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ASDetect: an award-winning smartphone app for early detection of autism

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ASDetect - The inside story was featured on Open Forum in March 2016. The article described the research that underpinned the app, the vision of the academic team behind it and the spirit of generosity that made it happen. The app has gone on to win multiple awards including being named as a Google Impact Challenge Australia 2016 finalist.

Bringing inclusive and impactful entrepreneurship to Australia

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This week, the AICC NSW is hosting a trade mission of Israeli assistive technology companies, led by innovation organisation PresenTense. Following Australia’s adoption of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the trade mission showcases the latest Israeli technologies in this space that can be brought to Australia. AICC NSW CEO, Michelle Blum, explains.

You are not alone

Alzheimer's Australia logoSeptember is Dementia Awareness Month. The theme for 2016 is "You are not alone". Wednesday 21 September 2016 is World Alzheimer's Day.

How to support health in older workers to ensure job role sustainability

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Australia’s population aged 65 and over will more than double by 2054-55, putting pressure on economic and social costs. Eugene McGarrell, General Manager of Health and Community Engagement at icare, delivered the following address at the second Annual National Ageing Workforce Forum.

Environmental protection and public safety of your home

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We all want to live in a home that is safe for ourselves and our families. Safronia Benasic says the Government, in particular the ACT Government, could do more to ensure the health and safety of the community.

Energy intake, health outcomes and expenditure

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According to the OECD, two in three Australian adults are either overweight or obese. Terenzio Gaetan asks you to take part in a study that looks at how food consumption, physical activity and compensatory beliefs are intertwined within our minds.

A new way of thinking about work injuries – report released

Recovery at work strategic roundtableThe health benefits of work, early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees were the focus of a recent strategic stakeholder roundtable at NSW Parliament House. The final GAP report has now been released.

Putting people at the centre of the workers insurance system for successful return to work

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Most people who were injured are keen to return to work in a reasonable timeframe, but some have more complex needs and require a different model of care. Dr Caroline Howe says it’s crucial that the workers compensation system actively involves the injured worker and operates from a real place of care.

What if heart disease were a choice?

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What if there was a medicine that could prevent the process underlying heart disease from ever occurring and reverse it in those who are already suffering from it? Ben Bambery reveals the identity of this miraculous drug.

Understanding schizophrenia – do what you can do

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At the Schizophrenia Awareness Week comes to an end, Rob Ramjan, CEO of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, urges us all to get to understand the complexity and hopefully be more supportive of people with schizophrenia and their carers.