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.

Discount energy for VIC Seniors Card holders

Victorian seniors are being encouraged to take advantage of potential savings now available on their electricity and gas bills through the Victorian Seniors Card Program.

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

Council of the Ageing Queensland (COTAQ) has been selected by the Queensland Government to play an important role in representing the interests of older people across the state.

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.

Beware of 'monks' collecting money

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning about fake 'monks' collecting money.

50 years since landmark smoking health report

The 50th anniversary of the landmark US report linking tobacco to health risks will be marked with the launch of a progress report at the White House in Washington DC.

Improved heart attack prediction for diabetics

Australian researchers have found a simple screening test that boosts the ability to predict heart attacks and death in people with type 2 diabetes.

Free city bus travel expanding in City and North Adelaide

Free city bus travel expanding in City and North Adelaide begins Monday 27 January.

408,000 people receive half price NSW licences

More than 400,000 motorists have been rewarded with half price drivers’ licences as part of the ‘Fair Go for Safe Drivers’ incentive scheme.

Super switching intentions highest among retail funds

On average 5.1% of superannuation products are “Very Likely” to be switched in the next 12 months (up marginally from 5.0% a year ago).

Australia's biggest seniors vitamin D study

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute scientists have launched one of the world’s biggest studies of vitamin D’s role in our health.