SA Mental Health Minister expedites ward closure
Mental Health Minister has instructed the Chief Executive of SA Health to expedite the closure of the Makk and McLeay wards at Oakden following further reports of unnecessary force being used on residents.
Seniors appointed to new NT advisory council
Eight seniors have been selected from across the Northern Territory for the new Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST).
Three reasons to leave earwax alone
Can you think of something you do that’s nearly irresistible, widely popular, but a bad idea that’s based on a health myth? That’s right, I’m talking about inserting cotton-tipped swabs into your ears.
Renovations more popular with home owners
New data has revealed that homeowners are increasingly taking out loans for renovations.
Our sunburnt country needs a dose of the sunshine vitamin
New research shows vitamin D deficiency is rife in sunny Australia, prompting dietitians to encourage Aussies to couple safe sun exposure with a healthy ‘dose’ of nutrient-rich foods containing vitamin D.
Check today is your blood pressure OK
Today marks World Hypertension Day and local residents are being urged to know their blood pressure and take action to protect themselves from stroke.
Pensioners being priced out of rental
According to the latest Rental Affordability Index (RAI), released on 17 May 2017, rental affordability dropped over the last quarter in all metropolitan areas, except Perth.
Better end-of-life care in regional VIC
The Victorian Government is facilitating people in regional areas accessing quality and compassionate end-of-life care, closer to home.
Treatment in hospital by older doctors linked to higher death rates
Patients in US hospitals treated by older physicians have higher mortality than patients cared for by younger physicians, except those physicians treating high volumes of patients.
Cardless Cash con
CHOICE warns against using Cardless Cash when purchasing products through Gumtree after a student was scammed into buying a fraudulent ticket to the Groovin the Moo music festival using the service. 
Review of Community Visitors Scheme
The final report of the review into the Australian Government’s Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) was released today by the Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt.
ASIC warns about investment scams
During Consumer Fraud Week 2017, ASIC is reminding Australians to protect themselves against investment scams.
More call centre operators for Centrelink
The Federal Budget will provide 250 new Australian jobs to answer more phone calls into Centrelink. This will help reduce call wait times and improve the delivery of services.
Heightened risk of heart attacks with common painkillers
Doctors and patients urged to weigh the risks and benefits of ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, and naproxen because of a heightened risk of heart attack.
More older people in the workforce would boost GDP – but it's a hard ask
There's a budget imperative most observers have taken their eye off: the fiscal fallout from an ageing population.
Sound waves enhance deep sleep and memory
Pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and boosts memory in older adults.
Narrative journaling may help heart's health post-divorce
Participants asked to write the story of their divorce, rather than just document their feelings about it, saw an improvement in cardiovascular health.
International Nurses Day 2017
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says today’s International Nurses Day (IND) is a chance for the whole community to applaud the contribution nurses make to the Australian health system.
Senate reports on prostheses price regulation
Consumers are set to benefit with a Senate Inquiry today recommending a number of important reforms to address the high cost of prostheses.