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HelloCare Mail Dec 4, 2020

Less than a year to develop a COVID vaccine – here’s why you shouldn’t be alarmed

By Mark Toshner, University of Cambridge I’m a clinical trials geek. I keep hearing people talk about the seven to ten years it takes to make a vaccine and how dangerous speeding this up might be. The word that keeps popping up is “rushed”, and it is making the average person nervous about vaccine safety. So, as a clinical trials doctor, I am going to tell you what I do for most of those ten years – and it is not...
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HelloCare is Australia’s premier source of aged care content and daily news crafted specifically for the Australian senior audience. We produce fresh content on a daily basis across all forms of media, covering a wide variety of topics that resonate with our audience, shining a light on elderly issues with expert opinions from those within the industry. Here at HelloCare we believe that self-worth is derived from the value that others place on you and your issues, and we are committed to ensuring that elderly Australians and those within the aged care industry have a reliable and trustworthy hub for online news, education and entertainment. We believe the elderly are undervalued, and we are doing everything we can to change that perception.

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HelloCare Mail Dec 3, 2020

Getting your life back: Living with chronic breathlessness

  This article is sponsored content. One in every three hundred Australians are housebound due to the debilitating condition of chronic breathlessness, and the figures are even higher for those over the age of 60. There are people who are so short of breath that dressing or undressing, or just getting to the kitchen and back to get a cup of tea, make leaving the home “out of the question”, says David Currow, Professor of Palliative Medicine at IMPACCT (Improving Palliative...
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HelloCare Mail Nov 30, 2020

3 ways to transform our ‘Soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older Australians first

By Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute and Anika Stobart, Associate, Grattan Institute Australia’s aged-care system is in sore need of transformation. This is becoming increasingly clear. If the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — whose interim report was titled Neglect — was not enough to demonstrate the need for change, the tragic impact of COVID-19 on residential care has tipped it over the edge. Many older Australians say they are not getting the care and support they need. Families complain...
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HelloCare Mail Nov 30, 2020

COVID-19 nurse shares confronting before and after photos

  A nurse has shared brutal before and after photos to highlight the harrowing impact working on COVID-19 wards is having on healthcare workers. Kathryn, who is an intensive care nurse in Nashville in the United States, shared on Twitter photos of herself taken eight months apart.  How it started How it's going pic.twitter.com/cg32Tu7v0B — kathedrals🇺🇸 (@kathryniveyy) November 22, 2020 In the first photo, she is fresh faced, groomed and smiling. In the ‘after’ photo she is unkempt...
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