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Jabbed: Love, fear and vaccines

Jabbed: Love, fear and vaccines
The Spot Basement Theatre, Bldg 110, Business & Economics,
198 Berkeley St (corner Pelham St),
The University of Melbourne, Carlton VIC 3053

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Why are Melbourne babies getting whooping cough?

Why does vaccination remain so controversial? This forum delves into questions raised by Sunday night's screening of this documentary and will feature Austin Health's director of Paediatrics, Professor Ingrid Scheffer, who was also interviewed in and consulted for the film.

The documentary filmmaker, Sonya Pemberton, prominent immunologist Sir Gustav Nossal and Sydney researcher Julie Leask also join the discussion. Tickets are free, but online bookings are required.

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The great outdoors

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As the number of Australians with dementia continues to rise, experts say access to a garden, fresh air and direct sunlight is crucial to their care. Denise Gadd reports.
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Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre's sensory garden and its creator, horticultural therapist Syeven Wells, have attracted media attention again as a new book is published on Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia

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Program brings alive artistic side of cancer patients getting chemotherapy | Local & State | Macon.com

Program brings alive artistic side of cancer patients getting chemotherapy | Local & State | Macon.com | WAG from an alternate universe | Scoop.it
Vincent Van Gogh once said the only time he felt truly alive was when he was painting.
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This article was picked up by Arts in Healthcare manager Molly Carlile about the impact of an arts program at the WT Anderson Infusion Center in the United States, that is much like the one she has started up here at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre.

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Singer's voice saved after brain surgery to control seizures

Singer's voice saved after brain surgery to control seizures | WAG from an alternate universe | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE researchers have used hi-tech imaging equipment to save a woman's ability to sing, after world-first surgery to remove part of her brain.
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Researchers from Austin Health, the Melbourne Brain Centre and the Royal Melbourne Hospital have been able to save a woman's angelic singing voice, despite surgically removing the part of her brain that controls musicality as treatment for her epilepsy.

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