"High risk" of illness becomes a disease

Classifying an individual as being at “high risk” of developing a particular condition/disease has become a disease in its own right, and is turning the healthy into the sick.

WA online driver fitness declarations

Motorists will soon be able to complete a statutory declaration verifying their fitness to drive rather than attend a medical assessment.

Misleading pricing by Jetstar and Virgin

The Federal Court has found that Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia Airlines contravened the Australian Consumer Law by engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct on pricing adds.

VIC’s health and aged care sector targets China

The Victorian Government has announced a major Australian-Sino partnership in an Chinese seniors accommodation precinct.

More saving money on bank fees

More Australians are using their own bank’s ATM or taking cash out with EFTPOS to save money on bank fees.

WA identity certificates digitised

More than two million birth, death and marriage certificates dating back to 1841 have been converted to electronic format, providing quick and easy access to West Australians historical records.

WOW Day 2015

Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) for the SES, is on Wednesday 18th November 2015.

Finalists for the 2016 Australian of the Year announced

Australians in the running for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards have been finalised, with all State and Territory Award recipients announced at a series of events around Australia.

Half of Australia shops at Bunnings

It’s official: 50.4 per cent of the Australian population 14+ (9.8 million people) now shop at Bunnings in an average four weeks.

Primordial goo used to improve implants

CSIRO has developed a new coating that could be used to improve medical devices and implants, thanks to a "goo" thought to be have been home to the building blocks of life.

Victor Harbour builder wins Seniors Housing award

South Coast Constructions from South Australia took out the Department of Health National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award for 2015.

Clearing brain plaques makes mouse alzheimers worse

Therapies that reduce deposits of amyloid plaque in the brain are ineffective at repairing neuronal impairment in mice and actually increase it.

Marijuana not proven for arthritis pain management

A review of the evidence shows little support for the assertion that cannabinoids are beneficial in rheumatic diseases.

Phone plans - The older you are, the more you pay

Older Australians are encouraged to review their mobile phone plans, with Canstar Blue research showing a strong correlation between your age and the size of your bill.

Long-term exercise prevents age-related brain changes

A study of the brains of mice shows that deterioration associated with old age can be prevented by long-term aerobic exercise starting in mid-life.

Life expectancy and deaths hit historic highs

Life expectancy and death numbers hit historic highs in 2014, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

20,000+ voice their views on private health

More than 20,000 Australians have voiced their views on how to make private health insurance better value for consumers just five days after the Government launched its consultation.

New national diabetes strategy

On World Diabetes Day the Federal Government has released a new national strategy to tackle diabetes, which is emerging as a major chronic illness.

Scammers imitate Centrelink

The ACCC is warning consumers to beware of scammers imitating Department of Human Services or Centrelink officers to trick you into handing over your money or personal details.

Free VIC travel for Australian injured Veterans

An estimated 500 Victorian veterans who were seriously injured on Australian soil during their service are now eligible for free public transport travel passes.

Exercise promises to reverse the affects of dementia

Professor Perry Bartlett, founding director of the Queensland Brain Institute, has been awarded the CSL Florey Medal for his discoveries in neuroscience and that the brain is ever-changing.