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How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

Now the debate has reignited with the publication of a new analysis that casts doubt on their benefit for people over the age of 65, and raised concern of the potential for harm in people aged over 75.

Medicine & health
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Research uses heat to predict species most threatened by climate change

Climate change is a threat to all species, but which species will be under the greatest threat?

Science
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Many older people in care die prematurely, and not from natural causes

Most readers may be surprised to learn that frail older people living in residential aged care services, often referred to as nursing homes or care facilities, die prematurely. We tend to think the deaths of older people, and especially those in care

Medicine & health
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World first study reveals increase in premature deaths in Australian nursing homes

The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published today, revealing a more than 400 per cent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents over the past decade.

Medicine & health
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New Israel-Australia research centre involving Monash established by visionary philanthropist Sami Sagol

A major research collaboration between the new Department of Diabetes at Monash University and the newly established Sagol Center for Epigenetics of Metabolism and Aging atTel Aviv Medical Center was announced today in Israel (28 May 2017). This

Medicine & health
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Why is Australian 15-year-olds’ financial literacy declining?

Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy, according to a new OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Learning & teaching
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Pregnant rays and babies pay a price after ‘catch and release’ from fishing trawlers

Rays are among the species most vulnerable to overfishing and are often caught incidentally in commercial trawlers and released as unwanted bycatch.

Science
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Managing demand can save two power stations’ worth of energy at peak times

The management of Australia’s looming energy crisis has so far focused almost exclusively on the supply side of the equation: exploiting new gas reserves, expanding the Snowy Mountains hydro scheme, and building new infrastructure.  

Research