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End of life research given funding boost

Australia is set to become a leader in palliative care research, thanks to a $60 million grand for end-of-life care projects. South Australia will particularly benefit, as Flinders University received $8 million for its palliative care related research. College of ...

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MRSA rates in the community a concern: study

Hospital infection rates of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are improving but with most cases now occurring in the community, a shift in focus is needed, a new study has found. The research team built on national data from previous studies ...

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Hospitals to trial sensor system to prevent falls

Health professionals will trial a new system that senses movements that increase a person’s risk of falling. The technology, called Ambient Intelligent Geriatric Management (AmbIGeM), then alerts health professionals of the risky behaviour. Led by Professor Renuka Visvanathan from the ...

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