New TV network channels good health to First Australians

A new digital television network now rolling out across Australia aims to help Close the Gap in health equality by revolutionising the way First Australians receive health information.

Tunstall Healthcare increases presence in China

Tunstall Healthcare has expanded its footprint in the lucrative Chinese market as a global provider of connected care and health solutions.

New Life Checks quiz to prepare for better lives

Australians are being asked to take a free and confidential online Life Check on a new Government website launched today, supporting Australians to live longer, better lives.

Increased physical activity linked to better mood

Increasing physical activity may be an effective way to boost mood states a new study in JAMA Psychiatry reveals.

Call for doctors to join in better approach for dementia care

Australian dementia care providers have highlighted concerns about the use of strong medications in dementia care – including the role of prescribing doctors.

Get your estate planning in order for 2019 and your family will thank you

Australia’s leading specialist trustee company Equity Trustees is recommending that everyone includes a tidy-up of some key estate planning paperwork at the start of the New Year.

GP visits reduce risk of hospitalisation and death following heart attack

The important role GPs play in providing care for patients following heart attacks has been highlighted in a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Top five ways to boost your health in 2019 – based on the latest research

It’s the start of a new year and there is no doubt that 2019 will be as saturated with nutritional nonsense as 2018.

Superannuation fee disclosure regime needs an overhaul

Under the current regime, platforms – typically owned by banks and wealth management groups – are not required to disclose all costs relating to underlying investment products.

DNA mapping could deliver medications more effectively

A UniSA scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug prescriptions.

Aged care financial challenge ongoing

New figures from a leading industry analyst show ongoing financial challenges for aged care providers in residential care and home care.

Additional Home Care Packages rollout starts

Dementia Australia has welcomed the rollout of an additional 10,000 new high-level home care packages previously announced by the Government.

How better taxing super could fund aged care

Getting aged care right is difficult. It involves staff training, qualifications and ratios, the entry of for-profit providers and ensuring access in regional areas – many of the issues highlighted in this year’s two-part Four Corners special.

Correct usage of seat belts for seniors

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in partnership with Transurban has developed an informative brochure on correct usage of seat belts for seniors.

UQ moving towards clinical trials of dementia ultrasound treatment

Safety testing of a pioneering ultrasound technique that could delay the effects of dementia will begin in Brisbane in late 2019, led by University of Queensland researchers.

6 tips for keeping cool this summer

Researchers at Western Sydney University say that extreme heat occurrences are becoming a major liveability issue.

Voluntary assisted dying a step closer in Victoria

The pharmacy service at The Alfred hospital will become the sole service for dispensing voluntary assisted dying medications across Victoria.

Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age

The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

Funding for Multi-Purpose Services

Senior Australians living in regional, rural and remote areas will have greater access to aged care services through new $4 million annual funding in flexible aged care places.

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission starts work

2 January 2019 marks a new era for Australian aged care, with the independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission opening its doors.

Regeneration may cause isolation for older people

A study by an academic from the University of Manchester has found that urban regeneration in poor neighbourhoods can actually backfire, and lead to older people feeling isolated.