Improved access to stroke services in country SA

South Australian rural patients who suffer a stroke will now be able to receive specialised treatment closer to home at any time of day or night at the State’s three regional stroke services.

Have your say on the new ACT Office for Mental Health

Canberrans with an interest in mental health services are encouraged to participate in the consultation on the establishment of Canberra’s first Office for Mental Health.

Stay safe in the heat

Queenslanders are being urged to be vigilant during this week’s warm weather and keep an eye on children and the elderly with temperatures forecast to remain in the 30’s.

Who will be our four 2018 Australians of the year?

The National Australia Day Council has announced the State and Territory Award recipients who are in the running for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards.

Screening could prevent hip fractures

Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women, according to new research.

Fighting cancer with fitness

In an Australian first, a new exercise-medicine healthcare service designed to combat the impact cancer has on patients’ health, wellbeing and longevity was launched at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

Could sugar be responsible for the obesity and diabetes epidemics?

The idea that sugar could be a fundamental cause of the global obesity and diabetes epidemics, with deleterious effects on the human body that go beyond just empty calories, should be considered seriously again.

Kids locked in cars - dangers campaign kicks off in VIC

Parents are being warned not to leave their children in cars this summer as new statistics reveal the top 10 Victorian postcodes for ambulance call outs to kids stuck in vehicles.

Daily habits may be the key to lasting weight loss

The majority of people who are overweight and lose weight end up regaining or exceeding their original weights.

Air pollution linked with premature death among seniors

Short-term exposures to fine particulate air pollution and ozone—even at levels well below current national safety standards—were linked to higher risk of premature death among the elderly in the U.S.

Improving the NBN consumer experience

New measures have been announced to provide consumers with more information and extra protections as they choose an internet plan and transition to the NBN.

ACCC to report on petrol company costs

The Federal Government is directing the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to open the books of petrol companies and companies involved in all aspects the petrol supply chain.

Three reasons to get your stress levels in check in 2018

It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace.

Building a home for all ages

Wollongong tertiary and vocational students have started construction on a sustainable house that is set to change the way older people live.

Factors influencing participation in bowel cancer screening

A new, Australian-first study by Cancer Council NSW has shed light on the factors that influence whether or not someone participates in bowel cancer screening.

Stay cool in the heat - tips

As temperatures soar in Australia, the University of Sydney is leading research on how to protect the vulnerable during heatwaves.

Rural residents most at risk of hip fracture

People living in western Victoria's most remote and poorest local government areas have the greatest risk of hip fracture, a costly injury that can cause life-threatening complications, a Deakin University study has found.

App to help carers reduce stress

Almost half of carers experiencing low levels of wellbeing believed their conditions improved after five weeks of using a new mobile phone app.

Keeping safe from heat this summer

The Victorian Government has launched a new campaign to help people prepare for, and survive, a hot and potentially deadly summer.

Cans into cash

From 2018, receive the New South Wales 10 cent container refund at reverse vending machines at NSW Coles supermarkets.

SA 2018 Seniors Card and directory available

The 2018 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide, is now available for South Australian Seniors Card members.