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Unpaid carers worth $60.3 billion a year

If the care provided by family members and friends of people who are aged, chronically ill or have a disability were provided by paid carers, the estimated cost would total $60.3 billion this year alone. That's one finding of the Deloitte Access Economics ...

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Home care for heart failure cost-effective: study

A study has looked into the benefits of care delivered in the home versus that offered by a specialist clinic for elderly patients with chronic heart failure. The economic evaluation, conducted by Griffith University and using data from a randomised controlled trial, ...

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Med Tech industry goes after more gender diversity

Gender diversity within the medical technology industry has come under the spotlight as a leading body in the field works to address the under-representation of women. The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), which represents companies in the industry, commissioned an ...

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Mother’s height linked to pregnancy length

Shorter mothers have genes that increase their chances of giving birth to smaller or prematurely born babies, research has shown. A study of 3485 women and infants from Finland, Denmark and Norway found that every centimetre of extra height increased ...

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