Salsa stimulates the power of staying active

University of Queensland physiotherapy student Daniel Innes can list salsa dancing as one of his skills when he graduates next year.

Heart health for seniors/over 60’s

Newsflash: research released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of death of Australians above the age of 44.

Magnesium could prevent fractures

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing a common cause of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.

Older Australia at a glance 2016

The AIHW has reported that in 2016, approximately 3.7 million people (15% of Australia’s total projected population of 24.3 million) are older Australians.

SA Government to close Oakden Older Person’s Mental Health Service

The Makk and McLeay Nursing Home at the Older Person’s Mental Health Service, Oakden, will close as part of the South Australian Government’s response to an independent review into the service.

Cycling linked to substantial health benefits

Active commuting by bicycle is associated with a substantial decrease in the risk of death from all causes, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared with non-active commuting by car or public transport, finds a study in The BMJ today.

Queensland’s first Good Money Store opens

Gold Coasters can steer clear of dodgy payday lenders with the official opening of Queensland’s first Good Money store at Southport, joining stores already operating in Victoria and South Australia.

Bush to get better access to psychological services

A major barrier to rural residents accessing mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new Medicare rebate for online videoconferencing consultations with psychologists.

Health insurance - need for deeper review

Criticisms of the value of health insurance made in articles released today should prompt the Government to boost the scope of its private health care review, the Consumers Health Forum says.

Cancer and alcohol ad ranked best in the world

An advertisement showing how alcohol is absorbed, risking cancerous cell mutations in the liver, bowel and throat, has been found to be the most effective alcohol ad internationally.

Binge drinking rising among women and seniors

Women usually welcome news that the gender gap in pay or leadership positions is closing. But lately we’ve been learning that women are also gaining parity in another respect: alcohol consumption.