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when life is coming to a close: three common myths about dying

When life is coming to a close: three common myths about dying

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Dying at home isn’t necessarily a good death.  On average 435 Australians die each day. Most will know they are at the end of their lives. Hopefully they had time to contemplate and achieve the...
new research offers fresh hope for early alzheimer’s diagnosis

New research offers fresh hope for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

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A global team of researchers has discovered a new biomarker that could be used to detect Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms emerge. Alzheimer's disease affects more than 340,000 Australians and it is well documented that...
oral health in australia: cavities and tooth decay is on the rise

Oral Health in Australia: Cavities and Tooth Decay is on the Rise

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According to a study, dental decay is the most prevalent oral disease in Australian children, with one in three children between the ages of five and six having symptoms of decay in their baby...
eat out to help out: crowded restaurants may have driven uk coronavirus spike – new findings

Eat Out to Help Out: crowded restaurants may have driven UK coronavirus spike –...

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Busy August, quiet September. EPA England is about to re-impose nationwide restrictions on gatherings to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes less than two weeks after the end of the government’s half-a-billion-pound scheme to get...
australia to start manufacturing covid-19 vaccine as rollout plan is revealed

Australia to Start Manufacturing COVID-19 Vaccine as Rollout Plan is Revealed

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With science labs all over the world busy developing their COVID-19 vaccines, a Queensland-made shot is being manufactured in the CSL's biologics facility in Victoria and could be widely available by March 2021. The...
the budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

The budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

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Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP Australia’s aged care system has produced a litany of failures: unpalatable food, poor care, neglect, abuse and, most recently, the tragedies of the pandemic. This should not come as a surprise. Poor regulation...
maintaining successful potty training when travelling

Maintaining Successful Potty Training when Travelling

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Potty training – often not the most favourite part of parenting with the messes, misses, are they ready are they not? Add to that travelling while potty training...now there is the potential for hard...
going to the dentist regularly is important

Going to the Dentist Regularly is Important

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Many people, young and old, have a fear of going to the dentist.  Fear, or not, it is important to visit a Wavell Heights dentist on a regular basis.  You should visit your dentist...
the power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages

The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across...

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Music can be a stronger trigger for shared memories than photos as we age, even in people with dementia Many couples have a special song – “our song” – that reminds them of a...
planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive

Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on...

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Image: Shuttlestock As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season. To ensure your trip is memorable in the best...