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LASA forges partnership with Global Ageing Network

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has announced a formal partnership with the international aged care leadership community, Global Ageing Network (GAN). LASA chief executive Sean Rooney said that as the world’s population was collectively ageing, it was important to embrace ...

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What’s new in the voluntary euthanasia debate

About 70 per cent of voters in NSW support legislation that would allow the terminally ill to voluntarily end their own life, a poll has found. Around 18 per cent of voters were undecided and 13 per cent opposed or ...

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Hope for better liver disease treatments

Australian scientists have discovered a new cell in the liver of mice that works like a “watchman” to protect the organ from infection and potentially even scarring. The “important” discovery made at the Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell ...

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HDL cholesterol limits heart attack damage

Australian scientists believe HDL cholesterol has the potential to significantly reduce the the number of people who die prematurely of heart failure caused by heart attack. A pre-clinical trial conducted at the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute demonstrated a single ...

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Cancer the focus of new research funding

The Turnbull government is pouring $38 million into cancer research as part of a broader $200 million investment into medical projects. More than $29 million is being set aside for mental health research and nearly $23 million will go towards ...

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Financial consequences of obesity to soar

The annual cost of treating obesity-related diseases is estimated to cost Australia $21 billion by 2025, according to new expert estimates. Obesity is one of the leading causes driving the high rates of heart disease and diabetes and has been ...

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