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South Africa is failing to address malnutrition in its older people

The traditional extended family system has eroded in much of sub-Saharan Africa, leaving many older people who traditionally depended on this support vulnerable. In rural households, young people often migrate to cities in search of employment. International emigration and the pandemic of HIV/AIDS have also taken their toll.

Search for biomarkers for depression could improve diagnosis and treatment

Study could lead to simpler diagnosis and more personalised treatments for depression.

South Africa’s bold move on salt gets off to a shaky start

South Africa has been a trailblazer on the continent in the global battle to reduce salt intake through food. But three years after the bold food policy was first introduced in South Africa – and less than a year until it finally becomes law – the country has still not set up programmes to monitor how effective the legislation will be.

Detectors weave their magic to aid cancer treatment

Researchers are developing devices to detect cancer and improve radiation treatment.

Bega nursing labs an investment in health and community

Supporting the health needs of the South Coast with construction of nursing simulation labs at UOW Bega. 

Understanding the assistive technology needs of people with mobility issues

A team of researchers at UOW is working to understand the mobility issues experienced by people over the age of 55 who are not being adequately supported by existing assistive mobility aids. 


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