Gippsland gets a giant men’s shed

The Victorian Government has helped the Gippsland community of Inverloch open its first men’s shed.

Dementia patients may die sooner with stressed carers

Patients with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, according to a new University of California Berkeley study.

Old medications pose a health hazard

With more than 5,000 children ending up in hospital due to medicine poisonings each year, Return Unwanted Medicines has launched a new awareness campaign.

New employment advocate for VIC veterans

A new Veterans Employment Advocate will help veterans find a new career in Victoria’s public sector after leaving the Australian Defence Force.

Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness

A cooling dash to the fridge is a common coping tactic for the 80 per cent or so of mid-life women who experience menopausal hot flushes.

New regional health training hubs created

Twenty six new Regional Training Hubs will create opportunities for young doctors to stay, study, work and live in rural and regional Australia, rather than returning to cities for all of their postgraduate training.

Stomach acid drugs linked to heightened risk of death

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—a widely available class of drug designed to curb excess stomach acid production—may be linked to a heightened risk of death.

Retirement village contracts - buyer beware

COTA NSW strongly advises prospective retirement village residents to not be pressured into a quick decision when it comes to choosing a retirement village.

Vaginal mesh class action begins in Sydney

Australian plaintiff law firm Shine Lawyers is bringing one of the country’s largest product liability Class Actions against Johnson & Johnson for its vaginal mesh implants.

Stop abusing your eyes: Put down that phone or tablet & get outside

Is our tech-laden modern world wearing out your eyes? QUT eye health researcher and optometrist Associate Professor Scott Read says it’s a case of not just stopping to smell those flowers, but having a good look at them too.

A working group of solicitors to tackle elder abuse

The Law Society of NSW has formed a multidisciplinary working group of solicitors to investigate strategies to combat elder abuse.

Medicare soft on five biggest cancer killers

A new report from the Commonwealth Government confirms that patients needing expert radiology services for the most common cancers have been ignored for nearly two decades.

Prepaid funeral regulation planned for WA

The State Government will regulate Western Australia's $140 million prepaid funeral sector to better protect seniors and their families from fund mismanagement.

Training multicultural workers for aged care critical

A new aged-care training program rolling out in South Australia will help to address the rising and specific needs of multicultural groups across Australia.

Communities struggling three months after Cyclone Debbie

Three months after the massive category four Cyclone Debbie crossed the north Queensland coast, Red Cross continues to reach out to people still struggling to pick up the pieces.

Cancer levels across Australia mapped

The Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) at Torrens University Australia has released its first national Atlas on cancer incidence by community and locality across the nation.

Concessions and living cost support for NT Seniors

All seniors aged 60 years or over will receive free travel on public buses across the Territory from 1 July.

Brains evolved to need exercise

Exercise significantly benefits brain structure and function, likely because of how we evolved as physically active hunter-gatherers, according to a new model.

Australians are working longer to pay off their mortgage

Rising mortgage debt is affecting everything from employment to spending, as Australians approach retirement, a study finds. Higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.

Why retirement village contracts need to be regulated like insurance

While you may think signing a retirement village contract is similar to buying a house or apartment, it isn’t. Retirement village contracts resemble insurance contracts more than purchase agreements, only they aren’t regulated like insurance products.

Veterans’ Health Week funding applications open

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today said that community groups and ex-service organisations could apply for funding to support events organised for Veterans’ Health Week 2017.