Pain subdued with green light

A study by University of Arizona researchers found that rats with neuropathic pain that were bathed in green LED light showed more tolerance for thermal and tactile stimulus.

Better disability access for public transport consultation

Comments are being sought by the Federal Government on a new draft guide to promote accessible public transport for people with disabilities.

Why secure and affordable housing is an increasing worry for age pensioners

The average housing costs of older (65-plus) outright homeowners in lone-person households were A$38 a week in 2013-14, the Australian Bureau of Statistics calculated, compared to $103 for older social housing tenants and $232 for older private renters.

Australia on track to have the oldest pension age in the developed world?

Malcolm Turnbull is … increasing the pension age to 70 – meaning that Australia will have oldest pension age in the developed world. – Jenny Macklin, shadow minister for families and social services, press release, February 6, 2017.The Conversation

Declining home ownership threatens retirement incomes

Australia’s declining home ownership rate has emerged as a significant threat to the adequacy of Australia’s retirement income system.

Electronics travel ban sparks insurance queries

The recently announced electronics ban on airline cabins has triggered mass queries for travellers around the world.

Aged care Quality Jobs Quality Care project

A pioneering research project will give aged care providers the tools to enhance job and care quality across the aged care sector.

Keeping aged care at home

Aged care services are available for people in the home, but not everyone understands how to access them and what's available.

Use of multiple brain-affecting drugs is rising among seniors

Tranquilizers, antidepressants, opioids and anti-psychotic medications carry special risks for older people, alone or in combination.

End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goals

Too few older adults plan ahead for end-of-life medical decisions. Even when they do identify a loved one to make decisions for them, their preferences are not always communicated or understood.

Don’t get scammed by a fake online store

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning online shoppers to be wary of scammers masquerading as legitimate online retailers, often selling well-known brands at too-good-to-be-true prices.