Binge drinking rising among women and seniors

Women usually welcome news that the gender gap in pay or leadership positions is closing. But lately we’ve been learning that women are also gaining parity in another respect: alcohol consumption.

Telerehab study shows benefits for cardiac patients

Research released by the Journal of Physiotherapy again shows that governments and private health insurers should facilitate tele rehabilitation as part of the health system.

Social impact investment can help retirees get the housing and care they need

A recent Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees report raised concerns about the erosion of retirement income by ongoing rental or mortgage payments.

Report on residential aged care funding options

The Federal Government is exploring options for the way residential aged care funding is determined with the release of the report, Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models.

Recognising those working to reduce drug and alcohol harm

Preventing harm and making a difference in the lives of those impacted by drugs and alcohol is no easy feat – it’s generally a labour of love, one that often goes unrecognised.

Home care exit fee claims challenged

Leading Age Services Australia is challenging media assertions about excessive home care exit fees being charged by home care providers.

What science says about getting the most out of your tea

Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew?

Seeking volunteers for genetics of depression study

Australian scientists are calling for adults who have been treated for clinical depression to volunteer for the world’s largest and most rigorous genetic investigation into the illness to date.

Improving the organ and tissue donation system

The Federal Government’s response to an independent review of how the national reform program to increase Australia’s rate of organ and tissue donation was progressing has been released.

Aged care consultation for people from diverse backgrounds

The Federal Government is reviewing strategies that support the aged care needs of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities.

Flu vaccine won’t definitely stop you from getting the flu, but it’s important

As we head towards a southern hemisphere winter, many people are wondering if it’s worth getting the flu vaccine.