Insurers take car buyers for a ride
ASIC is calling on insurers to significantly improve consumer outcomes following the release of two reports into add-on insurance products commonly sold to consumers when purchasing cars.
Consulate cases on the rise as Aussies get in trouble overseas
The number of Aussies heading overseas has almost doubled over the last nine years, with 4.3 million people leaving the country in 2006, compared to 8.2 million in 2015.
Antibiotics may relieve low back pain caused by infection
It is estimated that four in five Australians will experience low back pain during their lifetime the leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment options are limited.
Study on impact of art on dementia
A collaboration between the Brain and Mind Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW will lead a study on the impact of art on people living with dementia.
Income stress in older women linked to frailty
Money might not guarantee happiness, but it could buy you physical health in older age, new University of Queensland research shows.
Medicinal cannabis legislation passes Parliament
Parliament has passed legislation permitting Australian patients to access a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal cannabis products for the management of painful and chronic conditions.
SA jury duty available for people aged over 70
The South Australian Government will move to allow people over 70-years-old to sit on juries in South Australia.
Safeguarding older Australians from abuse
Today, the Federal Government has taken steps to put the rights of older Australians on the national agenda by initiating an inquiry into elder abuse.
Estate duties part of the tax debate?
The Australia Institute has released a paper, Surprise Me When I’m Dead: Revisiting the Case for Estate Duties.
Longer, healthier lives are possible
A Stanford analysis shows how to enhance longevity and well-being through healthy living, financial security and social relationships.
Paleo diet increases weight gain
A new study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications.
Advanced Australia: The Politics of Ageing
Mark Butler has produced an excellently researched book on one of the most pressing issues confronting Australia today.
Australians concerned about retirement
A new poll from The Australian National University (ANU) on ageing and money has found many Australians are worried about their retirement and ability afford a comfortable life after leaving the workforce.
Variations in longevity across Europe
Wide and stubborn variations in longevity have persisted across Europe over the past 20 years, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
New Aged care complaints translated resources
There is a new addition to the range of translated resources being offered by the Aged Care Complaints Commission.
$22.7 million lost to dating scams in 2015
Last year, 2,620 Australians reported losing almost $23 million to dating and romance scams to the ACCC.
Group memberships after retirement linked to longer life
Membership of social groups, such as book clubs or church groups, after retirement is linked to a longer life, with the impact on health and wellbeing similar to that of regular exercise.
Urinary incontinence can be a problem for women of all ages, but there is a cure
Urinary incontinence is urine leakage from a loss of bladder control that mainly affects women after childbirth. But it can happen to anyone. Around 37% of Australian women have some form of the condition compared to 13% of Australian men.
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