Older people training boost for Victorian nurses

Quality of life and health outcomes for older people are set to improve with funding from the Victorian Government to deliver training developed by La Trobe University for more than 800 public sector nurses.

Improved private health rural travel and accommodation benefits

Private health insurance changes will allow insurers to offer travel and accommodation benefits under private health insurance hospital cover from 1 April 2019.

New residential aged care facility at St George’s - Kew

Construction is underway on the new $55.6 million residential aged care facility at St George’s Health Service in Kew, East Melbourne, funded by the Victorian Government.

Investment scams stealing millions each month

Scamwatch is warning the Australian community to be wary about investment scams, with statistics revealing Australians are collectively losing $4.3 million a month to these scams.

Sarcopenia disease given greater recognition

The Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science, the University of Melbourne and Western Health are joining forces to launch Sarcopenia Australia Day earlier in July.

Aged Care is failing people with motor neurone disease

Motor Neurone Disease Australia has launched a campaign to call on the Government to make access to support services fair for ALL people diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

Act now to get vaccinated ahead of peak flu season

Western Australians who have not been vaccinated this year are encouraged to act now to ensure they are protected during the peak of this year's flu season.

Two clicks at Tax Time and your Super is sorted

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is urging all taxpayers to take a few moments to check their super while they are using ATO online services through myGov this Tax Time.

Sugar improves memory in over-60s

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by the UK University of Warwick.

Senate inquiry investigates financial practices of for-profit aged care providers

Evidence has been given to a Senate Economics Reference Committee investigating the financial and tax practices of Australia’s for-profit aged care providers.

Dementia Australia supports LGBTI communities with new dementia resources

Dementia Australia has released new dementia resources to better support people living with dementia who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI).

New eye screening program for people with diabetes

During National Diabetes Week the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt announced that Diabetes Australia will receive $1 million to develop the Preserve Sight program, including a national electronic eye health record.

New study highlights Alzheimer’s herpes link

A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

World-first blood test to detect melanoma in early stage patients

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, a breakthrough that will save thousands of lives.

Carers Australia partners on My Health Record

Carers Australia is to partner with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to provide information about the My Health Record Expansion Program, its benefits to carers and those they care for.

Reducing Australia's cancer death rate

New research has revealed for the first time what impact cutting back on drinking and smoking as a population would have on Australia’s cancer death rate.

I nearly died from sepsis – killing millions

A visit to family in Glasgow for Christmas in 2015 nearly had a tragic ending for me. Two days earlier I had been repairing the lock on my garden gate, when I scratched my hand on a nail.

Aged care residents fulfil bucket list through Virtual Reality

Samsung Electronics Australia and Uniting today announced a new program to prove you’re never too old to fulfil unlived dreams.

Luxury Escapes: The World’s Best Holidays returns

After two successful seasons, Luxury Escapes: The World’s Best Holidays is set to return to Australian screens for a third season, airing at 6pm, Saturdays from 14 July on Network 10.

Inspiring ageing in regional Australia: CSU symposium

Two internationally recognised experts in inspired ageing will headline a symposium for communities across regional Australia to be hosted by CSU in Wagga Wagga, NSW, in August.

Australian Age Pension turns 110 years

10 June provided Australians with a chance to look back at one of our most significant contributions to social policy in Australia – the 110 year anniversary of the introduction of the Commonwealth Age Pension.