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Aspirin under the microscope

Major new study to examine aspirin’s potential to improve the health of older Australians. Aspirin has long posed a headache for medical experts, about whether it should play a leading role in the effort to reduce heart attack and stroke ...

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Volunteers head into the community

Victorian provider launches pilot community volunteering program. Residential aged care providers have long been aware of the benefits volunteers bring to residential facilities. But now, a prominent Victorian provider is looking to recruit volunteers to its community care operations. Leading ...

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New CEO for BCS announced

Former CFO, Ross Low, takes the reins. Baptist Community Services – NSW & ACT (BCS) has announced the appointment of Ross Low as its new CEO. Low succeeds Dr June Heinrich, who retired on Friday. An extensive search process for ...

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The earlier, the better

Public education is central aim of dementia awareness week. What are the early warning signs of dementia and the benefits of early diagnosis are among the topics to be discussed by an internationally recognised authority on ageing at an upcoming ...

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Getting to grips with the issues

Prominent consulting firms come together to discuss ways of overcoming financial and legal issues facing the industry. National accounting firm Bentleys will join with legal firm Carne Reidy Herd and governance consultants Community Business Australia to present a seminar this ...

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Internship shortage for doctors slammed

AMA says the shortage will have implications for health care provision. The internship shortage for medical students has reached crisis point, says the Australian Medical Association (AMA). Faced with a growing ageing population, the AMA says the shortage could have ...

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Aevum back to profit

Retirement village operator says it is open to considering a ‘substantially higher offer’ from Stockland. Takeover target Aevum Ltd has returned to profit and wants to expand further in the eastern states, which it says illustrates the “inadequacy” of Stockland ...

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‘Dangerously strained’

Coroner highlights lack of resources and coordination in NSW health services. Neglected by her family and failed by “dangerously strained” health services, an intellectually handicapped young indigenous woman spent her dying days whimpering in pain, a coroner has found. Kate ...

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