Variations in longevity across Europe

Wide and stubborn variations in longevity have persisted across Europe over the past 20 years, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

Medicare and Centrelink one-stop shops for Melbourne’s West

Two one-stop shops offering Medicare and Centrelink services under the same roof will soon open in Melbourne’s West.

Super funds off to a shaky start in 2016

Volatile market conditions continue to take their toll on superannuation funds, with the median Balanced Option down 2.1% in January.

New Aged care complaints translated resources

There is a new addition to the range of translated resources being offered by the Aged Care Complaints Commission.

$22.7 million lost to dating scams in 2015

Last year, 2,620 Australians reported losing almost $23 million to dating and romance scams to the ACCC.

Sydney community free BBQs

The City of Sydney is hosting a series of Good Neighbourhood BBQs this March and April, giving residents a chance to get expert safety advice while meeting neighbours.

New SA guide for managing electricity, gas and water costs

A comprehensive new reference guide will help South Australians to manage their utility costs and services.

New SA supported independent living apartments

Thirteen serviced independent living apartments in the Riverland, West of Adelaide, will provide a new residential option for seniors.

Group memberships after retirement linked to longer life

Membership of social groups, such as book clubs or church groups, after retirement is linked to a longer life, with the impact on health and wellbeing similar to that of regular exercise.

Australia's population at 24 million

Australia's population was expected to reach 24 million, at about 12:50am 16 February 2016, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) population clock.

Urinary incontinence can be a problem for women of all ages, but there is a cure

Urinary incontinence is urine leakage from a loss of bladder control that mainly affects women after childbirth. But it can happen to anyone. Around 37% of Australian women have some form of the condition compared to 13% of Australian men.

Cooking at home = Prescription for healthy weight

More than half Australian adults are unhappy with their weight, with many wanting to eat better, trim portion sizes and cook at home more.

Relationships more beneficial to women than men

Women in relationships have better overall health compared to their single counterparts; for men, their overall health is not influenced by their relationship status.

Police appeal for information following hit-and-run

Police are hoping to speak with the driver of a white utility, after a 59 year-old pedestrian was hit in a hit-and-run collision in Hillsdale last month.

One in three pedestrian deaths aged over 70

Police are urging pedestrians and motorists to be on the alert for each other following a significant number of recent pedestrian fatalities.

10 tips for heart healthy living

For Heart Month international and National Heart Research Day, 14 February, Dr Joanna McMillan - a leading Dieticians, Nutritionist, TV personality presents her healthy heart tips.

Next generation of banknotes

At the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, the Reserve Bank has announced that the first of Australia's next generation of banknotes, the new $5, will be issued from 1 September 2016.

Gravitational waves detected

For the first time in history, astronomers have observed elusive gravitational waves – ripples in space time caused by a violent cosmic event taking place in the distant Universe.

Improved diabetes control with new diet

Adelaide researchers have developed a diet and exercise program, highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, with an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels.

Investment in solar and battery storage

AGL Energy Limited has joined the Australian Government in investing in San Francisco-based solar company Sunverge Energy’s world-leading battery storage technology.

Legislation for choice in aged home care

Older Australians will have greater choice and control over their aged care services under proposed changes to aged care legislation.