Writers recognised as finalists in QLD literary awards

The Queensland Government has announced the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards finalists.

Why more grandparents are raising their grandchildren

Many grandparents will receive loving cards, calls and emails from their grandchildren on Grandparents Day.

Pain and Alzheimer’s disease

For people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), pain that interferes with daily activities may be more common than people with AD typically report.

New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease

Researchers have developed the first tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease when there are no physical symptoms, offering hope for more effective treatment of the condition.

Encouraging women to make health a priority

As part of Women’s Health Week, all Australian women are encouraged to take time to think about making positive changes that can improve their health and wellbeing during Women’s Health Week.

Home buyers guide from ASIC's MoneySmart

ASIC has launched a series of videos to help consumers make MoneySmart decisions when buying a home.

New Human Services website goes live

An overhaul of the Department of Human Services website is making it easier for people to read and access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support information and services online.

Women’s Health Week

More than 56,000 women taking part in over 1,500 events across Australia.

Compulsory flu vaccination for aged care workers

The Federal Government will investigate ways to boost vaccination rates among workers in aged care facilities, including making the flu vaccine compulsory, following deaths this winter.

Think F.A.S.T and act FAST this National Stroke Week

Worrying new Stroke Foundation statistics have found only 36 percent of Australians who suffer a stroke reach hospital within a critical 4.5 hour window for clot busting treatment.

Sleep study seeks volunteers

As a third of Australian adults only dream of getting a good night’s rest, University of Newcastle researchers are conducting a nationwide clinical trial designed to improve sleep quality amongst those aged 40-65.

Aged influenza deaths - Tasmania

Director of Public Health Dr Mark Veitch said the deaths of six of elderly people at the Strathdevon aged care facility in Latrobe, near Devonport during the influenza outbreak “was a sad event for the families”.

Forget heatwaves, our cold houses are much more likely to kill us

A pervasive myth in Australia is that hot weather is the greatest danger to our health. In reality, it’s more likely cold weather will kill you.

Introducing ABC Weather – the story behind the science

The ABC has announced an initiative that will explore how and why weather events occur in Australia, and their effects on people and the environment.

Excessive card payment surcharge ban

From today, every business will be banned from charging customers excessive surcharges for using certain types of EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and American Express cards to make payments.

Disability and aged care sector workforce grants

Organisations specialising in business sector growth have been invited to apply for a new $33 million Australian Government investment in the disability and aged care sector NDIS workforce.

Study - moderate consumption of fats and carbohydrates best for health

Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death.

Is back stiffness just a trick of the mind?

New scientific evidence from a University of South Australia researcher shows – for the first time – that feelings of back stiffness may purely be a protective mechanism to avoid further injury.

Older Australians don't look after their health

New research released has found that almost half of our Australians in their 70’s are not looking after their health1 and shingles becomes more of a concern as we age.

Support Legacy during its annual appeal

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has urged Australians to support Legacy during its annual appeal to help continue the important work it does in assisting the families of Australian veterans.

How to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with age

Research into how we can keep our brains healthy as we age has gained momentum in recent years. There is now an increased focus on the changes that we can makes to our health and lifestyle, which may prevent dementia.