Alzheimer's is now Australia's second biggest killer, and while there's no way to cure it, scientists hope the test could help in the trial of new drugs.
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Francie Korotki is an aged care resident who comes for lunches at one of the DIGnity community gardens, where adults with disabilities and their carers also share the space.
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Whilst there are several barriers to going On-Country, the study suggests it is an important source for improving health. In particular, the evidence shows that collecting traditional foods is a culturally inclusive activity that is self-initiated and commonly performed On-Country, which in turn can have several health benefits.
Band manager Peter Stuart has mild aphasia and said it sometimes feels like the word he wants to say is on "the tip of his tongue" but he just cannot get it out.
Read more at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/singing-helps-brain-injury-sufferers/10723084
The 7 new workers are part of a new Mission Australia program to help alleviate the stigma and trauma from mental illness at Bloomfield by having people who have “lived experience” – either themselves or from close family members – dealing and coping with mental health.
Read more at: https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5856344/been-there-before-mental-health-peer-workers-make-recovery-their-mission/?cs=103
Researchers fear Indigenous children will soon make up half of all youth suicides.
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An MH reaction is a rare event, occurring in about one in every ten thousand general anaesthetics. Probably at least one person in every five thousand in the population is potentially susceptible.
Triggering anaesthetics do not necessarily cause an MH crisis every time someone at risk is given them. MH is hereditary; it is passed on through the family. It affects males and females equally, and can occur in every ethnicity. A person with MH has a 50% chance of passing that risk on to each child that they have.
The new Malignant Hyperthermia Australia & New Zealand website provides information for anaesthetists and patients, as well as an online training program and referral contacts.