Don't worry. Be happy. Lose weight

Many people believe that if they lose weight they will be happier about themselves, but new research is suggesting that people should take the opposite approach.

Age Pensioners not spending the inheritance

Australia’s aged pensioners tend to preserve financial wealth and consume conservatively says a new study by the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

Australia slipping in best countries for older people to live

Australia remains among the best but has fallen several places on the 2015 Global Ageing Index of quality of life and well-being for older people.

Vitamin B3 derivative cuts skin cancer risk

A year of treatment with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly lowered the risk of common, non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients.

Mature-age student finds new direction

It’s never too late to begin a tertiary journey and change your life.

VIC bowel cancer screening rates low

New data shows only around one in three Victorians aged over 50 are taking up the opportunity to have a free bowel cancer screening test.

Grants open for QLD community groups

Community groups across Queensland could receive a head start in the New Year with the last round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants for 2015 now open.

37 000 Australian cancers could be prevented

An Australian-first study that found about 37 000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year.

Scientists map healthy elderly brain

Scientists have comprehensively mapped the connections in the healthy elderly brain, known as a connectome.

Medicare Safety Net to help more patients

More Australians could have faster access to simpler safety net protections against large medical expenses under a proposal introduced into Parliament today.

Dementia Severe Behaviour Response Teams

A Federal Government initiative will provide a help for aged care residents who exhibit severe behaviour as a result of their dementia and assist them to manage their symptoms.

NAB to implement financial advice remediation program

From today, National Australia Bank (NAB) will be contacting customers who may have received non-compliant advice since 2009.

Tool to Save money on power bills

The Victorian Labor Government has launched a new tool to help Victorians save money on their power bills, as new figures show that nine out of 10 Victorians are paying too much for electricity.

ACCC reports on private health insurance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a report on the private health insurance industry, highlighting concerns about the impact of complex information on consumers.

Celebrating ACT Grandparents Week 2015

Grandparents provide a loving, supportive, mentoring and care-giving role in the everyday lives of families and within the wider Canberra community.

Financial abuse of older Australians

The Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has called for a national plan to prevent the elderly from becoming victims of financially motivated abuse.

Understanding older Australians isolation and loneliness

With increasing numbers of older people receiving care in the home, there is a growing need to understand and address social isolation and loneliness which could be an unintended consequence of this growing area.

Calcium and vitamin D for bone health

The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) said today’s World Osteoporosis Day shines the spotlight on calcium and vitamin D and the vital role they play in preventing osteoporosis.

World Osteoporosis Day – get active

Minister for Health Sussan Ley is pleading with Australian women to “put their health first” and get active to ensure they – and their families - live more healthy, happy and productive lives.

Super funds down in first quarter

Financial market volatility continues to be a challenge for superannuation funds with the median Balanced Option down 1.7 per cent for the first quarter of the 2015/16 financial year.

SES Week across Australia

Queensland’s Orange Angels were centre-stage today with the official launch of SES Week.