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More options for an ACFI replacement laid out

Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has released a new report canvassing options to modify the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). The report, Review of the Aged Care Funding Instrument, was prepared by research and analysis company Applied Aged Care Solutions ...

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Freeman, Kennerley make no bones about fractures

Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman and television icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley are urging politicians and their constituents to ‘Know Your Bones’ this World Osteoporosis Day. The ambassadors also staged a photo call with politicians at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday following ...

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Grants accelerate solutions to HIV

Four Australian organisations have received a share in close to $155,000 worth of funding for their HIV programs. The funding, provided by ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grants (PACG), will support organisations in leading community programs that address stigma, discrimination ...

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Awareness of dementia ‘shockingly low’

A new survey of the general public has revealed shockingly low awareness and understanding of dementia, says the peak body representing people with the condition. The survey of more than 1,000 people found more than 80 per cent of Australians ...

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VIC MPs start emotional death bill debate

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has given an emotional account of watching his father die from cancer in support of a bid to legalise euthanasia. But his deputy is seeking to scuttle the proposed scheme and has told parliament MPs should ...

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Older men getting multiple skin cancers

Older men, particularly those from Australia’s sunshine state, account for the vast majority of non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed in Australia. Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have for the first time measured the rates of keratinocyte cancers (non-melanoma) of ...

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Technology helps determine dementia pain

New facial recognition technology developed in Australia will help medical staff manage the pain of dementia patients who struggle to communicate. The PainChek app runs on smartphones or tablets and uses artificial intelligence to analyse facial expressions to assess pain ...

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