Participation in free bowel screening preventing deaths
In a renewed bid to cut the incidence of bowel cancer, the Australian Government today launched A Gift for Living campaign, as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Relationship reality TV: entertainment masquerading as science
Over recent years we’ve seen an increasing number of reality TV shows on the topic of relationships. Much of the viewing audience understands these shows sensationalise relationships and that, in the “real world”, romantic relationships don’t play out as they do on these programs.
Retirement is good for your health
A study led by University of Sydney has found that people become more active, sleep better and reduce their sitting time when they retire.
Dementia carers contemplate suicide
Research has found that one in four people who provide care for a family member with dementia have contemplated suicide more than once in the last year.
Participants needed – study into health, wellbeing and quality of life
People aged 60 and over in Queensland and New South Wales are needed to contribute to a study about their health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Dementia and medicines - understanding your options
Alzheimer’s Australia and NPS MedicineWise have launched a new campaign to educate people living with dementia—and people involved in their care—about their rights when it comes to treatment options.
New Aged Pension rates
The Department of Human Services has released new Aged Pension rates effective as at 20 March 2016.
Veterans pensions set to increase
Veteran pension payments will increase in March in line with the biannual indexation process.
New tax stats – highest and lowest income areas
Australia’s highest earners, richest and poorest postcodes have been revealed with the ATO releasing Taxation statistics 2013-14.
SA residential park legislation review
The Government has released a discussion paper which aims to increase long-term security in residential parks for low-income South Australians and retirees.
Senate Report into the Mental Health of Defence Force Members and Veterans released
The Senate Reference Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s report into the mental health of ADF members and veterans has been released for the Government's consideration.
Age no barrier to active living in NSW Seniors week
A music concert, guided walking tours, comedy debate and free entry to all the City of Sydney’s aquatic and fitness centres are some of the activities available to Sydney’s older citizens during Seniors Week.
Safe phones for domestic violence victims
The Federal Government is providing $2.5 million to the WESNET to distribute smartphones, and provide training to frontline services to help domestic violence victims understand how to use their smart phone safely.
ACT mature age workers Expo
A new expo providing mature age workers in Canberra with a one-stop-shop for planning their future is to support older people in June.
3D ‘dementia-friendly home’ app to assist carers
A 3D Dementia-Friendly Home app for tablets has been launched by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic today to provide carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.
More than 9000 responses to QLD’s age-friendly survey
The Queensland Government is closer to a more age-friendly community, after receiving more than 9,000 responses to a public survey which closed last week, as part of a new seniors strategy.
ACS: Austrlaia's ICT skills mix must change
The Australian Computer Society – Australia’s ICT sector association - has launched its 2016 “Australia’s Digital Pulse” report showing more women and older workers are needed in the sector.
High daily coffee consumption may lower MS risk
Drinking a lot of coffee every day—more than 900 ml (30 fluid ounces) or around six cups—is linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis.
Recommendations on unnecessary medical tests and treatments
The Choosing Wisely Australia® campaign has today released 61 recommendations of tests, treatments and procedures that may not be necessary and could cause harm to Australian patients.
Here’s looking at: ‘Whistler’s Mother’
What is the purpose of a painting’s title? Most often it is to identify the subject, set the scene, allude to possible meanings or indicate a framework for understanding.
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