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Pancreatic cancer now classed as common cancer in Australia

More Australians than ever before will be claimed by pancreatic cancer – a disease that is now, for the first time, acknowledged to be a common cancer, new research from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare suggests.

More Australians with younger onset dementia living in aged care

Younger onset dementia has a devastating impact on the lives of people diagnosed and their families, a new study by the AIHW reveals.

Australians’ health spending surges in last year of life

Australians in their last year of life spend 14 times as much on key health services than other Australians do, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Study reveals Canberrans’ liberal attitude to drugs

Most Canberrans (82 per cent) supported the decriminalisation of cannabis, while twice as many ACT residents approved of regular cannabis use (20 per cent) than smoking (10.6 per cent), according to the 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) published earlier this month.