Medicines can make skin more sensitive to the sun

Some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to the sun so NPS MedicineWise advises Australians to check their medicines packaging for warnings to avoid excessive skin exposure to sunlight and sunlamps.

Qantas the World's Safest Airline for 2015

AirlineRatings.com the world's only safety and product rating website has announced its top ten safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2015 from the 449 it monitors.

Is vitamin D a magic bullet?

If your New Year’s resolution is already a distant memory, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has a research resolution you can stick to.

Red Cross expands phone calling to people who live alone

Red Cross is calling on locals to sign on to two highly valued volunteer programs which bring peace of mind to hundreds of vulnerable, isolated people.

Heatwaves potential killer of the aged

More than 2.5 million elderly Australians are at risk of serious injury or death due to heat-related illness and require extra precautions and care as temperatures rise.

Metal test could help diagnose breast cancer early

It may be possible to develop a simple blood test that, by detecting changes in the zinc in our bodies, could help to diagnose breast cancer early.

Aspirin study reaches new milestone

Australia’s largest clinical trial is a step closer to revealing in 2018 whether healthy older people should or should not take aspirin to prevent or delay cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), dementia, depression and some types of cancers.

Stressed-out cancers may provide drug target

Research at the University of Adelaide has discovered cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress - opening the way for new targeted therapy that won't harm normal cells.

Many with missing teeth don't need dentures

The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures.

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.