Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes serious risk

Five per cent of Australians aged over 40 have had a type 2 diabetes check in the past two years with risking vision loss, kidney damage, heart attacks, stroke and limb amputation.

Cleanout of Sydney chemicals

Sydneysiders are invited to safely dispose of their old car batteries, solvents, pesticides and paints at the City of Sydney’s free household chemical cleanout day on 15 July.

Recognising the service of Indigenous Australians

Celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders during NAIDOC Week, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has paid tribute to Indigenous ex-servicemen and women.

Military superannuation income streams decision

A feature of the Australian superannuation system is that military personnel and military invalidity pensioners are subject to tax on their superannuation income streams, Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan said.

Are friends better for us than family?

The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar.

How being friends with someone who has dementia can be good for you both

Each year, in the final few hours of the last day of December, many people all across the world gather with friends to raise a glass and sing Robert Burns’ famous ballad, “Auld Lang Syne.”

Protecting Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage

To mark 2017 NAIDOC Week, the Victorian Government will provide $4.7 million for Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) to employ ten new compliance officers.

On-call medical support for QLD aged care facilities

A new medical outreach service will help elderly aged care residents in Chermside and surrounding Brisbane suburbs avoid unnecessary trips to the Emergency Department.

Keeping the elderly on their feet

Every day, 133 older Queenslanders have a fall requiring medical attention, even though many falls are preventable.

Fractures costing pain and billions each year

The brittle bones of Australians in NSW and ACT aged 50+ is expected to cost $1.1 billion in 2017.

Health impact of domestic violence lasts a lifetime

Women who experience intimate partner violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to researchers from the University of Newcastle.

Three states drive increase in vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle thefts increased by 9 per cent in 2016, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

Victoria’s health promotion champion nominations

The search begins for Victoria’s best health and wellbeing promotion projects, with nominations for the 2017 VicHealth Awards now open.

Gippsland gets a giant men’s shed

The Victorian Government has helped the Gippsland community of Inverloch open its first men’s shed.

Dementia patients may die sooner with stressed carers

Patients with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, according to a new University of California Berkeley study.

Old medications pose a health hazard

With more than 5,000 children ending up in hospital due to medicine poisonings each year, Return Unwanted Medicines has launched a new awareness campaign.

New employment advocate for VIC veterans

A new Veterans Employment Advocate will help veterans find a new career in Victoria’s public sector after leaving the Australian Defence Force.

Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness

A cooling dash to the fridge is a common coping tactic for the 80 per cent or so of mid-life women who experience menopausal hot flushes.

New regional health training hubs created

Twenty six new Regional Training Hubs will create opportunities for young doctors to stay, study, work and live in rural and regional Australia, rather than returning to cities for all of their postgraduate training.

Stomach acid drugs linked to heightened risk of death

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—a widely available class of drug designed to curb excess stomach acid production—may be linked to a heightened risk of death.

Retirement village contracts - buyer beware

COTA NSW strongly advises prospective retirement village residents to not be pressured into a quick decision when it comes to choosing a retirement village.