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Dealing with norovirus

The elderly are at even greater risk than ever of contracting gastroenteritis. But this pandemic can be averted with the help of health professionals.  The so-called ‘Sydney 2012’ strain of norovirus is behind the recent gastro-pandemic in the UK, with ...

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Preventative eating for Alzheimer’s

Paying attention to diet and nutrition always has its rewards.  “As for people of any age and with or without a health condition like Alzheimer’s disease, a healthy and balanced diet is necessary for optimal brain function,” says Glenn Rees, ...

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Elder abuse ‘prevalent’

Coinciding with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the National Ageing Research Institute has called for elder abuse to be placed on the national agenda.  According to clinical associate professor at NARI Briony Dow, Australia should take elder abuse more seriously, ...

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$9 million boost to dementia research

Queensland premier Campbell Newman has announced a $9 million boost in funding for research on dementia. The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CADR) at the University of Queensland will receive this funding increase over the next five years. Based ...

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Why all the hype about vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency does not display obvious symptoms, nor is it often diagnosed, by doctors. But without treatment it can have significant health effects. Vitamin D is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood; crucial for bone and ...

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