Encouraging women to make health a priority
As part of Women’s Health Week, all Australian women are encouraged to take time to think about making positive changes that can improve their health and wellbeing during Women’s Health Week.
Home buyers guide from ASIC's MoneySmart
ASIC has launched a series of videos to help consumers make MoneySmart decisions when buying a home.
New Human Services website goes live
An overhaul of the Department of Human Services website is making it easier for people to read and access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support information and services online.
Women’s Health Week
More than 56,000 women taking part in over 1,500 events across Australia.
Compulsory flu vaccination for aged care workers
The Federal Government will investigate ways to boost vaccination rates among workers in aged care facilities, including making the flu vaccine compulsory, following deaths this winter.
Think F.A.S.T and act FAST this National Stroke Week
Worrying new Stroke Foundation statistics have found only 36 percent of Australians who suffer a stroke reach hospital within a critical 4.5 hour window for clot busting treatment.
Sleep study seeks volunteers
As a third of Australian adults only dream of getting a good night’s rest, University of Newcastle researchers are conducting a nationwide clinical trial designed to improve sleep quality amongst those aged 40-65.
Aged influenza deaths - Tasmania
Director of Public Health Dr Mark Veitch said the deaths of six of elderly people at the Strathdevon aged care facility in Latrobe, near Devonport during the influenza outbreak “was a sad event for the families”.
Forget heatwaves, our cold houses are much more likely to kill us
A pervasive myth in Australia is that hot weather is the greatest danger to our health. In reality, it’s more likely cold weather will kill you.
Introducing ABC Weather – the story behind the science
The ABC has announced an initiative that will explore how and why weather events occur in Australia, and their effects on people and the environment.
Excessive card payment surcharge ban
From today, every business will be banned from charging customers excessive surcharges for using certain types of EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and American Express cards to make payments.
Disability and aged care sector workforce grants
Organisations specialising in business sector growth have been invited to apply for a new $33 million Australian Government investment in the disability and aged care sector NDIS workforce.
Study - moderate consumption of fats and carbohydrates best for health
Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death.
Is back stiffness just a trick of the mind?
New scientific evidence from a University of South Australia researcher shows – for the first time – that feelings of back stiffness may purely be a protective mechanism to avoid further injury.
Older Australians don't look after their health
New research released has found that almost half of our Australians in their 70’s are not looking after their health1 and shingles becomes more of a concern as we age.
Support Legacy during its annual appeal
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has urged Australians to support Legacy during its annual appeal to help continue the important work it does in assisting the families of Australian veterans.
Older Victorians to be celebrated at Seniors Festival
The Victorian Seniors Festival is set to return in October for its 35th year, to celebrate the more than a million Victorians over 60 who make such a valuable contribution to society.
Thousands have their say on NT concessions
More than four thousand Territorians have already had their say on how to improve the Northern Territory Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme.
TriCare opens aged care extension on Queensland’s Gold Coast
TriCare has opened additional residential aged care facilities at Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence at Clear Island Waters.
Sydney Meals on Wheels rolling 60 years and a million meals later
Former publican, actress and cabaret singer Doris Bishop loves to sing to the Sydney Meals on Wheels volunteers who visit her a few days a week at her home in Surry Hills.