Bundaberg aged care facility - Government Statement
Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield has released a statement in relation to the abuse allegations made about the Kepnock Grove Retirement Centre aged care facility in Bundaberg.
Pumping iron could ward off dementia
High intensity weight training is important for brains not just brawn and could be prescribed in the fight against dementia according to new research from the University of Sydney.
Queensland’s new Labor Government Cabinet announced
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says her new Cabinet will be focussed on job creation, listening to Queenslanders and restoring integrity and accountability to government in Queensland.
Better practice in residential care facilities guide
People living and working in residential care facilities will benefit from a new resource launched by researchers from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA).
Improved outcomes for stroke patients
A landmark trial has shown significantly improved outcomes for stroke patients with the use of a clot busting drug and clot removal.
Online dating about quantity for men, quality for women
A new study reveals different motivations between the sexes for online dating and that women find online dating less safe than men.
Back strains most likely in the morning
Sudden attacks of back pain are more likely to begin in the morning than later in the day, but are unlikely to be triggered by sex.
Resistance training improves older bones
Big improvements in strength with no injuries have been the hallmarks of success with a Griffith University study looking at the physical function of post-menopausal women.
Rise in white weddings at WA’s registry office
Increasing numbers of Western Australian couples are shunning expensive and lavish wedding ceremonies and opting to exchange vows at the Perth registry office.
Financial adviser jailed for $5.9 million fraud
A former financial adviser today was jailed for six years and three months for defrauding more than 150 clients of over $5.9 million over a period of 20 years.
Heart stopping event causing downturn in the bedroom
More than two in three, or 38,000 survivors stated that having a heart attack has affected their sexual activity.
Free WiFi switched on at Devils Marbles
Internet access will be available at one of the Northern Territory’s most remote tourist locations with free WiFi switched on at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), 105 km south of Tennant Creek.
Recycling joints benefits cancer patients
Bereaved families of deceased people fitted with artificial hips or other metal joints now have the option of ensuring that the metal from these joints is recycled, with money going to help cancer patients from country areas.
SA Volunteer training grants
Volunteer groups wanting to train staff are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000 as part of the latest round of the South Australia's Volunteer Training Grants program.
Prostate cancer app support
Australian men are now able to access prostate cancer information at their own convenience with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) launching its ProstateApp.
Remembering ‘nashos’ on National Servicemen’s Day
Australians will gather in towns and cities across the nation tomorrow to remember the service and sacrifice of thousands of men who were called upon for National Service.
New tool to help detect financial abuse
Following a successful trial, Capacity Australia, with support from the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA), has released an online education tool to help bank staff combat rising financial abuse of vulnerable people.
500,000 face being dropped from Do Not Call Register
Up to 500,000 Australian families face receiving unwanted telemarketing calls at dinner time from May this year if they are removed from the Do Not Call register.
Closing the Gap needs actions
Today’s announcement of the implementation of a Health Plan by the Prime Minister in his Closing the Gap address to Parliament is a step forward on the journey to ending health inequality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Caution over any health benefits of alcohol
Any health benefits from alcohol may be limited to women aged 65 and over - and even then may have been exaggerated by existing studies, suggests research published in The BMJ .
Veterans to be hit by by legal aid cuts
The New South Wales Bar Association has today endorsed recent calls from the Australian Bar Association for the Australian Government to properly fund legal aid.
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