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Turnbull government examining retirement village rules

The Turnbull government is facing pressure to have two federal watchdogs oversee the retirement village industry. The ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday night (26 June 2017) exposed what aged care minister Ken Wyatt described as “exploitation” of retirement village ...

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Bowel screening could save 83,000 lives

More than 80,000 lives would be saved by 2040 if participation in the national bowel cancer screening program increased by 20 per cent, modelling estimates. An Australian study published in The Lancet Public Health journal estimated the benefits and cost-effectiveness ...

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Three ways to help slow brain ageing

A combination of exercise, controlling blood pressure and some form of brain training may reduce mental decline in old age and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s-type dementia, US experts have concluded. A new report released by the National Academies of ...

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