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Electrical current may help with aphasia

Electrical stimulation therapy may benefit people experiencing aphasia following a stroke, recent research has found. The University of Queensland worked with the department of neurology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, to test the benefits of transcranial direct ...

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Next-generation ‘liquid biopsy’ in works

A new technique to identify cancerous organs via a blood test may be available to health professionals in the next few years. The approach, termed plasma DNA tissue mapping, has been likened by researchers to performing a CT scan of the blood. ...

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Abuse entrenched, far-reaching: survey

A new survey of aged-care workers in NSW has highlighted abuse as a far-reaching and complex issue, one that is unlikely to be resolved without a co-ordinated federal and state approach. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association report Who Will Keep ...

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Stakeholders react as consumers gain even more choice

Consumers will be able to take the care package they’re eligible for to the provider of their choice under a new system the government has introduced to Parliament. Instead of government allocating aged-care service providers for people, individuals will be able select a provider and, ...

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