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Friday, 28 February 2014 20:41

Red meat and exercise keep peak condition as we age

Deakin University researchers finding that a protein rich diet incorporating lean red meat combined with strength training improved the size and strength of muscles in elderly women.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 20:21

Over 80s often over-treated for stroke prevention

People in their 80s are often prescribed drugs to ward off a stroke when the risk of a stroke is not that high and the drugs have other side effects, finds a perspective published online in Evidence Based Medicine.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 07:28

Online calculator predicts bowel cancer risk

Cancer Council is encouraging people of all ages to use a simple online calculator to assess their risk of bowel cancer.

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:17

6 in 10 Australian women undergo cancer screening

Almost 6 in 10 women in the target age groups for breast or cervical screening participated in these programs in 2011 or 2012.

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 06:01

Oral health varies by wealth and location

People with lower household income and people living in regional and remote areas generally have poorer oral health than other Australians.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 20:29

Women more likely than men to experience partner violence

Women were two and half times more likely than men to have experienced violence by a partner in the past 12 months.

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Sunday, 23 February 2014 12:41

2013 winners of Customer Satisfaction Awards

Roy Morgan Research revealed the winners of its third annual Customer Satisfaction Awards at a gala dinner in Melbourne.

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Saturday, 22 February 2014 19:14

Computer virus scam goes viral

NSW Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres said a computer virus scam was being run by criminals using sometimes less than sophisticated techniques and information.

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Saturday, 22 February 2014 07:28

New website helps breast reconstruction decisions

The University of Sydney in collaboration with Cancer Australia and Breast Cancer Network Australia, has developed an online resource that takes women through breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 15:22

QLD SES help just a few taps away

Queenslanders needing urgent help in a disaster can now get in contact with the State Emergency Services (SES) via a new app on their mobile phones.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 07:12

VIC dementia resource translated for 35 languages

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic has released a key online resource which has been translated into a total of 35 different languages for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:34

Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Fund QLD

People with a disability who have ageing parents will have access to innovative housing solutions, through a partnership between Community finance lender Foresters Community Finance and the Queensland Government.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 21:08

Underemployed Australians waiting longer for more work

The median duration of insufficient work of Australia's underemployed part-time workers increased to 30 weeks in 2013, from 26 weeks in 2012.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 07:41

Omega 3 and antidepressants for dementia and depression

A study is looking into the effectiveness of omega-3 supplements and the antidepressant, sertraline, in reducing depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in older people.

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Saturday, 22 February 2014 19:35

New VIC Mental Health Act

Victoria’s new Mental Health Act will put people with mental illness and their families at the centre of decisions about their assessment, treatment and recovery.

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Saturday, 22 February 2014 18:02

Australians encouraged to go Gramping

Gramping is a new trend that involves three generations (grandparents, parents and kids) pitching a tent, spending quality time together and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014 06:35

ATO to warn SMSFs of changes

Nearly one million Australia have chosen to take control of their superannuation future as the popularity of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) continues to grow.

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