High-cholesterol diet increases spread of prostate cancer

University of Queensland research has shown that a high-cholesterol diet increases the spread of prostate cancer tumours to lymph nodes, lungs and bones.

Time to change smoke alarm batteries

Families are urged to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks back at the end of Daylight Saving on Sunday 5 April.

Paracetamol is ineffective for lower back pain

Paracetamol is not effective in the treatment of spinal pain and provides negligible benefits for osteoarthritis, according to a study published in The BMJ today.

Dementia now the second leading cause of death

The ABS has released their 2013 report on causes of death in Australia – which looks at the 147,678 deaths reported in 2013 and presents a full picture of mortality patterns across the population.

Tax discussion welcomed – retirement incomes discussion needed

A discussion about the taxation system which feeds into a retirement incomes review to ensure equitable, sustainable and stable tax and income security system for all retirees is needed.

Stress management helps long term breast cancer survivors

A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.

Walking after meals could save older people from a fall

Going for a walk instead of resting after eating could help to save older people from some falls caused by a sudden loss in blood pressure, according to new research.

Why do only some people plan for retirement

A person’s “psychological clock”, or innate tendency to focus more on the past, present or future, strongly influences how well they plan for retirement.

Move more sit less for a healthy lifestyle

ACT Minister for Planning, Mick Gentleman, joined the Heart Foundation to encourage the community to live an active, healthy, life.

AMA recommends responsible use of restraint in aged care

The AMA has revised its Position Statement on Restraint in the Care of People in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Harnessing the power of oldness at work

The release of the Intergenerational report in early March 2015 catapulted me into a state of confusion.

Palliative care plans in aged care needed

The AMA today released its new Position Statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Six DIY injuries to watch out for

Aussies love their DIY – fuelled by the huge range of home renovation shows on our small screen, from ‘The Block’ to ‘Grand Designs’, there are DIY strategies to cover any taste and budget.

Older women in an emerging elderly underclass

Older women are increasingly at risk of homelessness in NSW after inaction by both major parties which has led to a private housing market that is excluding older women.

Research into alleviating stress faced by carers

A University of the Sunshine Coast research project is aiming to help families cope with the ongoing stress that follows the placement of elderly loved ones into aged care facilities.

Supporting mature aged workers in Canberra

Business leaders, experts in seniors issues and government representatives met today to discuss barriers to mature aged workers.

More seniors now surfing a new Web wave

You’re never too old to learn - and there’s plenty on offer for senior Australians who want to know how to work a computer and make the most of the health, entertainment and social benefits.

Aged care service use in final years of life

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) looks at Australians’ use of aged care services towards the end of their lives.

Sydney housing costs drive older people north

Older people on low or fixed incomes are increasingly moving from Sydney to areas like the North Coast in the hope of obtaining affordable housing.

Government proposals could erode quality of aged care

Charles Sturt University academic Dr Maree Bernoth is using this NSW Senior's Week to highlight proposed changes to government legislation she believes could erode the quality of residential aged care.

Dance study puts people with Parkinson’s on the front foot

Brisbane researchers have proven that a community dance program can improve the health and wellbeing of people living with Parkinson's disease.