High daily coffee consumption may lower MS risk
Drinking a lot of coffee every day—more than 900 ml (30 fluid ounces) or around six cups—is linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis.
Recommendations on unnecessary medical tests and treatments
The Choosing Wisely Australia® campaign has today released 61 recommendations of tests, treatments and procedures that may not be necessary and could cause harm to Australian patients.
Here’s looking at: ‘Whistler’s Mother’
What is the purpose of a painting’s title? Most often it is to identify the subject, set the scene, allude to possible meanings or indicate a framework for understanding.
Community Law funding cuts challenged
Community lawyers will meet in Canberra today to brief Parliamentarians about the work of Community Legal Centres (CLCs) and call for action to help people missing out on legal help.
Smartphone app to reduce suicide deaths
Suicide is now the greatest killer of Australians aged 15 to 44 and is responsible for a high death rate among older men.
Suicide rate driven by men aged 40 to 44
Men depressed as adolescents in the 1990s have carried their suicidality with them into middle age, driving the highest suicide rate in 13 years, said mental health commissioner Ian Hickie.
Dance your way to a healthy heart
A world first study has found people over the age of 40 who participate in dancing almost halve their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
$1million in Indigenous Stolen Wages handed back
The Queensland Government’s Stolen Wages Scheme has made $1 million in reparations payments to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who had been robbed of their wages.
Free travel for seniors during ACT Seniors Week
Seniors Card holders can travel for free on ACTION buses during ACT Seniors Week 2016, from Saturday 12 March to Sunday 20 March 2016.
Mobile phone travel bookings quadruple
The number of Australian travellers who booked any part of their last holiday via mobile internet last year (511,000 people) was more than four times the number who booked by this method in 2011.
Are lipstick brands alienating older women?
A cursory Google image search for lipstick advertisements reveals an endless sea of gorgeous young models smiling, pouting and puckering up.
Android malware targets banks
Security researchers have detected malware that aims to steal login credentials from mobile banking applications provided by leading Australian and New Zealand banks.
ABC iview now available on Apple TV
iview is now available on the recently released 4th generation Apple TV.
Superannuation objectives consultation
The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer, has released a discussion paper entitled 'The objective of superannuation'.
National Aged Care Places Stocktake Reporting Tool available
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new Dynamic data display and web page.
Better nourishment needed in hospitals
An Australian dietitian is calling for improved nourishment in hospitals, noting that its inadequacy can delay patients’ recovery time, increase complication rates and extend the length of hospital stay.
Housing action needed for homeless older women
Homelessness amongst older women is increasing yet hidden from the public eye. The 2011 NSW census found that 36 per cent of older homeless people were women.
Super gap has women fearful about life after retirement
Women are increasingly concerned about life after retirement, fearing that the gender-based superannuation gap and lower rates of pay are creating disadvantage for women and poverty in old age.
A celebration of International Women’s Day
Today we celebrate the women who improve our lives – our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, nieces, aunts, friends and workmates.
New SA Bill to tackle revenge porn
The South Australian Government is proposing to extend current laws that criminalise the distribution of intimate and pornographic images of another person without their consent.
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