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Melanoma patients will benefit from a new medication listed on the PBS.
Seven organisations will be funded to provide new projects will help the aged care system respond to the needs of LGBTI Australians.
Packaged foods will feature a front-of-pack health star rating to assist consumers make informed, healthier food choices. 
Medical research into the impact of low Vitamin B12 levels is among six new dementia research grants announced.
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[AGED CARE] Visit to read the Aged Care commissioner's blog post about what people are looking for when they complain.

[VACCINATION] Measles, mumps, rubella & varicella (chicken pox) are vaccine preventable diseases. Find info:

[INFLUENZA] If you’re at-risk of developing complications from flu, you can now get a free flu shot. Check for eligibility info.
The latest from Dept Health & Ageing (@HealthAgeingAU). Links and information about health and ageing policy and programs. This is an update account only. Please email questions to Australia
Please share this video to help women who are pregnant & struggling to give up smoking.
Are you aged 60? A free bowel screening kit is coming in mail. It could save your life.
On school holidays? Download the National Health Services Directory app in case you need to find a health service.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These recommendations are developed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Information about an unconventional new mental health campaign for men.
The Health Heroes campaign aims to increase the number of people working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. 
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