Cervical cancer screening saving lives

Nearly 6 in 10 women continue to participate in cervical screening programs in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Willing to Work - national report released

Too many older people and people with disability are denied jobs because of discrimination based on age or disability says a Australian Human Rights Commission report.

Death risk for hospital patients who miss or eat small meals

Hospital patients who eat less than a quarter of the food they are offered or who are already malnourished are significantly more likely to die within 30 days of admission.

Comfortable retirement elusive for indigenous Australians

New research confirms a disparity between the earnings and superannuation balances of indigenous Australians and non-indigenous Australians.

Disaster planning for people with a disability

Natural disasters like floods and bushfires are commonplace in Australia these days, but what isn’t talked about are the experiences of people with disability during these emergencies.

DePuy Pinnacle hip implants since 2006 failing

Metal on metal hip replacements implanted since 2006 are more prone to failure with a need for further surgery, finds research looking at revision rates at one hospital trust.

Selfless service as PMH helper celebrates 100th

Health Minister John Day has congratulated Gerry Leeuwangh on his years of dedicated service, as the Princess Margaret Hospital helper celebrates his 100th birthday today.

Half of older Australians living with disability

Just over half (50.7 per cent) of Australians aged 65 and over reported living with disability in 2015, compared to one in 8 (12.5 per cent) aged under 65, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Home nursing deal in China

Large not-for-profit aged care provider RDNS has entered into an agreement with two health care organisations in China to set up home nursing services in the city of Qingdao.

Lifeview awarded Best Active Ageing Special Project

Victorian aged care provider Lifeview Residential Care (Lifeview) is celebrating being awarded the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Award for Best Active Ageing Special Project.

New eSafety Women website launched

The Federal Government has launched a new website which enables women to take control online and protect themselves from technology-facilitated abuse.

Australian Dementia Forum

The inaugural Australian Dementia Forum 2016 will be held in Brisbane from 1 to 3 May 2016, featuring foremost Australian and international researchers on dementia.

A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians

A new, free guide designed to help protect the rights of older South Australians has been launched to today.

Capital gains tax and negative gearing policies affordable?

Changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the Commonwealth Government about $5.3 billion a year, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

Prescription monitoring to save lives

The Victorian Government will act to prevent the deaths of up to 90 Victorians over the next five years, from prescription drug overdoses with a real-time prescription monitoring system.

Loneliness and isolation linked to heart disease and stroke

Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30 per cent increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease the leading causes of illness and death in high income countries.

Federal public dental services funding doubled

The Federal Government will provide the largest Commonwealth investment in public dental services to ensure all children and adults with concession cards who need it most do not fall through the cracks.

WA Carers Strategy released

An online directory of services for Western Australia's 320,000 carers has been launched by the State Government, to achieve greater recognition and support for carers.

Could over 40,000 cancers in Australia be prevented?

Minister for Health Sussan Ley today launched Check Your Cancer Risk, an interactive online tool to help people understand how lifestyle factors can contribute to their risk of cancer.

SilverSport to help WA seniors get active

Eligible West Australian seniors will be given financial help to join sporting clubs or attend seniors physical activity classes under an innovative program announced today.

Mature Australia Party launched

The Mature Australia Party was registered by the Australian Electoral Commission as a political party on 14 April 2016 with the intention of standing candidates in the coming Federal election.