How sheds can help men stave off loneliness after retirement

When people hear the word shed, they may think about a rickety wooden building at the bottom of a garden crawling with spiders, filled with old paint tins, a lawnmower and out-of-date weedkiller.

Older Australians receiving home care and support

More older Australians are receiving Commonwealth assistance, with more choice to help them remain living independently in their homes for longer.

Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC

While we take physical workouts very seriously, there is much less said about the “workouts” that help us remain mentally agile and healthy.

New report reveals out-of-pocket costs for Medicare services

Half of Australian patients pay a contribution towards their non-hospital Medicare services, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Talk to your doctor about stepping down or stopping treatment for GORD

Many Australians are taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) for extended periods of time, but should review their medication with their doctors.

Optimal cancer care for First Nations Australians

An Australian-first Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer, released by Cancer Australia, charts new approaches to cancer care for First Nations people.

Learning to ask older adults better questions about their memory

Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related problems.

Free public transport on Vietnam Veterans’ Day

The Victorian Government is making it easier for more Victorians to pay their respects this Vietnam Veterans Day, with free public transport to the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services.

Too many Australians have to choose between heating or eating this winter

You’d expect a dual-parent family on a median income to be able to put enough healthy food on the table. But once the cost of housing, transport and school are covered, too many Australians are having to choose between heating or eating.

ATO posts review for online rentals

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is launching an extensive data-matching program to identify taxpayers receiving income from short term rentals such as Airbnb and others.

Connectivity key to reducing depression among elderly Aussies

Funding of almost $500,000 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), is set to combat the rates of depression and anxiety among elderly Australians.

Clinical trial to target osteoarthritis of the knee

University of the Sunshine Coast's (USC) Clinical Trials Centre has launched a trial to investigate the use of krill oil in managing pain reduction in patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.

Faster diagnosis and help for stroke victims

The Federal Government is providing $1.5 million to ensure doctors have the latest research and information on treating stroke at their fingertips.

Not all seniors are rich

The widely-held image of older Australians as wealthy and under-taxed is a myth, according to National Seniors Australia.

Volunteer Grants round open

Community organisations across Australia are encouraged to apply for a share of $20 million in grants to support the work of their volunteers.

Dementia coaching program offers chance to live well

A new University of Sydney trial offers coaching and peer support to help Sydney people newly diagnosed with dementia cope with their prognosis and stay active and involved in their lives and community.

Internet trial to assist older Australians with vision loss

Vision Australia is set to give older Australians with low vision the opportunity to use everyday technology to improve or maintain their quality of life.

$2 million in extra support to tackle elder abuse

The Federal Government has allocated $2 million in elder abuse funding to the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) as new figures reinforce the importance of the national service.

Treatment hope for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases following a ground-breaking discovery made by an Australian-Chinese research collaboration.

Is rent-for-life becoming the new norm for families?

Young couples planning a family have traditionally been the group most likely to buy their first home. But high house prices and uncertain employment mean many more young families are staying in rental properties.

Australia's population to reach 25 million

Australia’s population is due to reach 25 million shortly after 11pm (AEST) 7 August 2018 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) population clock.