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Alzheimer’s Australia touts cognitive impairment alert

Alzheimer’s Australia representatives joined assistant minister for health and aged care Ken Wyatt at Canberra Hospital to endorse a visual bedside alert for people with cognitive impairment. The Cognitive Impairment Identifier (CII) forms part of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program (DCHP), ...

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Common stroke therapy may help with aphasia

Electrical stimulation therapy may benefit people experiencing aphasia following a stroke, recent research has found. The University of Queensland worked with the Department of Neurology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, to test the benefits of transcranial direct ...

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Children with FASD face anxiety, depression

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) face anxiety, depression and delinquency, along with a range of other behavioral problems, a new review of evidence has found. University of Sydney’s professor Elizabeth Elliott, senior author on the study, said the ...

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Next-generation ‘liquid biopsy’ in works

A new technique to identify cancerous organs via a blood test may be available to health professionals in the next few years. The approach, termed plasma DNA tissue mapping, has been likened by researchers to performing a CT scan of the blood. ...

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