back pain in their lifetime, new research has found. It also found the risk of lower back pain increased in patients with more severe levels of depression. The ...

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Lifeline keeps looking to do more

More can be done to help older Australians who may be feeling discriminated against for their age or experiencing chronic illness, or who are depressed or lonely, support service Lifeline has said. Lifeline spokesperson Dominic Lavers said it’s important that older ...

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