More say in delivery of home aged care services

Today sees the launch of Increasing Choice in Home Care, which gives consumers more choice in home care services – such as personal care, nursing and social support – to suit their individual needs.

Genomes of healthy older Australians studied

Information about the genome sequence of 1200 of Australia’s healthy older people has been made available to medical researchers worldwide.

Restorative aged care to keep older Australians at home

An new form of flexible aged care will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness.

Launch of talking lifestyle radio in Melbourne and Brisbane

Macquarie Media has announced the launch of a new radio format Talking Lifestyle in Melbourne and Brisbane to begin broadcasting on Monday 27 February 2017.

Energy assistance for Queenslanders in financial emergency

The Queensland Government is continuing support to vulnerable Queenslanders in times of need through reforms to its energy concessions.

Next WA Premier must take action on stroke

Western Australians are being denied access to best-practice stroke treatment and care with the State’s hospitals falling below national averages in several critical areas - Stroke Foundation.

Real-time political donation disclosure in QLD

Australia’s first real-time electronic donation disclosure system has gone live in Queensland this morning.

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections.

Fruit and veg lower risk of chronic lung disease

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing chronic lung disease (COPD) in former and current smokers, finds research in the journal Thorax.

Faster lawful supply of medicinal cannabis

The Federal Government will facilitate faster access by qualified doctors to medicinal cannabis for patients with the necessary approvals.

Best Cars awards

Family-sized sedans could be about to make a comeback, with the Mazda 6 taking out the Judges’ Choice category for a second time in the nation’s Best Cars awards.