Helping women decide if breast reconstruction is the right thing

Women with breast cancer who are deciding whether a breast construction is right for them after mastectomy now have access to a free decision making tool on Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) website.

Short film competition to prompt positive ageing

Western Australian film makers are being invited to raise awareness and to challenge misconceptions about ageing as part of a new short film Life in Pictures competition.

Additional funding for aged care in regional areas

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP today announced more than $8.5 million in additional funding for the Multi-Purpose Services Program for aged care in regional, rural and remote communities.

New QLD homeless and housing hub established

Wynnum locals will have access to a one stop shop for homelessness services and support through a Queensland Government funding initiative that will help people survive homelessness with dignity.

Know Your Bones scoops national award

Know Your Bones, an online bone health self-assessment tool reached 50,000 website visits this month, and received a Highly Commended award at the prestigious National PRIA Golden Target awards.

Weight-lifting helps over 55s improve brain function and muscle strength

Over 55s with mild cognitive impairment can improve their brain function by building muscle strength, a new study shows.

WA seniors active with SilverSport program

More Western Australian seniors will have the chance to get active with the expansion of the popular SilverSport pilot program to Albany and Bunbury.

Depression research in aged care made a change

A series of Deakin University studies into depression and aged care illustrates how the application of research can make a real difference in people’s lives.

Being mindful of back pain in baby boomers

An examination of the relationship between pain beliefs and low back pain (LBP) in baby boomers, found poorer beliefs are associated with greater disability.

Study reveals habits of older drivers

A new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the driving patterns of people aged over 75 in a bid to improve road safety across Australia.

Commercial interests may drown out patients' voices

University of Sydney and Bond University researchers have called for greater independence and transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups.

A probiotic a day may keep stress at bay

If you’re going through a stressful time or are just feeling a bit anxious, you may want to start taking probiotics.

Collaboration needed to support the homeless with dementia

The homelessness, dementia, health and aged care sectors are being urged to work more closely with one another to share knowledge, training and services.

WA grandcarers research

Western Australian grandcarers will benefit from research into services that better support them and their families following a $896,087 grant from Lotterywest.

Calls for Medicare-funded psychological treatment for the elderly

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) supports recent calls for residents of aged-care facilities to have improved access to Medicare-funded psychological treatment for mental illness.

Hot Night Survival Guide - no Clothes, no Cuddling

Get naked, don’t snuggle and avoid the bedroom until you’re yawning.

Prostate cancer patients' distress may lead to more aggressive treatment

The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options.

Could regular exercise help women battling advanced breast cancer?

QUT researchers are looking for Brisbane women who have been diagnosed with stage 2 (or above) breast cancer to take part in a study into the safety, feasibility and benefits of a regular exercise program.

Migraine associated with higher risk of stroke after surgery

Surgical patients with a history of migraines have a greater risk of stroke and readmission to hospital, finds a study published by The BMJ.

Centenarians are hale and hearty, research shows

Australians preparing to clock over their century in 2017 can take heart – in general, they’re in good health.

Being rude to your doctor could lead to worse care

Emotions can run high in hospitals, and patients or patients’ loved ones can be rude to medical professionals when they perceive inadequate care. But berating your doctor could have harmful or deadly consequences.