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Families who are around at mealtimes can check their relatives are swallowing food properly and alert nursing home staff if there’s a problem. from www.shutterstock.com

The shocking state of oral health in our nursing homes, and how family members can help

Poor oral health in our nursing homes can lead to many complications, including choking to death. Here's how family and staff can help advocate for better care.
Roger Stone: for some the brain behind Trump and the star of a new documentary film.

The - Roger - Stone Age Man

Roger Stone, "the prince of darkness", has been called "Trump's brain". So what is going on in there? And what does it mean when ruthless cunning becomes the new morality?
Australia has a complex relationship with the dingo. Angus Emmott

Why do some graziers want to retain, not kill, dingoes?

Australian farmers and graziers have historically been against dingoes on their lands. But in a bid to adapt to changing conditions, some are embracing the predators and their potential.
With every round of redundancies, significant questions arise around the long-term viability of mainstream news media in Australia. AAP/David Moir

Life after redundancy: what happens next for journalists when they leave newsrooms

There is lingering anger among journalists made redundant that expertise and experience seem to have become disposable assets in newsrooms.
Are the millennials doomed to be nomads, locked out of the home-ownership market forever? sharon_k/flickr

Off the plan: shelter, the future and the problems in between

Owning a home has deep cultural and economic connotations. A home owner is a member of a street, a community. They are a successful adult human. They own a piece of the pie, the dream.
Diet reduces risk of depression through actions on bacteria in the gut, the immune system and the brain. from www.shutterstock.com

Food as medicine: your brain really does want you to eat more veggies

A world-first trial showed depression is reduced after just three months following a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts.
Many people in aged care facilities have swallowing disorders and particular dietary needs. from shutterstock.com

How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

There's a lot to consider in the problem of creating enjoyable foods for people with swallowing difficulties. Could 3D-printed food be part of the solution?
A feral dog chasing a wild boar, Banni grasslands, India. Chetan Misher/Facebook

The bark side: domestic dogs threaten endangered species worldwide

Cats have a bad reputation as wildlife killers (deservedly so). But dogs aren't off the hook: new research shows domestic dogs have contributed to the extinction of at least 11 species.
The Hawke Labor government had a strong incentive to seek a new approach to industrial relations when it came to office. National Archives of Australia

Australian politics explainer: the Prices and Incomes Accord

The Prices and Incomes Accord was a series of agreements between Labor and the ACTU where unions would moderate their wage demands in exchange for improvements in the 'social wage'.
Governments alone cannot bridge the gaps and support affordable housing for seniors. shutterstock

Social impact investment can help retirees get the housing and care they need

Any significant decline in home ownership or equity in a home impacts higher care needs: older people will not have an asset to sell to fund the bonds required to enter aged care accommodation.

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