CSIRO finds personality type diet derailers

In what is Australia’s largest diet and personality survey, food cravings were found to be one of the most common reasons diets get derailed.

Consumers lose out in funeral industry lacking competition and regulation

Consumers are often unnecessarily upsold on funerals due to a lack of information and real competition, in an industry that is fairly unregulated, new research finds.

Science spin prevalent, researchers warn

More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are viewed more favourably.

Losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is generally perceived as progressive and incurable, but for many patients it can be reversed with sustained weight loss of around 15 kg, say experts in The BMJ.

VIC health system under flu surge pressure

Victoria’s entire health system is working together to tackle problems caused by one of its worst flu seasons.

Why people nearing the end of life need the same protection we offer children

Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Hip fractures in the aged could cost $1 billion

In 2016 there were close to 22,000 hip fractures in Australia alone with an estimated cost of $908 million.

Home care data confirms concerns

Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Sean Rooney today noted the Government’s release of the Home Care Packages Program Data Report.

Carers Gateway providing support

A national online and telephone support service set up to provide assistance to Australia’s 2.7 million carers has already helped more than half a million people.

Extra support for meal home deliveries for older Australians

Older Australians living at home will benefit from Federal Government funding of an additional $8 million for meals providers through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

Veterans PTSD research centre launched

A new Government-funded research centre into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will tackle issues affecting lives of many veterans and their families.

Extra high need home care packages and $20 million My Aged Care revamp

The Federal Government has announced initiatives in home care services and improved access to the My Aged Care system, as it releases the report of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017.

Smart glasses for the vision impaired launched

The Royal Society for the Blind is the first organisation to bring eyewear technology to Australia, giving many visually impaired people the opportunity to see clearly for the first time.

Push to regulate mobility scooters

A recent National Party conference motion could punish seniors and people with disability, warns Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia (ATSA).

QLD small craft users now have emergency locator beacon choice

A long popular safety accessory for bushwalkers and outback travellers, personal locator beacons are now hitting the Queensland waves on jet ski riders, kayakers and small boat sailors.

QLD’s first accredited Aboriginal Men’s Shed

Local men in Cherbourg will benefit from better mental health outcomes, with the official opening of Queensland’s first Men’s Shed Australia accredited Aboriginal Men’s Shed today.

Property driving rise in over-indebted households

Average household debt has almost doubled since 2003-04 according to the latest figures from the Survey of Income and Housing, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Seniors to abandon health funds if premiums keep rising

Seniors could be forced to downgrade their level of cover or drop their health insurance altogether, if premiums continue to rise unchecked.

New and refurbished VIC Men’s Sheds

More men around Victoria will be building new friendships, skills and community connections, thanks to almost $1 million in Government support for new and expanded men’s sheds.

Tips for responding to someone who isn't OK

It takes courage to ask simply and directly, ‘Are you OK?’, if you're concerned about someone's mental health.

ACCC warns about iTunes scammers

The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.