LGBTI Aged Care Strategy

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP today released the findings of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Aged Care Strategy Review.

A quick walk could significantly reduce physical inactivity ailments

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that small increases in our levels of physical activity could have major positive health impact.

Outstanding Victorian Aboriginal leaders honoured

The Victorian Government is celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal leaders who have made a profound contribution to their local communities and to Victoria.

Osteoarthritis: top five tips for ongoing management

With more than two million Australians estimated to have osteoarthritis, NPS MedicineWise reveals its top five tips to help manage and reduce the pain caused by the condition.

Volunteers sought for knee pain study

Researchers at The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are seeking participants for a kneecap pain research project.

Exercise aids recovery from brain injury

Exercise is an important part of recovery for people with brain injury, University of Queensland researchers have found.

Best Product of the Year Awards of 2018

The best and most innovative new products of 2018 have been revealed - as voted by thousands of Australian consumers in the 9th annual Product of the Year Awards.

Free support for cancer awareness

A free online self-help tool to support people recently diagnosed with cancer has been launched in South Australia.

Aged care palliative service project receives funding

Palliative care in aged care services has received $15 million Federal funding for the End-of-Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) project led by QUT in with Flinders University and University of Technology Sydney.

Drug company promotion to doctors endemic

An analysis of drug company-funded events in Australia has raised concerns about commercial influence.

One in four retired Britons return to work

Around one in four retirees in the UK return to work or ‘unretire’, mostly within five years of retiring, according to research by King’s College London.

Discontinuity of care puts older patients at risk of hospital admission

Older patients who do not see the same GP over a period of time are at higher risk of emergency hospital admission than those who see the same or a small number of GPs.

Delayed word processing could predict development Alzheimer's

A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Drug could derail synapse loss in Alzheimer's disease

A recent multi-centre study, led by King’s College London and the University of Manchester, has established that synapse loss in Alzheimer’s disease is driven by a specific signalling pathway.

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.

Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health amalgamate

Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health have announced an amalgamation of the two organisations following a vote on 14 November 2017 by Macedon Ranges Health Members.

Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England

The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt.

Support for changing the law to allow same-sex marriage

All states and territories recorded a majority Yes response to the Federal Government initiated national survey on same-sex marriage.

Ministers check aged care innovation and education

Federal minister for aged care and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills have inspected aged care facilities with a progressive outlooks on the future.

Older people speak out media awards

Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, today congratulated the recipients of the Older People Speak Out Awards (OPSO), which recognise the work of the Australian media in promoting positive ageing.

Violence between nursing home residents demands our attention

Some preventable deaths in nursing homes are a result of aggression between residents. This most commonly occurs in people with dementia, new research has found.