Silver Economy set to boom

Tech-savvy Baby Boomers are expected to contribute an additional $11.9 billion to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in retirement ventures each year, finds new research released today.

Australians unwilling to protect against fatal lung infection

Three-in-four Australian adults do not consider ‘life-threatening consequences' as sufficient to vaccinate against pneumococcal pneumonia, according to the Lung Foundation Australia.

Knee surgery rehabilitation: new research not the full story

Patients requiring complex knee surgery and significant rehabilitation will lose out on essential care for the sake of big insurance companies cost savings.

Scams targeting Indigenous peoples nearly doubled in 2016

In 2016, the ACCC received 1499 reports about scam activity from Indigenous peoples, up 87 per cent on 2015. Losses from these scams totalled nearly $1.5 million.

National Mental Health Commission acts on seclusion and restraint

The National Mental Health Commission calls for all mental health services to increase their effort towards eliminating the use of seclusion and restraint.

Getting the best of bothersome bunions

Proper care and footwear can prevent these bumps from causing pain and hampering your mobility.

Work to start on new Heidelberg aged care home

Victorian aged care provider Benetas will next week celebrate the commencement of works on its state of the art $27 million aged care home in Heidelberg.

SA Mental Health Minister expedites ward closure

Mental Health Minister has instructed the Chief Executive of SA Health to expedite the closure of the Makk and McLeay wards at Oakden following further reports of unnecessary force being used on residents.

Seniors appointed to new NT advisory council

Eight seniors have been selected from across the Northern Territory for the new Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST).

Three reasons to leave earwax alone

Can you think of something you do that’s nearly irresistible, widely popular, but a bad idea that’s based on a health myth? That’s right, I’m talking about inserting cotton-tipped swabs into your ears.

Renovations more popular with home owners

New data has revealed that homeowners are increasingly taking out loans for renovations.