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Giving older people a fair go

Giving older people a fair go

Giving older people a fair go

Professor Joseph Ibrahim tells what is required to fix our ailing aged care system.

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Treatment depends on where you live

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Treatment depends on where you live

Study finds alarming disparity in how 1.2 million Aussies with this illness are treated.

Aussies living longer

An elderly couple hugging each other with love and happiness in a park with a large pond

Aussies living longer

An Australian born today is expected to live six years longer than an Australian born ...

Mental health support for older Aussies

mental health issues

Mental health support for older Aussies

University’s trial program seeks additional participants for online initiative.

Could common cold virus cure cancer?

Molecular model of rhinovirus, the virus that causes common cold

Could common cold virus cure cancer?

Modified common cold virus gives hope to millions suffering from this cancer.

Health insurance changes catch out many

Health insurance changes catch out many

Health insurance changes catch out many

Members warned after changes mean many may have different exclusions than they once did.

Specialist referrals out of date

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Specialist referrals out of date

Referral rules haven’t changed since the ’70s, but Australia’s health needs have.

La Niña brings a wet summer

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La Niña brings a wet summer

That’s great weather for mozzies.

Pay your GP what you want

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Pay your GP what you want

Provocative plan shows people would pay more for shorter waiting times, longer consults.

Funding cuts threaten vital research

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Funding cuts threaten vital research

Uni research stalls on cures for heart disease, stroke, cancer and MND.

Common drug may delay dementia

metformin tablets in a blister pack

Common drug may delay dementia

Researchers want to know if it will have the same effect on people without diabetes.

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