Bank phone scam warning

Australians are urged to be on guard against unscrupulous, unsolicited callers, claiming to represent the Australian Banking Association.

Aged Care Reform Bill introduced

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt introduced the Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018 to Parliament today and said the changes would increase certainty.

Lives can be saved by online health records

A person's life can be saved in an emergency with an online health record, the CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance said today.

Salvos research finds Aussies in deepening daily struggle

The Salvation Army is urging the Federal Government to reconsider its decision not to increase the Newstart allowance after research has revealed the devastating hardship many Australians are facing.

Study trials non-surgical approach to hip and knee osteoarthritis

The trial method combines general practice care with a tailored diet and exercise program.

Hypnosis transforms treatment for low back pain

Sufferers of chronic low back pain can look forward to a safe and side effect-free way to ease their discomfort, thanks to a team including UNSW researchers.

Less can be more at the end of life

Advances in medicine mean health care professionals can prolong life, yet some treatments have a low chance of providing tangible benefits to some patients, can result in a ‘bad death’.

Palliative care growing faster than other hospital services

The use of palliative care services in hospitals has been rising at a faster rate than other hospitalisations, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Palliative Care Week 2018

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt is urging all Australians to support National Palliative Care Week, by asking the question: What matters most?

Commonwealth Health Ministers summit “springboard for action”

Far-reaching measures that will drive up healthcare standards and improve the lives of millions of citizens have been agreed by Commonwealth ministers.

New Helpline to assist Centrelink scam victims

Centrelink is today launching a dedicated scams helpline to assist clients who have fallen victim to fraudsters or identity thieves posing as departmental staff.

Outdated hysterectomy surgical choices put women at risk

Australian women are undergoing unnecessarily invasive hysterectomies due to a lack of contemporary surgical skills among gynaecologists.

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity.

Older Australians most likely to volunteer

During National Volunteer Week (21-27 May), The Benevolent Society would like to recognise the contribution made by older Australians.

New data reveals the impact of arthritis on mental health

Australians living with arthritis are significantly more likely to be affected by mental health issues, according to new research released by the Medibank Better Health Foundation.

The best foods for arthritis symptoms

Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis, affecting more than 20% of the population.

Homelessness: Australia's shameful story of policy complacency and failure

Exactly a decade ago in 2008, the Australian government committed to an ambitious strategy to halve national homelessness by 2020.

Older Australians need to consider new ways of finding work

Unemployment among older adults due to age-related discrimination whilst looking for work is an issue that affects almost one-third of Australians.

Health Ministers set to improve the lives of Commonwealth citizens

Tackling preventable diseases, funding universal healthcare and guaranteeing cervical cancer screening for girls are among the topics that will be addressed by Commonwealth ministers at a major health summit.

Research leads to psychotropic medication reduction in aged-care facilities

Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), the latest University of Tasmania research shows.

Hidden hunger in Australia worse than first thought

New research has found one in three low- and middle-income Australian families struggle with food insecurity, or a lack of access to sufficient food – with diet quality taking a back seat to simply putting food on the table.