Building a home for all ages

Wollongong tertiary and vocational students have started construction on a sustainable house that is set to change the way older people live.

Factors influencing participation in bowel cancer screening

A new, Australian-first study by Cancer Council NSW has shed light on the factors that influence whether or not someone participates in bowel cancer screening.

Stay cool in the heat - tips

As temperatures soar in Australia, the University of Sydney is leading research on how to protect the vulnerable during heatwaves.

Rural residents most at risk of hip fracture

People living in western Victoria's most remote and poorest local government areas have the greatest risk of hip fracture, a costly injury that can cause life-threatening complications, a Deakin University study has found.

App to help carers reduce stress

Almost half of carers experiencing low levels of wellbeing believed their conditions improved after five weeks of using a new mobile phone app.

Keeping safe from heat this summer

The Victorian Government has launched a new campaign to help people prepare for, and survive, a hot and potentially deadly summer.

Cans into cash

From 2018, receive the New South Wales 10 cent container refund at reverse vending machines at NSW Coles supermarkets.

SA 2018 Seniors Card and directory available

The 2018 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide, is now available for South Australian Seniors Card members.

Short-term rego for VIC in 2018

Victorian drivers with registration renewals from 1 January 2018 will be able to take advantage of the Victorian Government’s switch to short-term vehicle registration.

Pet owners urged to keep animals safe this New Year's Eve

The Lost Dogs’ Home is urging pet owners to plan for the safety of their animals this New Year’s Eve, with hundreds of dogs expected to escape and flee after being spooked by fireworks.

New PBS listings to cost Government $300 million

Around 800 Australians each year suffering from lung cancer and relapsed refractory multiple myeloma will benefit from affordable access to new medicines from 1 January 2018.

Canberra seniors get a chance at love

Occupational therapy students from the University of Canberra will played the role of matchmakers when they hosted a speed dating event aimed exclusively at older Canberrans.

Lack of sleep boosts levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

A study shows that sleepless nights tax the brain’s waste-disposal abilities to rid itself of the protein amyloid beta.

Your eyes can get sunburnt

As the summer sun intensifies, Optometry Australia is warning Australians to not only slip, slop and slap, but to slide on some sunnies to protect their eyes from the sun’s harsh rays.

Digital detoxing is the new New Year's resolution

Social media and internet addiction is driving more people to seek treatment for anxiety.

Blood donors urged to keep up generous flow

Generous donors intending to give the precious gift of life saving blood have been urged to keep their appointments this week during the high demand season and end of year festivities.

Going to the gym in later life could lower dementia risk

Early results from a new study led by ANU indicate that people aged in their 60s and early 70s could lower their risk of dementia if they maintained a healthy weight by going to the gym to retain muscle mass.

These two things are the secret to living a longer life

“Blue zones” are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find octogenarians, nonagenarians and many centenarians, and even some supercentenarians (people who have reached the age of 110).

Removing pokies from pubs and clubs a step towards normality

Australia has three quarters (76%) of the world’s “pub and club” poker machines.

Enough sleep should be on your list of New Year's resolutions

If you need an alarm to get up in the morning, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. More than 40% of Australians get too little sleep to feel rested and able to function at their best.

Woodford Folk Festival

With the start of the 32nd annual Woodford Folk Festival on Wednesday, the transformation of the site, one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, from lush parkland to Australia’s 67th largest town is complete.