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Three ways to help slow brain ageing

A combination of exercise, controlling blood pressure and some form of brain training may reduce mental decline in old age and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's-type dementia, US experts have concluded. A new report released by the National Academies of ...

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Obese special care lowers stillbirth risk

Obese pregnant women should be offered special care to reduce the risk of stillbirth, experts say. A new study has found obese expectant mothers who went to specialist antenatal clinics were eight times less likely to have a stillbirth. Such clinics ...

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Notes on a nursing scandal

Directing another nurse to write inaccurate notes is a serious matter, as this case study illustrates. The making of nursing notes is an important task that nurses undertake as part of their duties. Their importance cannot be stressed enough, not ...

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Medicare levy hike to pay for NDIS

Taxpayers will split the bill for the national disability insurance scheme through a 0.5 per cent hike to the Medicare levy. The Turnbull government has also earmaked more than $200 million to establish an independent commission to scrutinise the quality of ...

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