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Facial recognition pain tool rolling out nationally

A tool that uses facial recognition software to detect pain in the elderly and people with dementia is making its way across Australian residential aged care villages. Known as PainChek, its national rollout via Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is now underway ...

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Vitamin B3 could treat glaucoma

A humble vitamin B3 supplement could be the key to treating glaucoma, new research has found. Melbourne’s Centre for Eye Research Australia is in the midst of conducting a world-first human trial that uses vitamin B3 to treat the disease of ...

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Pressure injury prevention sore spot for students

Nursing students aren’t aware of some strategies to prevent pressure injuries but feel it falls on them to help out, a survey has found. Researchers from the University of New England (UNE) quizzed undergraduate nursing students across seven Australian universities ...

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