Medical News

Wed 8 May 2019

Tips for much happier feet and toes

Tips for much happier feet and toes

IF YOU keep your feet healthy, you will be able to do so much more to stay active and have better overall health.

Wed 1 May 2019

Healthy walking program led by residents

Healthy walking program led by residents

WITH a little help from a friend, researchers have found a simple way to get more Seniors more active through a peer-support walking program.

Wed 10 Apr 2019

Take a peek at sneaky, sight-stealing glaucoma

Take a peek at sneaky, sight-stealing glaucoma

GLAUCOMA is an eye condition that can quietly build up over time without us knowing it's happening, until we realise we are losing our sight.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Ageing prisoners are challenging the system inside and out

Ageing prisoners are challenging the system inside and out

THERE is growing cohort of professionals across Australia gradually peeling back the layers to reveal the challenges around ageing prisoners.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Things to know before choosing cataract surgery

Things to know before choosing cataract surgery

BEFORE you make a decision on whether to have cataract surgery there are several issues you should become familiar with.

Tue 5 Mar 2019

Navigating a new era in aged care access

Navigating a new era in aged care access

A NEW network of aged care navigator centres, information hubs and specialist advisers aims to streamline aged care access.

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Australia leads way in dementia high-care

Australia leads way in dementia high-care

NEW Federal Government funding announced today will facilitate the introduction of a world-first Specialist Dementia Care Program.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Out of reach: Hide your medicines from the grandkids

Out of reach: Hide your medicines from the grandkids

HAVE you got the grandchildren coming to visit this summer? Then it’s time to check the medicine cabinet is secured from small hands.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Learn how to manage your cramps

Learn how to manage your cramps

CRAMPS are fairly common among older Australians; almost 50 per cent of us suffer the often incredibly painful spasming of the muscles.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

The breast cancer conversation is not just about donations

The breast cancer conversation is not just about donations

HELPING the battle against breast cancer isn’t always just about raising funds. For some people, it’s the opportunity to provide valuable research knowledge.

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Breast awareness: Benefits and harms of breast screening

Breast awareness: Benefits and harms of breast screening

WHAT is the value of screening for breast cancer and should personalised screening be the choice for women and men who are at increased risk of the disease?

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Shifts 'dried up' when aged care workers complain: union

Shifts 'dried up' when aged care workers complain: union

WHILE the aged care minister is pushing for staff to report unsafe practices, the Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union claim it's not that simple.

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Diabetes cured: Man claims herb is the wonder drug

Diabetes cured: Man claims herb is the wonder drug

DON ELLISON says he was on his death bed when he was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years ago. Then he discovered a very special plant.

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Consumers are leading health care change movement

Consumers are leading health care change movement

DELIVERING care at home is very much a part of the transformation of health care treatment choices for Australians.

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Here's why you shouldn't rush to crush your meds

Here's why you shouldn't rush to crush your meds

WHETHER it's prescribed or over-the-counter medication, don't assume that crushing or chewing is okay; there's some very good reasons why not.

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Don't ignore it: When bowel cancer is detected

Don't ignore it: When bowel cancer is detected

WHEN bowel cancer is detected, the best thing you can do is to make sure your doctors pursue it quickly to reduce further problems long term.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Chronic post-surgery pain: Overcome notorious condition

Chronic post-surgery pain: Overcome notorious condition

Becoming better informed on why post-surgery chronic pain occurs could assist you in ensuring this difficult to treat condition can be managed more effectively

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Protecting the vulnerable: Seniors to get free flu shot

Protecting the vulnerable: Seniors to get free flu shot

IF YOU are aged 65 and over, the newest flu vaccines, targeted at protecting vulnerable older Australians, will be available to you at no cost.

Wed 13 Dec 2017

'Risks and benefits': How to better manage your medicines

'Risks and benefits': How to better manage your medicines

THE more people understand about their medicines by collecting more information, the less likely there will be medication-related problems.

Tue 7 Nov 2017

Government commits more funds for MyAgedCare development

Government commits more funds for MyAgedCare development

THE Federal Government has today committed another $2.8 million to fund further development of Australia’s aged care gateway, MyAgedCare.

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