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Nutrition on the menu for seniors

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The global awareness week, held from 14-20 March, aims to shine a light on the importance of nutrition and hydration within health and social care settings. VMCH catering services manager Ellis Wilkinson describes hydration and nutrition as “critically important” for seniors in aged care. “As we age we can lose our appetite ...

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BrainyApp makeover to train your brain

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After more than 370,000 downloads globally since its launch in 2011, this fresh, new version of BrainyApp, the dementia risk-reduction innovation from Alzheimer’s Australia and the Bupa Health Foundation, has been re-released to coincide with Brain Awareness Week 2016, held from 14-21 March. BrainyApp is based on scientific research that l...

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Sony Medical launches new SRG-120DS full-HD pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras

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SYDNEY, 11 February 2016 – With the latest addition of the SRG-120DS, Sony offers a total of six full-HD pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras under the SRG series. The all-in-one compact and lightweight design makes these cameras easy to install in a variety of locations while integrating seamlessly to different ...

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$5.79 million to support aged care in rural and remote communities

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The Commonwealth today announced funding of $5.79 million to increase aged care places in rural and remote communities across Australia, as part of an integrated health and ageing initiative. Minister for Aged Care, Sussan Ley, said this investment in our smaller rural and remote communities makes it easier for older Australians to stay connecte...

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New Aged Care Complaints Commissioner gets to work

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Australia’s ‘independent’ Aged Care Complaints Commissioner starts work this week, to handle and investigate any complaint relating to a Commonwealth subsidised residential or home-based aged care service. Supported by a team of 150 people in multiple sites across the country, Ms Rae Lamb has assumed powers for dealing with age...

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Discount PBS Prescriptions Start Jan 1

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Today marks the start of landmark competition reforms in the medicines sector, whereby pharmacists are able to discount the cost of a prescription subsidised through the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the first time. Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced today consumers could now access discounts of up to $1 on every PB...

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ACCC Panadol Osteo

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I have asked my Department to urgently alert the ACCC to plans by the makers of Panadol Osteo to increase their price by 50 per cent on January 1 2016. There are no obvious market changes that justify such a substantial increase. This includes changes to the listing of a small number (15 per cent) of over-the-counter medicines on the Pharmace...

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)

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The PBAC agenda for March includes many important new drugs. To improve the consumer input into the PBAC process and noting consumer and patient groups’ comments and concerns to the Committee, the PBAC held its first consumer hearings earlier this week. Consumer groups for Hepatitis C, melanoma, chronic lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease...

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HALYARD HEALTH AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED

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HALYARD Recognises Infection Prevention Champions in the Annual HAI Watchdog* Awards The HALYARD HAI WATCHDOG* Awards Program recognises the efforts of dedicated healthcare facilities for their work to reduce and prevent Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) through staff and patient education and the use of best practices among clinicians. ...

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