New genetic variants associated with extreme old age

The search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity has been challenging, with the prevalence of centenarians (people older than 100) one per 5,000 population in developed nations.

How we could make the retirement system more sustainable

Our current retirement system is simply not sustainable, as our population ages and life expectancy increases.

One-off payment for pensioners

The Federal Government has introduced legislation to provide 3.8 million people a one-off payment to help meet the cost of living.

Online resource for end-of-life care

The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, today launched a new website containing evidence-based medical and practical information to support palliative care to older people at the end of life.

Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise

Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports.

Could terrorism derail Australia’s insurers?

In an uncertain world, are Australia's insurers Insurance Australia Group, QBE Insurance and Suncorp protected against terrorism?

Flu vaccination rates slump to an alarming low

New data from the Western Australia Department of Health has shown the uptake of the flu vaccine has declined, despite the risk of influenza remaining high.

National Reconciliation Week

Two of the most significant events in Australia’s modern history will be acknowledged and celebrated in the lead up to National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2017.

Transurban has out-dated and unfair toll enforcement

The peak body for Financial Counsellors in Victoria, the Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC), and Money Magazine are calling on Transurban to change their out-dated and unfair toll enforcement system.

Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis

High quality (pharmaceutical grade) chondroitin sulfate is as good as a widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (celecoxib) for the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis.

Palliative care hospitalisations rising

New data has revealed that Australian hospitalisations for palliative care are growing faster than all hospitalisations, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

More support for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Australian Government is providing funding for 105 Men’s Sheds across Australia to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of men in the communities.

Escape from Pompeii exhibition

The Australian National Maritime Museum is inviting visitors to delve deeper into its incredibly popular Escape from Pompeii exhibition with guided tours at no extra cost.

Readers crave local stories about heritage, identity and relationships

According to the 2017 Civica Libraries Index, stories about heritage, identity, love and relationships were most popular among the list of most borrowed Australian fiction books from May 2016 to April 2017.

Silver Economy set to boom

Tech-savvy Baby Boomers are expected to contribute an additional $11.9 billion to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in retirement ventures each year, finds new research released today.

Australians unwilling to protect against fatal lung infection

Three-in-four Australian adults do not consider ‘life-threatening consequences' as sufficient to vaccinate against pneumococcal pneumonia, according to the Lung Foundation Australia.

Knee surgery rehabilitation: new research not the full story

Patients requiring complex knee surgery and significant rehabilitation will lose out on essential care for the sake of big insurance companies cost savings.

Scams targeting Indigenous peoples nearly doubled in 2016

In 2016, the ACCC received 1499 reports about scam activity from Indigenous peoples, up 87 per cent on 2015. Losses from these scams totalled nearly $1.5 million.

National Mental Health Commission acts on seclusion and restraint

The National Mental Health Commission calls for all mental health services to increase their effort towards eliminating the use of seclusion and restraint.

Getting the best of bothersome bunions

Proper care and footwear can prevent these bumps from causing pain and hampering your mobility.

Work to start on new Heidelberg aged care home

Victorian aged care provider Benetas will next week celebrate the commencement of works on its state of the art $27 million aged care home in Heidelberg.