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Study to probe diabetes, dementia link

Australian researchers will conduct a “world first” study to advance understanding of the progression of diabetic complications in people with type 2 diabetes. Understanding why people with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of dementia and heart failure will ...

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WA signs deal with feds to run NDIS

The West Australian government will hand over control of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to the Commonwealth. The NDIS had been run by the state under the previous Barnett Liberal-National government, the only Australian state to do so. Joining the ...

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Queue for home care grows

The number of senior Australians seeking home care packages has grown by 14 per cent in just the last quarter, new data shows. LASA chief executive Sean Rooney said the figures released by the Department of Health prove the need ...

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COTA commends new Diversity Framework

COTA has commended the government for releasing a Diversity Framework to support the needs of older Australians last week. Chief executive Ian Yates said the framework would ensure that all seniors, irrespective of background, have choice and control when it ...

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