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Older Aussies at risk of ‘dud’ insurance

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Older Aussies at risk of ‘dud’ insurance

‘Activities of daily living tests’ preventing payouts to unemployed Aussies.

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New swine flu threat

New swine flu with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

New swine flu threat

What to make of new H1N1 swine flu recently discovered in China.

New care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’

Extra home care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’

New care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’

Key groups welcome extra home care packages, but say much more needs to be done.

Why our sleep patterns change

Why our sleep patterns change

Why our sleep patterns change

Don’t sleep on it. Professor Marc Cohen explains what you need to know.

Health card may be key to $750 payment

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card may be key to $750 payment

Health card may be key to $750 payment

Check your eligibility to ensure you don’t inadvertently miss out on stimulus.

Australia, you have a drinking problem

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Australia, you have a drinking problem

Legal, plentiful and easy to access, alcohol is the main drug of concern in Australia.

Why more women get Alzheimer’s

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Why more women get Alzheimer’s

Study hints at menopause being a major player in cognitive decline.

Aged care findings ‘horrendous’: GP

Aged care findings ‘horrendous’: GP

Aged care findings ‘horrendous’: GP

Only 1.3 per cent of residents are in facilities with ‘best practice’ staffing.

Older Aussies embrace telehealth

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Older Aussies embrace telehealth

Telehealth, whether accessed by phone or online, has worked well for older Australians.

Long-term effects of virus become clearer

Long-term effects of virus becoming clearer

Long-term effects of virus become clearer

Researchers fear virus damages lungs, causes chronic fatigue and psychological issues.

Could coffee prevent clogged arteries?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

Could coffee prevent clogged arteries?

Study suggests coffee could protect heart health.

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