Magnesium could prevent fractures

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing a common cause of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.

Increases to fees and charges in NT Budget 2017

Treasurer Nicole Manison announced a number of increases to fees and charges, ahead of the Northern Territory Budget on 2 May 2017.

Van Gogh and the Seasons - Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with Art Exhibitions Australia, presents Van Gogh and the Seasons for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series in 2017.

From twilight to highlight: the ultimate Royal Caribbean holiday

Royal Caribbean International, the largest cruise line sailing in Australia, offers older Australians an array of experiences for a memorable holiday.

Older Australia at a glance 2016

The AIHW has reported that in 2016, approximately 3.7 million people (15% of Australia’s total projected population of 24.3 million) are older Australians.

SA Government to close Oakden Older Person’s Mental Health Service

The Makk and McLeay Nursing Home at the Older Person’s Mental Health Service, Oakden, will close as part of the South Australian Government’s response to an independent review into the service.

Cycling linked to substantial health benefits

Active commuting by bicycle is associated with a substantial decrease in the risk of death from all causes, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared with non-active commuting by car or public transport, finds a study in The BMJ today.

Queensland’s first Good Money Store opens

Gold Coasters can steer clear of dodgy payday lenders with the official opening of Queensland’s first Good Money store at Southport, joining stores already operating in Victoria and South Australia.

Bush to get better access to psychological services

A major barrier to rural residents accessing mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new Medicare rebate for online videoconferencing consultations with psychologists.

Health insurance - need for deeper review

Criticisms of the value of health insurance made in articles released today should prompt the Government to boost the scope of its private health care review, the Consumers Health Forum says.

Cancer and alcohol ad ranked best in the world

An advertisement showing how alcohol is absorbed, risking cancerous cell mutations in the liver, bowel and throat, has been found to be the most effective alcohol ad internationally.