What you can do to reduce the risk of bowel cancer caused by E. coli bacteria

Several bacteria are already linked to human cancers, and new evidence points towards a link between Escherichia coli (E. coli) and an increased risk of bowel cancer. Luckily there are things we can do to limit the risk posed by bacteria.

ASIC hits misleading pet insurance advertising

Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (Allianz) has compensated 740 Petplan insurance customers over $231,000 and its agent, Petplan Australasia Pty Ltd (Petplan), has corrected its Petplan adds.

Flood deaths are avoidable: don't go in the water

The flooding rains that have drenched eastern Australia have tragically left several people dead and several more missing in New South Wales and Tasmania. Last year at this time of year we saw five vehicle related drownings in Queensland.

Help for NSW vulnerable veterans

Vulnerable Vietnam to Afganastan war veterans will be better protected from the risk of homelessness with the NSW Government commitment to a new $1 million rental subsidy to assist them in the private rental market.

Funding for Esperance Aged Care Facility

The Esperance Aged Care Facility is set for major improvements with $3 million State Government Royalties for Regions investment as part of the Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund.

Stay well this winter with winning meals

After a bumper cold and flu season last year, dietitians are urging older Australians to boost their immune system this winter by tapping into nutritious comfort foods.

Japan and its immigration policies are growing old

Japan is experiencing a serious demographic crunch. About 27 per cent of the Japanese population is over the age of 65 and there are 1.4 million fewer people today than there were in 2007.

NSW Recovery Coordinator appointed

A State Recovery Coordinator will be appointed to oversee the clean up and recovery effort after the devastating storm that battered New South Wales over the weekend.

Life needs to be valued in nursing homes

People in nursing homes live a mean time of 2.8 years. As this will be their final home, many people see nursing homes as “God’s waiting room”.

Dairy avoidance by women reaches dangerous levels

A study has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, with health concerns for women in particular.

PM asked to hold firm on superannuation

Australia’s peak seniors and community sector organisations have urged the Prime Minister to stand firm on the Government’s commitment to deliver the fairer superannuation system.

Honouring Aboriginal veterans in Reconciliation Week

Aboriginal veterans were honoured today at the 10th annual Aboriginal Veterans’ Commemorative Service.

Vincent de Paul: Election should focus on housing and homelessness

The St Vincent de Paul Society is renewing a call on parties to address the chronic shortfall of social and affordable housing and make the elimination of homelessness a national priority.

Southeast Qld & eastern NSW storm alert

Southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales will be first to receive a deluge of rainfall caused by a developing East Coast Low.

NT seniors urged to have their say

The Northern Territory Government is calling on seniors to have their say on the NT Pensioner and Carer’s Concession Scheme (NTPCCS) at tomorrow’s Council of the Ageing (COTA NT) Seniors Expo.

VIC aged care modernisation starts

The Victorian Government has started the largest revamp of public aged care homes in metropolitan Melbourne.

New digital campaign to drive down home fire risk

A new digital Safe Mistake Zone campaign has been launched to drive down the number of preventable fires in homes.

End of finger pricks for diabetics

The arrival of Abbott’s FreeStyle® Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System in Australia could mean the end of blood testing for adults with diabetes.

Community groups call for reform to negative gearing

A national alliance of community housing and welfare groups says it’s time to get serious about reforming negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount to increase housing affordability.

To reduce pre-Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment, get to the yoga mat

Inner peace and a flexible body may not be the most valuable benefits that yoga and meditation have to offer.

Here's what people in their 90s really think about death

Across the developed world more people are living longer, which of course means more get to be extremely old by the time they die. Nearly half of all deaths in the United Kingdom are in people aged 85 or older, up from only one in five just 25 years ago.