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.

Cooking at home = Prescription for healthy weight

More than half Australian adults are unhappy with their weight, with many wanting to eat better, trim portion sizes and cook at home more.

Relationships more beneficial to women than men

Women in relationships have better overall health compared to their single counterparts; for men, their overall health is not influenced by their relationship status.

One in three pedestrian deaths aged over 70

Police are urging pedestrians and motorists to be on the alert for each other following a significant number of recent pedestrian fatalities.

10 tips for heart healthy living

For Heart Month international and National Heart Research Day, 14 February, Dr Joanna McMillan - a leading Dieticians, Nutritionist, TV personality presents her healthy heart tips.

Next generation of banknotes

At the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, the Reserve Bank has announced that the first of Australia's next generation of banknotes, the new $5, will be issued from 1 September 2016.

Improved diabetes control with new diet

Adelaide researchers have developed a diet and exercise program, highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, with an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels.

Legislation for choice in aged home care

Older Australians will have greater choice and control over their aged care services under proposed changes to aged care legislation.

Wash all supermarket produce- food researcher

Pre-washed supermarket fruit and vegetables should be washed again to remove all traces of pathogenic bugs, says a Victoria University food researcher.

Australia's corruption score on the rise

Australia has dropped further from the top 10 of least corrupt countries in the world.

Close the Gap - renewed commitment needed

Political parties have been called on to renew their commitment to closing the unacceptable health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

Mobility and adjustable bed suppliers fined

Clews, which supplies Seniors Plus products and D Burnz which supplies Better Living Australia products have each paid $20,400 in ACCC penalties.

Innovation in elder help detection on the horizon

When it comes to seniors, it can difficult to strike a balance between maintaining an independent lifestyle and ensuring that help will be there when needed.

Flavonoid-rich foods and drinks may prevent erectile dysfunction

Men who consume just three or four weekly portions of foods and drinks containing flavonoids—which include berries, citrus fruits, and red wine—may reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction.

Vulvar cancer rates surge in women under 60

Over the past thirty years, vulvar cancer rates have increased by 84 per cent in Australian women under 60 years of age.

Medication use in older men linked to risk of death and frailty

Medication use among men aged 70 years and older is linked to a heightened risk of death and frailty, new research reveals.

Assisted dying: the difficult conversation

We must acknowledge divergent views on assisted dying and start framing laws that will enable it, writes Ian McPhee.

Where women live influences decisions about breast cancer treatment

New research has found that the distance to cancer services may be influencing the treatment intentions of regional Queensland women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Will stretches be the answer on back pain?

The majority of Australians will struggle with back pain in their lifetime, but research commencing at the University of Canberra may offer a new solution through Pilates exercise.

Help for people affected by adoption

The Benevolent Society's Post-Adoption Support Queensland (PASQ) is running a series of workshops for people affected by adoption at the Gold Coast, as well as a retreat in Brisbane.

Grandparents help families save billions on childcare

A study released by Australian Seniors Insurance Agency shows grandparents are easing the financial burden of childcare within families, by working on average two days a week as unpaid caregivers.