Know Your Bones scoops national award

Know Your Bones, an online bone health self-assessment tool reached 50,000 website visits this month, and received a Highly Commended award at the prestigious National PRIA Golden Target awards.

Weight-lifting helps over 55s improve brain function and muscle strength

Over 55s with mild cognitive impairment can improve their brain function by building muscle strength, a new study shows.

Depression research in aged care made a change

A series of Deakin University studies into depression and aged care illustrates how the application of research can make a real difference in people’s lives.

WA seniors active with SilverSport program

More Western Australian seniors will have the chance to get active with the expansion of the popular SilverSport pilot program to Albany and Bunbury.

Weather not to blame for your aches and pains

New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis.

Being mindful of back pain in baby boomers

An examination of the relationship between pain beliefs and low back pain (LBP) in baby boomers, found poorer beliefs are associated with greater disability.

Study reveals habits of older drivers

A new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the driving patterns of people aged over 75 in a bid to improve road safety across Australia.

Commercial interests may drown out patients' voices

University of Sydney and Bond University researchers have called for greater independence and transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups.

A probiotic a day may keep stress at bay

If you’re going through a stressful time or are just feeling a bit anxious, you may want to start taking probiotics.

Abandon Centrelink’s Auto-Debt Recovery to prevent further harm to the innocent

The process tweaks announced by the Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge do not address the fundamental problems and serious concerns expressed by a broad range of stakeholders - ACOSS.

Collaboration needed to support the homeless with dementia

The homelessness, dementia, health and aged care sectors are being urged to work more closely with one another to share knowledge, training and services.