5 key ways to live a happier life

31 August

Each person’s journey to happiness is distinct, shaped by personal experiences, values, and desires. While certain factors that impact happiness might be beyond control, such as genetic predispositions or unpredictable life events, a considerable...[Read More]

Signs your loved one will benefit from living in an aged care home

10 August

Caring for someone in an aged care home can be a challenging and emotional experience, but it’s important to remember that you still have an essential role to play in supporting your loved one’s care. Here are some key points to consider to help...[Read More]

Rethinking Wealth: Beyond Money – The Evolving Concept of Prosperity

3 August

In today’s society, the notion of wealth extends beyond financial resources. As individuals seek a more balanced and fulfilling life, the concept of wealth has evolved to encompass various factors such as education, healthcare, job satisfaction,...[Read More]

Aged care task force considers all funding options

26 July

Aged care could require more people to pay for themselves if they can as an expert task force considers funding options to secure the sector’s future. But Aged Care Minister Anika Wells promised no changes would be made without public consultation...[Read More]

The Impact of Regular Exercise on Your Mental Well-Being

29 June

Health and fitness go beyond physical well-being; they also play a significant role in maintaining mental and emotional health. Among the various wellness strategies, regular exercise has been proven to have a profound impact on mental...[Read More]

Parents urged to vaccinate children against flu

21 June

Hundreds of sick children are ending up in hospital with flu, prompting doctors to urge parents to get their kids vaccinated for the potentially life-threatening virus. Doctors say a mild illness for an adult might mean hospitalisation for a young...[Read More]

Virtual reality therapy to become a ‘reality’

14 June

Virtual reality therapy may now become a “reality” for young people with mental health conditions including psychotic disorders. From simulating coffee shops to delivering a presentation, psychologists are trialling technology, combined with...[Read More]

Wellbeing — What It Is and How to Achieve It

11 May

When people come across the term wellbeing, they usually associate it with physical health. However, wellbeing also encompasses other aspects of a person, namely their mental, social and spiritual health. The reason wellbeing is so important is that...[Read More]

Researchers find new clues on potential cause of OCD

19 April

Researchers are a step closer to solving one of the great mysteries of the human brain and identifying what causes the obsessive-compulsive disorder. The discovery could be a vital clue to develop targeted and effective treatments for a debilitating...[Read More]

Know the benefits and uses of the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

30 March

The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is a government-funded program in Australia that provides eligible seniors with access to a range of healthcare services and concessions.  The program is designed to assist seniors in managing the costs...[Read More]

New device able to detect cancer cells without surgery

1 March

Sydney researchers have developed a new device that can detect cancer cells from blood samples, allowing patients to avoid invasive biopsy surgery. Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death in Australia, with more than 150,000 around the...[Read More]

Staying fit and active ‘best way to stave off dementia’

22 February

Staying active throughout adulthood could help stave off dementia though even smaller bouts of exercise may help, British research suggests. A long-term study found that people who exercise as they age are more likely to have good brain health than...[Read More]

All adults to be offered fresh COVID-19 booster

8 February

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout is shifting towards a flu-style program, with all adults who haven’t had the virus or a booster in the last six months eligible for another dose. Health Minister Mark Butler said the government accepted...[Read More]

Aussies miss out on new medicine frontier

25 January

Many Australians are missing out on a new frontier in medicine, prompting experts to call for more to be done to improve equity in healthcare. Precision medicine personalises treatment by taking into account a patient’s genetic make-up, their...[Read More]

New light therapy shoots down superbugs

18 January

A new light therapy can kill off some of the worst antibiotic-resistant superbugs in what South Australian researchers say will be a game changer for millions worldwide. The therapy, developed by the University of South Australia, has been found to...[Read More]