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Victoria records 317 coronavirus cases

Victoria has reported two more deaths and 317 coronavirus cases, making it Australia’s largest daily increase during the pandemic. Two men in their 80s have died, bringing the total deaths in the state to 29 and upping the national toll ...

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Royal commission to extend into 2021

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has granted the aged care royal commission’s request for an extension. Originally meant to wrap up November, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will now deliver its final report by 26 February, 2021. ...

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Project to make the most of aged care data

Valuable data routinely collected in residential aged care is being lost because providers are gathering and recording it in different ways. That’s the issue a team of Australian researchers are hoping to overcome with the Aged Care Data Compare project. ...

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Neurotic traits linked to dementia risk

New Australian research is looking at potential links between certain personality traits and the development of dementia. After an initial study suggested individuals with higher neurotic traits are more at risk of developing dementia, Associate Professor Hamid Sohrabi is looking ...

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