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Swine flu on the rise in Australia

It has arrived much later this winter, but experts say the swine flu is now on Australia’s doorstep. Transmission of the H1N1 virus has been elevated in New Zealand for several weeks, the Influenza Specialist Group (ISG) reports, and a ...

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Bush health boosted with booklet launch

Manual to provide “realistic advice” to rural health workers. A new approach to diagnosing and managing common and clinically important health conditions in remote Australia has been outlined in the latest release of a specialist practitioner book. The Alice Springs-based ...

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Positive moves afoot in Victoria

State Government congratulated for positive ageing framework and free public transport for seniors. The Council on the Ageing (COTA) has welcomed the ‘Ageing in Victoria’ framework released last week by the Victorian Government. It has congratulated minister for seniors Lisa ...

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When young meets old

Providers continue to see positive benefits from community-based intergenerational projects. An intergenerational mosaic program at Villa Maria in Bundoora is enabling older people and students to work together to create new skills, impressive artworks and solid friendships. Villa Maria Bundoora ...

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Diet linked to Diabetes

New research suggests you really should eat your greens. Eating more spinach and other green leafy vegetables can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has said. The research wades into ...

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Hats off to carers

Survey shows community recognises and values quality care provided to seniors. New research has found the overwhelming majority of people value those who work with older people. Two out of three people have personally experienced or know someone who has ...

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