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Golden staph infections rising in Victoria, WA

The rate of golden staph infections is on the rise in Victoria and Western Australia, with men and older Aussies more likely to fall victim, research reveals. Doherty Institute experts found Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections acquired in the community had ...

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Aged care royal commission: day one

“The hallmark of a civilised society is how it treats its most vulnerable people and our elderly are often amongst our most physically, emotionally and financially vulnerable.” These were some of the final words from commissioner Richard Tracey on the ...

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2019: What’s in store for the aged care sector

MYEFO funding increases, the workforce strategy taskforce, aged care quality standards legislation and, most importantly, public awareness. These are some positives to come from a tough 2018 for the aged care sector, according to industry representatives. For the coming year, ...

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Baby Boomers increasingly hitting the bottle

Scientists have highlighted what they believe is a worrying new trend of more older Aussies drinking alcohol at “potentially problematic levels”. Not only is there an increase in the number of older drinkers in the past year, but more are ...

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