Is vitamin D a magic bullet?
If your New Year’s resolution is already a distant memory, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has a research resolution you can stick to.
Red Cross expands phone calling to people who live alone
Red Cross is calling on locals to sign on to two highly valued volunteer programs which bring peace of mind to hundreds of vulnerable, isolated people.
Heatwaves potential killer of the aged
More than 2.5 million elderly Australians are at risk of serious injury or death due to heat-related illness and require extra precautions and care as temperatures rise.
Metal test could help diagnose breast cancer early
It may be possible to develop a simple blood test that, by detecting changes in the zinc in our bodies, could help to diagnose breast cancer early.
Aspirin study reaches new milestone
Australia’s largest clinical trial is a step closer to revealing in 2018 whether healthy older people should or should not take aspirin to prevent or delay cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), dementia, depression and some types of cancers.
Stressed-out cancers may provide drug target
Research at the University of Adelaide has discovered cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress - opening the way for new targeted therapy that won't harm normal cells.
Many with missing teeth don't need dentures
The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures.
Men have twice the death rate from hip fractures
New research has confirmed that older men have a much higher risk of dying in the first 12 months after a hip fracture.
NSW top ten baby name list 2014
The NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages today released the Top 10 list of baby names for 2014.
Public voting opens for premier sporting awards
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) today called on the nation’s sports fans to vote for the best sports performance of 2014 and also decide the nation’s top sporting personality.
New laser therapy helps slow macular degeneration
A new, low impact low energy laser treatment for patients with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has produced positive results by reducing indicators of the disease.
Self-help call for chronic wound management
People who live with chronic wounds are often disadvantaged financially and emotionally and remain a hidden aspect of our healthcare system.
Consumer financial information body axed
National Seniors is stunned to learn that, due to federal funding cuts, the National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) will cease to exist on February 27, 2015.
Social Services changes 2015
The Federal Government has announced a number of changes to social services arrangements which will come into effect in 2015.
QLD surgery wait time guarantee
The Australian-first Wait Time Guarantee, modelled on Scandinavia, will start on 1 February 2015 and means Queenslanders waiting for their elective surgery will receive it in the medically recommended time.
NSW obesity strategy - stage 1
Minister for Healthy Lifestyles, Kevin Humphries, today launched the first stage of the NSW Government’s five year strategy to reduce overweight and obesity levels in the state.
COTA funding for QLD seniors policies
ASIC continues to focus on funeral insurance
ASIC is continuing to engage with funeral insurance providers as part of its focus on the industry.
Penalties for fake solar energy claims
Euro Solar and Australian Solar Panel have been fined for presenting fake testimonials and misrepresenting the country of origin of solar panels.
Enough of alcohol fuelled violence
The Salvation Army is calling for urgent action to be taken by the Commonwealth and State Governments to curb binge-drinking and the alcohol-fuelled violence.