Health funds to form Whitecoat healthcare directory

Major health insurers nib, Bupa and HBF today announced plans for a joint venture offering Australians greater transparency and convenience for their healthcare choices.

Alzheimer's genetics point to new research direction

A University of Adelaide analysis of genetic mutations which cause early-onset Alzheimer’s disease suggests a new focus for research into the causes of the disease.

Weight loss surgery associated with increased fracture risk

Severely obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery are more likely to have increased fracture risks both before and after the surgical procedure compared to obese and non-obese people people who don’t need surgery.

How far off is a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease?

Anyone who has ever visited a doctor’s office is familiar with the use of blood tests for the diagnosis of various diseases.

Thousands of Australians now Hep C free

The Federal Government’s commitment to eradicate Hepatitis C within a generation is paying off, with thousands of Australians now Hep C Free as a result of a $1 billion investment.

Cost of Living Rebate for WA seniors on it's way

More than 300,000 Western Australian seniors will receive extra cash in their bank account from today from the Cost of Living Rebate.

NT Literary Awards winners announced

The winners of the Northern Territory Literary Awards have been announced at a ceremony at Parliament House.

Korean Veterans' Day

Australians should pause and remember those who served in the Korean War and post armistice period on today’s 63rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice 27 July.

Don't be caught by dodgy super tax schemes

The Australian Taxation Office has seen an increase in aggressive retirement tax planning schemes as over one-third of Australians approach retirement and wish to maximise their retirement income.

Getting the most from community pharmacys

The Federal Government wants to hear from the entire pharmaceutical supply chain – including pharmacy consumers – on how to deliver the best pharmacy experience.

WA dementia-friendly guidelines an Australian first

A new set of guidelines directing the creation of dementia-friendly communities in Western Australia is the first of its kind in Australia.

Don't miss out on viral hepatitis treatment

Lives could be transformed by medicines that are now available to treat a deadly virus, but only if people speak to their doctor about breakthrough hepatitis C therapies that can cure in as little as 12 weeks.

Older Australians move to digital-first Census

In August more than 15 million people are expected to complete the Census online, in what is shaping up to be Australia’s biggest-ever online event.

Opal Aged Care Sydney’s inner west opening

Opal Aged Care unveils upgraded residential aged care with the official opening of its stateof-the-art Cardinal Freeman home at Ashfield in Sydney’s inner west.

Researching the challenges of aged care for people with dementia

Increasing the understanding of community aged care for people with dementia is the focus of new research by Griffith University.

Grey dawn or the twilight years? Let’s talk about growing old

The most recent National Press Club forum on aged care has once again put the spotlight on the “longevity revolution” and attitudes towards Australia’s ageing population.

Chemists Customer Satisfaction

The Roy Morgan Research, May Australian Customer Satisfaction Awards have been announced, and Soul Pattinson takes out top spot for the fourth consecutive month.

Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t.

Australia's 2016 Census – 9 August 2016

Australia’s 17th national Census of Population and Housing - it’s our moment to pause and make a difference.

Exercise as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with knee damage

Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear, finds a study in The BMJ this week.

Don’t just blame older Australians for increased hospital demand

Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon last week headed his list of reasons for increased pressure on the health system with population ageing.