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Aspirin could improve healing in legs

Current Australian research is looking at whether aspirin can improve the healing rates of venous leg ulcerations (VLU) in older adults. Lead researcher Dr Carolina Weller from Monash University said: “Current best practice involves compression bandaging therapy; however, 30–50 per ...

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Nursing placements model gets first feedback

A school that spreads out aged-care work placements across the semesters for those enrolled in a bachelor of nursing has had its first cohort of students provide feedback about the approach. RSL LifeCare, Narrabeen and the Australian Catholic University’s School of ...

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Learn about dementia in the homeless

Homelessness and dementia will be the focus of a series of free seminars hosted by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, in partnership with Homelessness NSW. The seminars will be on Wednesday, May 27, in Sydney and on Thursday, May 28, in Wollongong, with ...

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MyCareManager: services from a distance

A new eHealth platform is set to provide aged-care staff and residents with online medical updates and personalised information. Telstra Health has launched MyCareManager, developed in conjunction with community care specialists and Telstra Health subsidiary HealthConnex. The platform is expected to help carers ...

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Tech talk breakdowns costly

Shortfalls in the consultation between patient advocates and government on healthcare tech funding must be improved, researchers from the University of Adelaide have argued. Dr Jackie Street, senior lecturer in public health said patient organisations are not being effectively engaged, ...

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