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The brains of retired elite athletes will come under the microscope as part of a new study to prevent concussion in Australian sport. The federal government will on Friday unveil a new $340,000 study to improve research about brain injuries. The investment follows degenerative brain disease CTE being found during the post-mortems of former AFL players Danny Frawley, Shane Tuck and Polly Farmer.

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Aged care facilities across Australia will be opened to visitors under a plan agreed to by National Cabinet. The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), has outlined the principles to remove restrictions on visitation to residential aged care facilities. Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck welcomed the endorsement of these principles saying it marked an important opportunity to reduce the impacts of social isolation in residential care settings.

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