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New research funding announced

Almost $450 million in NHMRC research grants. Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler has announced $447.5 million for medical research, though the National Health and Medical Research Council. Butler made the announcement while opening two new research facilities ...

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Surgery risks high for seniors: study

One in 20 elderly Australians who undergo surgery die within a month of going under the knife, new research finds. A major review of operations performed in Australian and New Zealand hospitals has found 5 per cent of patients aged ...

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Promises, promises

Victorian political parties make a play for the grey vote in state election. The Victorian government has made a bid to secure seniors’ votes in this month’s state election, promising energy bill assistance and stamp duty relief for pensioners. The ...

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$15 million boost to Alzheimer’s research

Brumby commits to advance promising drug treatment for dementia Victorian Premier John Brumby has announced a $15 million grant to support scientists researching a drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The research conducted by the Mental Health Research Institute has won ...

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Provider looks to digital future

Helping Hand will launch a digital lifestyles project to improve the social connection and care of clients. A pilot project by South Australian provider Helping Hand will explore relationship building and the delivery of support services in a digital environment. ...

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New recruits

Nurses join aged care workforce from new graduate program The first cohort of registered nurses have successfully completed Bupa Care’s new graduate nursing program in aged care. The one year program, run in conjunction with The College of Nursing is ...

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Health reforms pass

COAG health deal legislation makes it way through Parliament. The first of the government’s proposed health reforms has been approved by parliament’s lower house after all six crossbench MPs voted with Labor. Draft laws will allow the Australian Commission for ...

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