Macular testing for old eyes
A visionary test available at the University of Canberra is helping researchers focus on eye health in older Australians.
Planning approval for new Aveo $60m Sunshine Coast retirement facility
Set within Harmony, the $3 billion master planned community at Palmview; the 5.4-hectare site will accommodate 138 independent living units, providing homes to more than 200 seniors upon completion.
TAL to refund $900,000 to funeral insurance customers
TAL Direct Pty Ltd (TAL) will offer refunds totalling $900,000 to 1,200 Insuranceline branded funeral insurance customers.
Directors of Storm Financial penalised for breach of duties
The Federal Court has imposed civil penalties of $70,000 each on the directors of Storm Financial, Emmanuel and Julie Cassimatis.
Estia Health commences construction of Southport aged care facility
Southport will see a new $28 million, 110 bed aged care facility, with aged care provider Estia Health officially commencing construction at its development site on Stevens Street.
Senior student embarks on PhD at Bond University
If anyone exemplifies the concept of ‘life-long learning’, it’s Bruce Dwyer.
College education linked to opioid misuse among baby boomers
The more educated a member of the baby boomer generation, the more likely they are to misuse prescription opioids, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.
Tai chi for managing fibromyalgia pain
The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
Low back pain burden – a consequence of medical negligence
The current use of X-rays and scans, opioids, injections and surgery to investigate and treat lower back pain conditions are useless, unnecessary and harmful.
False memories in older adults
Older adults often complain about forgetting, but Penn State University psychologists suggest that another problem may be misremembering.
Veteran pensions increase
Pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers across Australia will receive increased payments from 20 March 2018.
Unannounced aged care quality and safety audits
From 20 March 2018, spot audits will come into force across all Australian residential aged care homes.
Australia fails its oral health check-up
To coincide with World Oral Health Day, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University is releasing a world first.
Importance of volunteering and data
A need to understand the benefits of and barriers to volunteering and giving and their economic impacts were among the key issues highlighted in the results from a national consultation.
Ninety per cent don’t know when they need sun protection
Australians could be unknowingly increasing their skin cancer risk, with new data released by Cancer Council showing that 40 per cent are still confused about which weather factors cause sunburn.
Revolutionary glaucoma surgery for rural patients in Broken Hill
Today four patients from rural New South Wales will be part of an Australian-first when they undergo an advanced form of glaucoma surgery at Broken Hill Base Hospital.
New program improving dementia care
A new training program pioneered in Tasmania is promising earlier dementia diagnosis and better support for patients, their families and carers.
Study suggests that cancer survivors are more easily fatigued
A new study has found hints of “accelerated ageing” in healthy older adults who have cancer histories.
A purpose in life by day results in better sleep at night
Having a good reason to get out of bed in the morning means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.
Nocturia – common cause of a poor night’s sleep
On World Sleep Day, scientists are highlighting the main reason that people are waking up at night – nocturia (the need to get up and urinate more than once during the night).
Imagine you are about to undergo a major abdominal operation. In the lead up to your surgery you meet a number of medical experts including anaesthetists, surgeons and specialist nurses.
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