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Reward for working pensioners

Pensioners will be able to earn more without losing their pension in an attempt by the Federal Government to keep them in the workforce for longer An incentive-based program that rewards pensioners for re-entering or staying longer at work will ...

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E-health records on track, says Roxon

The government will be responsible for managing records containing only an overview of a patient’s medical history, not every piece of information The federal government is likely to manage a national database to store the summaries of electronic health records ...

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World’s oldest man dies

Walter Breuning dies aged 114 at US retirement home Walter Breuning, the world’s oldest man and second-oldest person, has died in the US, aged 114. Breuning died of natural causes in a Montana hospital, said a spokeswoman for the retirement ...

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Dementia discovery

US research shows shrinking of brain could be early signal of dementia People with Alzheimer’s disease may start experiencing shrinking of parts of the brain as many as 10 years before the degenerative condition is diagnosed, a new US study ...

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COTA responds to family home survey

CPSA stands by its statements that two thirds of Australians reject “the notion that anyone should be forced to sell or reverse mortgage their home to access aged care”. Darragh O Keeffe and Natasha Egan report. The Productivity Commission’s recommendations ...

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Calls for boost to mental health

Andrew Wilkie wants increase of $3 billion for mental health, AMA says it should be $5 billion Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has called on the government to find $3 billion for mental health in the federal budget. Under an agreement ...

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New treatments needed

Bariatric surgery should be looked at for curbing escalating numbers of Type 2 diabetes, Australian expert says Clinicians need to consider weight-loss surgery as a course of action against the biggest epidemics in human history, obesity and Type 2 diabetes, ...

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International project launched

A major collaboration has been formed to discover and map the genes that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. The launch of the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project (IGAP) has been announced by a multi-national group of researchers. The collaborative effort, spanning ...

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