Older women and poverty

Older single women represent the changing face of homelessness says a new Anglicare report 2015 State of the Family report, Who is being left behind?

Common drug presents fracture risk to older women

Researchers are urging caution in prescribing one of the world’s most commonly issued drug groups, citing links to increased fracture risks in older Australian women.

National Carers Week free Carers Day Out

Carers NSW is inviting carers and the general public to celebrate the work of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid family and friend carers at a free event in Parramatta Park on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

New Federal Minister for Aged Care announced

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the Minister for Health and Sport, Sussan Ley will take on the responsibility of the newly created Minister for Aged Care.

SeniorAu upgrading

SeniorAu is in the process of updating to a new version of software which works much better with small and mobile devices.

From superfoods to super diets – Top 10 foods for a healthy diet

Deakin University nutrition scientist Associate Professor Tim Crowe is on a mission to overhaul the term 'superfood' in favour of 'super diets' instead.

Study into nursing home deaths

The first comprehensive study into injury related or premature deaths of residents in nursing homes has found that more than 80 per cent are from falls.

How ageing affects driving

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are studying how ageing affects driving with the aim of promoting road safety, and they are looking for more older drivers to help with the project.

Muscling up against disability

Three hundred Brisbane adults aged over 65 years are set to benefit from a $1.3 million joint Burnie Brae Centre and University of Queensland project to boost strength and balance.

Extended treatment may prevent breast cancer returning for some women

Women with breast cancer receiving further treatment with an aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the production of oestrogen, may prevent breast cancer from returning.

Protein and carbs, not calories, hold the key to a long life

Low protein, high carbohydrate diets could be just as effective as low calorie diets at promoting a long life and good heart and digestive health.

Samsung top loader washing machines fire hazard

Certain models of Samsung washing machines have caused a number of home fires even though a recall is underway.

Discounted energy plans for NSW seniors

Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced a new partnership with AGL Energy (AGL) that will allow New South Wales Seniors Card holders to access discounted energy plans.

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome study

An Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member is conducting a world-first study into chronic lateral hip pain in post-menopausal women, also known as GTPS.

Heater safety checks as temperatures drop

As temperatures drop and winter sets in, Queenslanders are being urged to check their heating appliances before using them for warmth and comfort.

Palliative Care - Talking about dying won’t kill you

People nearing the end of their lives and their families, carers and nursing staff will benefit from $52 million in Federal Government funding for palliative care projects.

Curb winter weight gain: Trim takeaway tips from nutrition experts

The DAA says that nearly half of all Australian adults are expected to pile on the kilos over winter, prompting calls to reign in fatty takeaways and discretionary foods over the cooler months.

QLD strategy for End-of-Life Care launched

Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick has launched Queensland’s Statewide Strategy for End-of-Life Care to ensure people facing a terminal illness receive a high standard of care.

Consumers big winners from medicines deals

The price of common medicines could be slashed – potentially saving patients over $100 per year – with the Federal Government striking two landmark deals benefiting consumers.

Elderly less likely to be investigated or aggressively treated after surgery

Patients aged 80 and above are significantly less likely to be investigated or aggressively treated after surgery than their younger counterparts.

New Women’s Money Toolkit

ASIC has launched a ‘Women’s Money Toolkit’, a free online resource to help women manage their finances, make money decisions at key life stages and enhance their financial wellbeing.