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Health entrepreneurs have created a 'smart bed' to tackle preventable illnesses. 

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A Smart Inclining Bed created by a leukaemia survivor is preventing falls and pressure sores in Australian nursing homes. 

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There are calls for the frail and elderly not be be overlooked for vaccines against pneumonia this winter, with UNSW research challenging conventional wisdom on immunisation effectiveness in older patients.

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Death rates are greater if a patient is admitted to hospital via the Emergency Department over the weekend than during the working week, UNSW research finds.

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Research aimed at reducing the number of patients harmed in our hospitals has been awarded $8.4 million - making UNSW the largest recipient of NHMRC Program Grants for 2009.

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UNSW researchers have been working to ensure that the current multi-million dollar Liverpool Hospital redevelopment is designed for all people in the area - even if they never step foot in the building.