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Patients moved from troubled SA aged care home

All residents at a troubled Adelaide nursing home catering to elderly dementia patients have now been moved to new accommodation. South Australian mental health minister Leesa Vlahos says the relocation effectively decommissions the Makk and McLeay wards at the state-run ...

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Cancer has biggest health burden: report

Cancer robs Australians of more years of life than any other disease, according to a new analysis. A report released Wednesday 14 June 2017 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows while it’s burden has lessened, cancer ...

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Daily dose of aspirin can be lethal for over-75s

Taking a daily low dose of aspirin to prevent blood clots can be disabling or even lethal for people aged 75-and-over with a history of heart attacks or strokes, scientists have warned. The risk of internal bleeding caused by swallowing ...

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Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart attack

A drug commonly used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes has been shown to protect them against serious heart problems like heart attack and stroke. It also significantly slows the progression of renal disease, according to a large study ...

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NSW palliative care to get $100m boost

Palliative Care NSW has welcomed news the sector will receive dozens of new nurses, training for hundreds of staff and better resourced end-of-life care in regional communities throughout the state as part of a record $100 million spend. Thirty dedicated ...

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New Zealand likely to legalise euthanasia

Euthanasia could be legal in New Zealand in less than a year with legislation to come before parliament in as little as a few weeks. The End of Life Choice Bill was plucked at random from the members’ ballot on ...

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