No fault genes the secret to long life

Old folks who make it to their 100th birthday can thank their genetic makeup rather than a healthy lifestyle.

A new language - your New Year's resolution

As the champagne corks pop at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown, it’s the perfect time to think about what you’d like to accomplish in 2016.

2016 - the fascinating trends

Sydney-based Ross Dawson, an influential futurist highlights some fascinating trends coming for 2016.

Changes to common over-the-counter medicines

Some over-the-counter medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be removed from the Scheme listing from 1 January 2016.

New Year projections for Sydney

New footage of Sydney harbour, the city's beaches and animals from Taronga Zoo will be beamed onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations.

QLD Social housing changes

The Queensland Government has announced a new approach to providing social housing service which reverse some of the measures introduced by the former government.

New VIC ‘Antarctic Journey’ open for visitors

In an Australian-first, WWF-Australia and Phillip Island Nature Parks today launched a fully-immersive ‘Antarctic Journey’ attraction at Phillip Island.

Seniors plan framing the future for older Territorians

The Northern Territory Government has released its Draft Seniors Participation Framework which lays the foundations for future policies and initiatives to support the NT’s ageing population.

Burglars on the prowl for hot property this summer

Take extra security precautions over the holidays, with research showing backyard burglaries spike in summer.

Telecross REDi before the next heatwave

Older South Australians and those with chronic illness, particularly if they live alone, are urged to register now for a free phone service to check on their safety during extreme heat events.

Furry friends not just a festive folly

Would be pet owners are being asked to think carefully before purchasing an animal this Christmas, and if they’re ready for a pet, consider adopting from a rescue organisation.

Scary movies can curdle blood

Watching horror, or “bloodcurdling,” movies is associated with an increase in the clotting protein, blood coagulant factor VIII, finds a small study in The BMJ Christmas issue this week.

Tips to help older relatives and friends enjoy the holiday season

The festive season can provoke positive and negative feelings in people of all ages, but can pose particular challenges for some older people.

North QLD to prepare for wet and windy festive season

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising residents in north Queensland to prepare for continued heavy rainfall in coming days.

Firefighting aerial squadron arrives in WA

Western Australia's firefighting capability has been strengthened with today's Jandakot Airport launch of the full aerial firefighting squadron, including the the giant Erickson Aircrane 'Georgia Peach'.

Spotlight on marine weather safety

Two new videos have been launched today, as part of a marine weather safety campaign targeting recreational boaters and fishers over the peak summer holiday period.

Funds allocated to cure Hepatitis C

The Federal Government will allocate more-than $1 billion over five years to give all Australians with Hepatitis C access to cures that could all but eradicate the deadly and debilitating disease.

New VIC clinic to fight glaucoma

The Victorian Government will allocate $200,000 in a new clinic providing specialist preventive care for patients at risk of glaucoma.

QLD Stolen Wages Reparations Scheme opens

The Queensland $21 million stolen wages reparations scheme is open for applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders whose wages or savings were stolen by previous governments.

Safety technology for women and children

Victorian women and children who experience family violence will soon have access to innovative technology to help keep them safer in their homes and communities.

Caring for Ageing Rural Australians grants

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal today announced 44 recipients of grants through its Caring for Ageing Rural Australians program.