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Daily dose of aspirin can be lethal for over-75s

Taking a daily low dose of aspirin to prevent blood clots can be disabling or even lethal for people aged 75-and-over with a history of heart attacks or strokes, scientists have warned. The risk of internal bleeding caused by swallowing ...

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Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart attack

A drug commonly used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes has been shown to protect them against serious heart problems like heart attack and stroke. It also significantly slows the progression of renal disease, according to a large study ...

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NSW palliative care to get $100m boost

Palliative Care NSW has welcomed news the sector will receive dozens of new nurses, training for hundreds of staff and better resourced end-of-life care in regional communities throughout the state as part of a record $100 million spend. Thirty dedicated ...

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New Zealand likely to legalise euthanasia

Euthanasia could be legal in New Zealand in less than a year with legislation to come before parliament in as little as a few weeks. The End of Life Choice Bill was plucked at random from the members’ ballot on ...

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$5000 cancer diagnosis cash payment advocated

Australians diagnosed with cancer would be given one-off payments of $5000 by health insurers under a proposal aimed at warding against bill shock. The financial stresses shouldered by cancer patients can prove as toxic as other treatment side-effects, which can ...

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