Genetic risk for cardiovascular health not linked to longevity
Studies of exceptionally long-lived individuals have shown that one of the key factors to exceptional longevity is better cardiovascular health.
Older patients arriving at hospital with Vitamin C deficiency
Alarmingly low Vitamin C levels in older hospital patients has been described as a serious hurdle in recovery by Flinders University researchers.
Doctors urging vaccination against “killer lung infection”
One-in-10 Australians aged over 65 years who are hospitalised with pneumonia die from the “killer lung infection”.
Commonwealth Government - second Morrison ministry
The Prime Minister Mr Scott Morrison announced, on 26 May 2019, his intention to recommend to the Governor-General the following Ministry.
Stem cell treatment can stop and reverse osteoarthritis
A large stem cell trial of its type has shown that pure stem cells provide a more effective treatment for osteoarthritis than traditional therapies, such as pain relief drugs, anti-inflammatories, prescribed exercise and knee surgery.
Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people
Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Trial project to accommodate uni students in aged care
A project proposed by USC Gympie and Cooinda Aged Care Centre aims to give university students a novel opportunity to live in renovated accommodation at the centre while completing their degrees next door.
Developed economies face decades of reduced consumption due to population ageing
Population ageing will entail a demographic transition in the medium and long term that will affect the global economy.
End-of-life conversations can contribute to a better death
End-of-life conversations can improve quality of life and provide people dealing with an advanced illness with a much-needed sense of control.
The rise of DIY wills and why you shouldn’t go there
Without a legal background, understanding the intricacies of wills and estates can be both daunting and challenging.
Public hospital admissions growing faster than private
Hospital admissions have risen faster than population growth, and last financial year saw a rise in influenza related hospitalisations, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Valued volunteers stay longer
People are more likely to volunteer for a longer period of time if they are told they are making a difference and they feel valued, a new report led by Curtin University has found.
Funding certainty against WA elder abuse
The Western Australia Government has provided funding certainty to the States on-the-ground elder abuse prevention services, launching a five-year funding agreement.
Palliative care-related hospitalisations growing
Palliative care-related hospitalisations has been rising at a faster rate than other hospitalisations, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Aged Care provider IRT Group trials autonomous vehicle
Aged care and retirement village residents at IRT Kangara Waters in Canberra are participating in an autonomous vehicle trial this month.
Volunteers helping Australians plan their future health care
Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) has welcomed National Volunteer Week’s 2019 theme, Making a World of Difference, acknowledging the wide impact of their small volunteer team of 12.
Commissioner for Senior Victorians reappointed
The Victorian Government has announced the reappointment of Gerard Mansour as the Commissioner for Senior Victorians for another four years.
Retirement living leader takes home top property prize
Cranbrook Care has taken home one of Australia’s top property prizes for a development that redefines retirement living in Sydney’s Hills District.
Study shows older men feel ‘excluded, overlooked and cut-off’
With increasing numbers of older men experiencing loneliness, a new report calls for a better understanding of how to tackle the growing public health challenge.
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