Should we still be choosing fat-free over full-fat products?

Light or “lite”, 99% fat-free, reduced fat, low fat, less fat, reduced calorie, low calorie, lean, extra lean – are products with these labels always healthier?

NSW Grandparents Day 2016 grants

Applications for 2016 New South Wales Grandparents Day event grants are now open.

Lifestyle changes might mean more than losing weight

A recent study shows that for most people switching to a healthier lifestyle can produce a body weight that is healthy for that person overtime. Contrary to popular beliefs, this does not necessarily mean that one must lose weight.

Shower bus for the homeless

People sleeping rough on Sydney streets will have a safe place to shower and change with the launch of a unique mobile shower service fitted out in a former bus.

ACT seniors and veterans grants open

Applications are being taken for the ACT Government Participation (Veterans and Seniors) Grants Program worth a total of $80,000.

Seniors' vote could sway the election outcome

With nearly half the voting population aged over 50, seniors could sway the outcome of the upcoming election.

Heater danger - a seasonal reminder

During the winter months the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner regularly receives complaints which highlight the need for care in using heaters in residential care services and the potential danger to residents.

Upgrade of VIC rural aged care services

The Victorian Government will fund $8 million in refurbishment to public sector residential aged care facilities across rural and regional Victoria.

Age-friendly Western Australia workshop

Three-quarters of West Australian seniors are now living in local governments that are actively working towards the establishment of age-friendly communities.

Why do some cancers suddenly disappear?

It is hard to believe that some cancers miraculously disappear, but it does happen.

Regular exercise protects against cognitive decline in later years

Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in the later years, a landmark 20-year study has found.

USC seeks healthy older adults for brain training

A search is underway for healthy adults aged over 60 to join a University of the Sunshine Coast research project in Queensland to find a drug-free treatment for dementia – but there is a catch.

Downsizing preferred by more than 80% of older households

Australia’s housing stock is not meeting the demands of current and future markets, according to findings in a new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre report.

Struggles ahead for ageing Italian migrants

With half of Australia’s 185,000-strong Italian migrant population now over 65, issues concerning aged care, including access to services, are becoming more pressing for the Italian community.

Should osteoarthritis therapy target particular muscle segments?

La Trobe University researchers have discovered, using MRI scans, people with hip osteoarthritis suffer from shrinkage of a special group of deep gluteal muscle.

Clinical trial investigates treatment for depression and bipolar disorder

A new, non-invasive non-medication treatment for depression including bipolar disorder is now being trialled at the Black Dog Institute, University of NSW in Sydney.

New plan to support Queensland seniors

Queensland is moves to become a more inclusive state, with the Government launching a new action plan to build more age-friendly communities.

Prioritising VIC sexual health and blood borne virus services

A plan to address hepatitis B, C, HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) cases in the ACT and increase access to sexual health services has been released today by Assistant Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris.

First step in National Domestic Violence Scheme

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today introduced legislation to begin the process of ensuring domestic violence orders made in Victoria can be enforced Australia-wide.

Women outnumbering men in Australia

Australia's female population has hit 12 million, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

Revised UK ‘Eatwell Guide’ promotes industry wealth

The revised UK ‘Eatwell Guide,’ which visually represents the government’s recommendations on food groups for a ‘healthy, balanced diet,’ is not evidence based.