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Study to probe diabetes, dementia link

Australian researchers will conduct a “world first” study to advance understanding of the progression of diabetic complications in people with type 2 diabetes. Understanding why people with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of dementia and heart failure will ...

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Parkinson’s test as simple as tapping on a keyboard

A test that uses artificial intelligence to detect early Parkinson’s disease more accurately diagnoses the condition than non-specialist clinicians, a new study says. Charles Sturt University’s Warwick Adams, a School of Computing and Mathematics PhD student, said his research found ...

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WA signs deal with feds to run NDIS

The West Australian government will hand over control of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to the Commonwealth. The NDIS had been run by the state under the previous Barnett Liberal-National government, the only Australian state to do so. Joining the ...

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Queue for home care grows

The number of senior Australians seeking home care packages has grown by 14 per cent in just the last quarter, new data shows. LASA chief executive Sean Rooney said the figures released by the Department of Health prove the need ...

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Hounds of love: ex-athletes in aged care

Maintaining health and wellbeing among the elderly is complex. Yet some aged care facilities, both here and overseas, are choosing to house ex-athletes in a bid to improve residents’ quality of life. In fact, it’s a growing trend. Why is ...

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