Medical News

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Chronic wounds need more than time

Chronic wounds need more than time

TIME doesn't always heal wounds. In fact, says Dr Suzanne Kapp of the University of Melbourne, it can be your enemy.

Wed 28 Aug 2019

The new shingles vaccine is available

The new shingles vaccine is available

SHINGLES, also called herpes zoster, is a common but lesser known preventable disease which can severely affect older Australians.

Wed 14 Aug 2019

New guide for comparison of medical procedure costs

New guide for comparison of medical procedure costs

A NEW guide designed to help patients understand medical treatment fees and out of pocket costs will go online soon.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Volunteers needed for dementia research

Volunteers needed for dementia research

THE newly launched StepUp for Dementia Research service is seeking volunteers who are willing to help shape the future and success of dementia research.

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Do a good thing by registering to donate to save lives

Do a good thing by registering to donate to save lives

IN THE past decade more than 11,000 Australians lives have been saved through transplant, but many more can be saved if more people register as an organ donor.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Never a better time than now to lower risk of diabetes

Never a better time than now to lower risk of diabetes

THERE'S no silver bullet for curing Type 2 diabetes, but there are some ways to reduce your chance of being diagnosed with the surprisingly common condition

Wed 3 Jul 2019

Act now to avoid a killer lung infection

Act now to avoid a killer lung infection

DON'T tempt waking a sleeping dragon if you are over 65 and have the flu or have a chronic disease; get a pneumococcal injection now.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

New app means faster access to after-hours treatment

New app means faster access to after-hours treatment

WHEN you are feeling sick and it can't wait until morning, but your local clinic is closed, there is now an easier way to bring medical care to your door.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Taking care of the bowel cancer carer

Taking care of the bowel cancer carer

REACH out to your friends for support and companionship is the advice of Jan Maling who is caring for her husband who has bowel cancer.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Telstra Australia's award goes to Aged Care innovator

Telstra Australia's award goes to Aged Care innovator

INNOVATION in Aged Care housing innovator, NewDirection Care's Natasha Chadwick has been awarded the 2019 Telstra Australian Business Women's Award.

Wed 15 May 2019

Breast cancer treatment options widen

Breast cancer treatment options widen

BREAST cancer management options are changing, giving more women potentially less-invasive choices and better outcomes.

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.

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