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Social media linked to successful ageing

A new Facebook application, developed by researchers at the Australian National University, is shedding light on how Australia’s elderly use social networking to connect with family and friends. Called Australian Seniors’ Online Networks (AuSON), the application has the potential to ...

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A social way to recruit

Many employers are turning to the internet and its various networks to find the people they need. By Kate Crawshaw As the size of Australia’s ageing population and demand for care increase, the already challenging task of finding qualified nurses ...

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Being tech savvy helps health

Older adults who adopt new skills as they age will improve confidence, health, enjoy richer levels of social and civic engagement and are more resilient to stressors and crises, says a new report. “In order for people to remain integrated ...

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Online doctors should look the part

A Curtin University study has shown that doctors who wish to earn their client’s trust while conducting online consultations should wear a stethoscope and surround themselves with medical tools of the trade. The six-month e-health research project was undertaken by ...

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NBN helps virtual classroom

Vocational education and training health students in regional Western Australia are among the first in the country to trial a “remote learning” classroom via the national broadband network. During the five-month pilot program, clinical simulations have been captured in Perth ...

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Mobile phone app helps people budget

A new tool to track spending may be useful for those nearing retirement. The government has released the MoneySmart TrackMySpend smartphone app to help Australians track their spending and better manage their finances. This is one of a suite of ...

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RAM can save real money

Having access to a personal computer lowers or decreases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in older men by up to 40 per cent, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia. Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida and his ...

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Being tech savvy boosts health

Older adults who adopt new skills as they age will improve confidence, health, enjoy richer levels of social and civic engagement and are more resilient to stressors and crises, says a new report Linking Rural Older People To Community Through ...

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