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Alzheimer’s app reaches No 1 on charts

Advocates say the popularity of the new brain healthy app shows Australians are keen to reduce their risk of developing dementia. Alzheimer’s Australia reports that its brain healthy app has reached number one in the Australian App Store with 41,000 ...

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Discovery on golden staph

Research leads to new understanding of how the bug resists antibiotics. Scientists report they have discovered how the golden staph bug changes its DNA to resist antibiotics. Golden staph, also known as Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that can cause ...

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Providers converge for ACAA

National conference underway on the Gold Coast, with program influenced by prospects of reform. Will the perception of aged care change over the next decade? How will service delivery be impacted? These are among the pertinent questions that will be ...

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Experiences count in warding off dementia

A Sydney academic is testing an international expert’s theory on why some people develop dementia and others don’t. While scientists are yet to work out why some people ward off brain conditions like dementia as they age, experts now say ...

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Toyota latest to develop healthcare robots

Manufacturers are now competing to develop gadgets for the health care sector, prompted by the ageing population. Global manufacturer Toyota has unveiled its ambitions for high-tech health care displaying experimental robots that it says can lift disabled patients from their ...

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Customer comes first

IRT’s customer service recognised at national awards. A major aged care provider has been recogisned for delivering quality customer service, picking up a national award last week. IRT was announced as a national winner in the not-for-profit category at the ...

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Diabetes on the rise

New diabetes figures show Queensland is rocketing ahead of other states when it comes to the number of new cases of the deadly disease. Rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes rose 37 per cent in Queensland in the ...

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