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A message from Professor Patsy Yates

To celebrate National Palliative Care Week, Palliative Care Australia is making end-of-life care everyone’s business. Throughout our lives, every one of us will experience the loss of someone close, whether a family member, neighbour or friend. At some point we ...

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Killing stress

With work-related mental health issues on the rise, it seems a fitting time to address workplace stress prevention.  In a perfect world, we would all have a job that is without stress of any kind – we would have the ...

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Stop infections spreading

Wash your hands of infectious diseases. This is the call of the World Health Organisation’s campaign for yesterday’s World Hand Hygiene Day, which aimed to promote simple, low cost and effective infection control and prevention in hospitals, primary care settings ...

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Sounding out silence

Seniors live up to seven years in “silence” before seeking help for loss of hearing, said audiologist Jawan Haydar from National Hearing Care. “We estimate seniors are waiting on average about seven years from the time they first experience symptoms ...

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Blood toxin link to Alzheimer’s

Toxins in the brain that build up because the natural blood pumping mechanism has failed may be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Monash University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Washington, are exploring ways to ...

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Beating the fear of falling

Researchers are calling for programs to restore people’s confidence after an accident. Amie Larter reports Falls and fall prevention have been well documented in recent years, as Australia realises the significant strain this common problem has on the health system. ...

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