Health

Dementia: the good and the bad

Heart disease has been Australia's leading cause of death since the early part of the 20th century, but that could be set to change as dementia death rates continue to rise, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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New rules for medicine labels

MEMBERS and friends of CPSA have long been calling for improvements to the medicine label regulations, which have not been updated in 15 years. In a win for medication consumers, new labelling requirements have now taken effect and are set to be rolled out across the country.

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2,000 medicines to be cheaper, but at what cost?

THE Australian Department of Health recently announced changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) pricing arrangements that will see consumers pay less for up to 2,000 medicines.

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Scientific breakthrough: one step closer to a dementia vaccine

RESEARCHERS at Flinders University in South Australia working with US scientists have made a breakthrough discovery, which could see a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease in just years.

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Medicare, diagnostic imaging, pathology changes

IN DECEMBER last year, the Government announced changes to the incentives paid to pathology and diagnostic imaging providers to bulk bill out-of-hospital services. Pathology includes blood tests etc. Diagnostic imaging includes X-rays, MRIs etc.

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