Stroke research grants awarded

Ground-breaking, innovative stroke research has been given a kick-start as part of the Stroke Foundation’s annual grants program.

New QLD online DV form to help applying for a protection order

The Queensland Government is assisting victims of Domestic and Family Violence by launching an online form to guide people through the process of applying for a protection order.

COPD affecting 1.45 million

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung condition that makes it difficult to breathe.

Hands-free phone just as distracting as handheld

Talking hands-free on a mobile phone while driving is just as distracting as a conversation using a hand-held phone, despite one being illegal and the other not.

Genomes of healthy older Australians studied

Information about the genome sequence of 1200 of Australia’s healthy older people has been made available to medical researchers worldwide.

Restorative aged care to keep older Australians at home

An new form of flexible aged care will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness.

Energy assistance for Queenslanders in financial emergency

The Queensland Government is continuing support to vulnerable Queenslanders in times of need through reforms to its energy concessions.

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections.

Fruit and veg lower risk of chronic lung disease

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing chronic lung disease (COPD) in former and current smokers, finds research in the journal Thorax.

Faster lawful supply of medicinal cannabis

The Federal Government will facilitate faster access by qualified doctors to medicinal cannabis for patients with the necessary approvals.

An extra walk a day can keep the doctor away

New research which shows the health benefits to older Australians walking an extra 4300 steps a day, highlights the importance of a national physical action plan, the Heart Foundation has said.

iCompare Aged Care launch

iCompare Aged Care will launch Australia’s first independent national aged home care comparison website and advisory service on the 27 February 2017.

Low cost glasses for SA people on low incomes

Pensioners, people living with disability and the unemployed are among those to benefit from a new program that provides low income South Australians with quality, affordable glasses.

Pharmaceuticals fastest growing drug problem

A growing number of Australians are dependent on addictive pharmaceutical medication but have no idea they are hooked or putting their lives at risk.

Putting brain training apps to the test

Some brain training programs can help slow cognitive decline that may lead to dementia, a new review of research into commercially available products has found.

Strong results in an Australian-first dementia care model

Recent Salvation Army Aged Care Plus figures show significant improvements in quality of life for residents living with dementia under a new care model.

Rural patients get raw deal from rising Private Health Insurance

With the cost of Private Health Insurance set to rise again, patients in rural areas will be getting even less value for money than ever before, the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has warned.

Dementia figures reveal multi-billion dollar cost

The number of people with dementia in Australia has soared to more than 400,000 with an estimated cost to the community of more than $14 billion this year alone, a new report has found.

Tis better to give—to your spouse

We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive. Now there’s empirical evidence to show that being compassionate to a spouse is rewarding in and of itself.

Health Check: do cold showers cool you down?

It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down? To answer this question, we first need to look at how the body maintains stable internal (core) temperature.

Dear valentine: your guide to healthy sacrifice in a relationship

Studies by UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers focussed on the nature of sacrifice in couples' relationships, offering practical ways to approach sacrificing for each other.