Invest with your eyes open – use ASIC's MoneySmart Investing Challenge

Recent Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) research has revealed that one in 10 Australian investors lost money they couldn't afford to lose last year.

Death rates in older pensioners – austerity link

A study says cuts in Pension Credit spending as part of the British government’s austerity measures in England have a ‘significant’ link with a rise in death rates among pensioners aged 85 or over.

South Korea’s demographic ageing dilemma

In 1950, 551,000 Koreans or 2.9 per cent of the population were aged 65 or above when the Korean War broke out. In 2014, 6.4 million South Koreans, or 12.7 per cent were aged 65 or above.

Be gas safe this Easter to avoid injury

Holiday makers using portable gas appliances are urged to follow safety instructions this Easter to prevent someone being seriously injured or killed.

Help for Victorians with power bills

Victorian energy companies may face penalties of up to $20,000 for failing to offer assistance to customers in financial hardship.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner wants to hear concerns

The Federal Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, Rae Lamb, appeared on television news last night to say that anyone can raise concerns about Australian Government funded aged care services.

Online tool to access skin cancer risk

Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have developed an online tool to predict the risk for people aged 40 and over of developing non-melanoma skin cancers.

DVDs provide access to lifesaving information for hard-of-hearing

Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults will now have easy access to potentially lifesaving information following the launch of specially formatted fire safety and first aid information DVDs.

Participation in free bowel screening preventing deaths

In a renewed bid to cut the incidence of bowel cancer, the Australian Government today launched A Gift for Living campaign, as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Got gout? Here's what to eat and avoid

Historically called the disease of kings, gout was common among wealthy gents who could afford to eat and drink to excess.

Retirement is good for your health

A study led by University of Sydney has found that people become more active, sleep better and reduce their sitting time when they retire.

Dementia carers contemplate suicide

Research has found that one in four people who provide care for a family member with dementia have contemplated suicide more than once in the last year.

Dementia and medicines - understanding your options

Alzheimer’s Australia and NPS MedicineWise have launched a new campaign to educate people living with dementia—and people involved in their care—about their rights when it comes to treatment options.

Senate Report into the Mental Health of Defence Force Members and Veterans released

The Senate Reference Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s report into the mental health of ADF members and veterans has been released for the Government's consideration.

Safe phones for domestic violence victims

The Federal Government is providing $2.5 million to the WESNET to distribute smartphones, and provide training to frontline services to help domestic violence victims understand how to use their smart phone safely.

3D ‘dementia-friendly home’ app to assist carers

A 3D Dementia-Friendly Home app for tablets has been launched by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic today to provide carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.

High daily coffee consumption may lower MS risk

Drinking a lot of coffee every day—more than 900 ml (30 fluid ounces) or around six cups—is linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis.

Recommendations on unnecessary medical tests and treatments

The Choosing Wisely Australia® campaign has today released 61 recommendations of tests, treatments and procedures that may not be necessary and could cause harm to Australian patients.

Here’s looking at: ‘Whistler’s Mother’

What is the purpose of a painting’s title? Most often it is to identify the subject, set the scene, allude to possible meanings or indicate a framework for understanding.

Smartphone app to reduce suicide deaths

Suicide is now the greatest killer of Australians aged 15 to 44 and is responsible for a high death rate among older men.

Suicide rate driven by men aged 40 to 44

Men depressed as adolescents in the 1990s have carried their suicidality with them into middle age, driving the highest suicide rate in 13 years, said mental health commissioner Ian Hickie.