Australia’s Vietnam Veterans congress opens

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan, today officially opened the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia’s 2016 National Congress in Canberra.

Crime and thriller novels make up 29 per cent of borrowed books

British thriller author, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series of novels have dominated the list of most borrowed library books in Australia and New Zealand this year, according to the 2016 Civica Libraries Index.

QLD's new campaign: ‘there’s no excuse for elder abuse’

The Queensland Government has launched a new campaign to target the growing issue of elder abuse in Queensland.

Expenditure on palliative care medicine services increase by 80%

In 2014-15, 13,000 patients received an MBS-subsidised palliative medicine specialist service, with around 71,500 of these services provided nationally at a cost of $5.3 million paid in benefits.

Palliative care should be embraced, not feared

Palliative care programs are well established in Australia but they aren’t being used effectively.

Spotlight on active ageing and design

How can public space be designed to optimise participation and foster a sense of security for older adults?

$2 million to support NSW volunteers

More than $2 million will be invested on initiatives to better recruit, support and recognise volunteers in NSW.

ACT Flexible bus service expands to Gungahlin

The ACT Government’s Flexible Bus service grows with Gungahlin the next region to get access to this popular free local service.

Calls for both sides of government to address aged care shortfall

An alliance of 48 aged care consumers, providers and staff groups say both major parties need to promise to address the shortfall in residential places and home care services.

Study suggests rethink of dementia causes

Researchers have developed a new theory for the causes of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, involving an out-of-control immune system.

Kitchen Science: the many wonders of humble flour

Have you ever wondered why you have so many different types of flour in your pantry? You might have cornflour and arrowroot, self-raising, and plain flour. And if you like to bake bread, possibly strong bakers’ flour.

The battle of the diets – 5:2 or reduced kilojoule?

Australian-first research has found that the 5:2 diet does work, but is not better than a standard kilojoule-reduced diet.

Incidence of type 2 diabetes highest amongst the elderly

A new report “Incidence of insulin-treated diabetes in Australia 2014” found that in 2014, 93 per cent of new cases of insulin-treated type 2 diabetes occurred in those aged 40 and over.

Older Canberrans above national average

An ACT Health report shows that older Canberrans are doing better than the national average when it comes to their health and wellbeing.

Indigenous menu innovation dishes up national award win

integratedliving have been recognised for their contribution towards better health outcomes winning the Team Excellence Award at the 10th HESTA Australian Nursing Awards on 12 May 2016.

Scams ripping millions off older Australians

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Targeting Scams Report reveals that $85 million was reported lost to the ACCC’s Scamwatch in 2015, with 105,200 scam complaints.

Take complementary medicines with care - NPS MedicineWise

Following the broadcast on complementary medicines by the ABC’s Four Corners program last night, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people to take these medicines with care.

ASIC warns of investment scams

During Consumer Fraud Week 2016, the ASIC is warning consumers and investors to ‘Wise Up to Scams’ and do some simple checks before they part with their money.

QLD groups share $100,000 Seniors Week funding

A record number of applicants for Seniors Week funding will share in more than $100,000 in subsidies to provide activities and events across the state during the week-long celebration.

Why lifting weights is more important for your health than you think

Regular participation in muscle strengthening activity such as weight or resistance training has many health benefits.

Tips on eating to recover after exercise

Sports performance was once thought to be enhanced by practices such as drinking cognac before an Olympic marathon run. Thankfully, today’s nutrition strategies are more scientific and properly researched.