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Sleep link to depression probed

Sufferers of sleep apnoea report higher rates of depression, anxiety and stress, new research finds. Depression and stress are widespread in the community at the same time as many Australians suffer from undetected sleep disorders, and research now suggests the ...

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Grey is the new black

New essay calls for strong leadership and policy to promote positive ageing for all Australians. Despite the fact Australia is becoming a ‘grey nation’, with a well-publicised ageing population, policy and media discussion continues to deliver a negative message about ...

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There are many roads that lead to Rome

The debate about having one peak body misses the greater point, says Sandra Hills. Lucy Morris, CEO of Baptist Care, supports the need for the not-for-profit sector to have our own distinctive voice (INsite, 18 October). This means a future ...

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Commitment to change

Provider recognised for continued efforts to improve mental health of older people at risk. A South Australian provider’s efforts to raise the profile of older people with mental health issues in the community have been recognised. Helping Hand Aged Care ...

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The golden years?

Australian researchers putting retirement under the microscope. The challenges faced by recent retirees are changing how we plan for, and expect to experience retirement in the future, according to academics working on a new study. Associate Professor Leisa Sargent and ...

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Blissful ignorance

Much like the general public, the medical profession displays a lack of knowledge about the impending diabetes ‘tsunami’, researcher warns. More proof of Australia’s looming diabetes “tsunami” has emerged along with signs many of those affected are ignoring the seriousness ...

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More nurses in the bush: AIHW

The number of doctors in regional areas is falling, while the number of nurses is on the rise, new figures show. Regional areas of Australia are still struggling to attract doctors with the shortage often being filled by nurses, new ...

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Mundy moves on

ACSA announces CEO Greg Mundy to leave organisation in December. Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has announced the planned departure of long-standing CEO, Greg Mundy. After 10 years leading ACSA Mundy is leaving in December to pursue other career ...

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