Better end-of-life care in regional VIC

The Victorian Government is facilitating people in regional areas accessing quality and compassionate end-of-life care, closer to home.

Treatment in hospital by older doctors linked to higher death rates

Patients in US hospitals treated by older physicians have higher mortality than patients cared for by younger physicians, except those physicians treating high volumes of patients.

Cardless Cash con

CHOICE warns against using Cardless Cash when purchasing products through Gumtree after a student was scammed into buying a fraudulent ticket to the Groovin the Moo music festival using the service. [1]

Review of Community Visitors Scheme

The final report of the review into the Australian Government’s Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) was released today by the Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt.

ASIC warns about investment scams

During Consumer Fraud Week 2017, ASIC is reminding Australians to protect themselves against investment scams.

More call centre operators for Centrelink

The Federal Budget will provide 250 new Australian jobs to answer more phone calls into Centrelink. This will help reduce call wait times and improve the delivery of  services.

Heightened risk of heart attacks with common painkillers

Doctors and patients urged to weigh the risks and benefits of ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, and naproxen because of a heightened risk of heart attack.

More older people in the workforce would boost GDP – but it's a hard ask

There's a budget imperative most observers have taken their eye off: the fiscal fallout from an ageing population.

Sound waves enhance deep sleep and memory

Pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and boosts memory in older adults.

Narrative journaling may help heart's health post-divorce

Participants asked to write the story of their divorce, rather than just document their feelings about it, saw an improvement in cardiovascular health.

What science tells us about successful ageing

There have been some noteworthy examples of successful human ageing in the press recently. It was announced that Prince Phillip will be retiring from royal duties in the autumn, at the age of 96.