A little stress is good for cellular health and longevity

Northwestern University molecular bioscientists have discovered that a little stress can be good for cellular health.

Aged care influenza reviews released

The Australian Government has released detailed reviews of aged care homes in Victoria and Tasmania that suffered deadly influenza outbreaks this winter.

Low back pain? Expect something different from your GP

Revisions to major international guidelines for the management and treatment of low back pain should see changes to practice worldwide.

Australia’s first stroke ambulance

Australia’s first “Stroke Ambulance” pilot is a possible game-changer in time critical stroke treatment, will take to the road in Melbourne this month.

QLD election: LNP – seniors promises

The LNP will offer Queenslanders with a Seniors Card cost of living relief.

IrisVision tool for the visually impaired

Samsung Electronics Australia, IrisVision and Vision Australia have announced the availability of a medical device that helps the visually impaired through virtual reality technology.

Heart function to brain’s memory centre link

Older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe regions of the brain, where Alzheimer’s pathology first begins.

What happens when people with autism grow old?

If you mention autism to most people they will think about children, but it is a lifelong diagnosis.

Heavy reliance on social media

Australians find life online a positive experience, maintaining connections with friends and family, but many also face pressures about how they look and how others react to their posts.

Good design guide for house hunters

Western Australian house hunters and renters now have an easy-to-use pocket guide to help them choose a home that is liveable and has good design elements.

Should doctors order exercise for depression?

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients’ treatment plans, a new study suggests.

Grandparent childcare is helping mums back into work

It is taken for granted that grandparents care for their grandchildren – so much so that their presence at the school gates every afternoon is hardly noticed.

Changes for NT seniors, pensioners & carers

The Territory Labor Government is reforming the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme, to make it fairer, more accessible, and sustainable.

Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce starts work

The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce has started its work, with new approaches planned to discuss and consult on workforce issues.

Greater health benefit from exercise than previously reported

Lack of exercise or physical activity is estimated to cause as many deaths each year as smoking, according to a new study led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Strategy to guide North West age-friendly communities

A new strategy released today aims to create age-friendly communities across the WA Pilbara and the Kimberley, while encouraging more seniors support services and greater local employment in aged care.

Alice Springs Masters Games 2018

Registrations are now open for next year’s Alice Springs Masters Games with three new sports set to spearhead a packed program of sport and entertainment.

Australia’s annual report on sexually transmitted infections

Gonorrhoea and syphilis diagnoses are increasing in Australia, HIV is stable, and more than 30,000 Australians have been cured of hepatitis C.

Ten seniors nutrition myths

In-home care provider Home Instead Senior Care has launched its newest resource, Nutrition for Seniors - a guide to healthy habits for eating well in old age.

EIU report highlights knowledge gaps in matters of health and wealth

The report showed that relatively few people were aware of years they should expect to be retired or the leading causes of death in their country.

Engaging older adults through touch tablets

A new check-in system for elderly people, designed with their emotional needs in mind, has proved successful in early trials.