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Free flu vaccines for seniors

Senior residents in the vicinity of Kingsford, NSW, will benefit from free flu vaccines, the federal government announced this week. Two new vaccines, Fluad and Fluzone High Dose, will be available free-of-charge to an estimated 24,000 locals over the age ...

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LASA to run nutrition webinar

Aged care workers are invited to attend a LASA webinar on nutrition and food best practice in the sector next week. The Food in Residential Aged Care webinar will be run by a panel of experts, including Bond University nutritionist ...

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Protein intake may lower Alzheimer’s risk

Eating enough foods high in protein such as chicken, tuna, lentils and peanuts may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Researchers at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences examined the diets of 541 ...

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Pressure injury prevention sore spot for students

Nursing students aren’t aware of some strategies to prevent pressure injuries but feel it falls on them to help out, a survey has found. Researchers from the University of New England (UNE) quizzed undergraduate nursing students across seven Australian universities ...

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New plan to stop elder abuse

The federal government has made a commitment to Australia’s senior residents, and today announced a national plan to stamp out elder abuse. As part of the plan, Commonwealth and state attorneys have agreed to collaborate and report instances of physical ...

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