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Social media a weapon against isolation

Social media helps ease the loneliness of elders, says University of Sydney research. Social isolation can be a significant problem, especially for those who are house-bound, said Professor Robert Steele, chair of the University’s Discipline of Health Informatics. Steele led ...

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Free app helps prostate patients

Treatment assistance for men with advanced prostate cancer is now available via an iPhone app. Simply called “adt”, which stands for androgen deprivation therapy, the free app is described as the first of its kind. It provides patients with automated ...

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Keep using the tablets

Being connected to a doctor or nurse via a mobile device is a boon, especially for those who want to live away from cities. By Gary Denman While mobile devices have been in use for decades, few could have foreseen ...

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Medication in internet age

Service providers are researching ways to better monitor the delivery of drugs to the elderly, especially those who wish to stay at home. By Amie Larter Better medicine management is a new national priority, aimed at finding ways to reduce ...

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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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