Biking linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death

A recent study suggests that bicycle commuting, like recreational cycling, is not only associated with a lower risk of serious disease, but with a longer life as well.

Seeking nominations from veterans of Milne Bay, Kokoda and the Beachheads

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has encouraged veterans to nominate to receive support to attend commemorations for the Battles of Milne Bay and Kokoda and the Beachheads in Canberra.

Community Awareness Grants announced for organ donations

The Australian Government has awarded $430,000 in Grants to encourage more people to join the Australian Organ Donor Register online.

Moderate drinking linked to a decline in brain health

Alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and steeper decline in cognitive (mental) skills, finds a study published by The BMJ on 11 May.

Technology transforming older lives

A national report launched by the Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt shows how rapid and continuous growth of new technologies is radically transforming the lives of older Australians for the better.

A year of Know Your Bones

On this, the first anniversary of Know Your Bones, Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia celebrate over 75,000 visits to the online bone health assessment tool.

High human cost of Sydney's public housing evictions policy

Three years after New South Wales’ housing minister announced that all 579 public housing tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Sirius Building would be moved within two years and their homes sold, only 24 tenants are still resisting the move.

Cultura: An app for culturally sensitive dementia care

Alzheimer’s Australia SA has launched multicultural smart phone app ‘Cultura’, developed to support health professionals in the provision of culturally sensitive dementia care.

Energy Assistance Payment to pension/welfare recipients

The Federal Government will provide a one-off payment of up to $75 to 3.8 million people, following the passage of legislation in the Senate.

Human Rights Commission call to action on elder abuse

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on all Australians to recognise the rights of older people and end the abuse and neglect so many of them face.

Elder abuse report ignores impact on people's health

The good news is that Australia is doing something positive to improve the lives of our parents and grandparents. The bad news is we can no longer pretend there are golden years awaiting us all in old age.