We debunk the five misconceptions about earwax and ear cleaning.
Today, most people take for granted their ability to easily make calls or listen to music on their mobile phones. But for the hearing impaired, this has never been simple — until now.
Did you know that 75% of us have not had end of life discussions? Dying to Know Day events activate conversations and curiosity, build death literacy and help grow the capacity of individuals and community groups to take action toward end of life planning.
Seventy-six researchers will share in $43 million to support bold and innovative new ideas to not only tackle the impacts of dementia but to find ways of preventing and curing the debilitating disease.
Patients and their families in Queensland now have greater access to support thanks to PalAssist, a 24-hour helpline operated by the Cancer Council Queensland.
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has taken its advocacy a step further to ensure older Australians are provided with correct information regarding their entitlements.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has rejected the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) proposal for an alternate GP co-payment model and continues to oppose all proposals for GP and other co-payments.
In 2012-13, an estimated 312,539 Australians accessed disability support services, although there was a drop in growth, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
One in five young Australians are likely to be experiencing mental illness, and less than 40% are comfortable seeking professional help, according to a new Youth Mental Health Report released by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute.
Medical professionals remain the source for Australians and their loved ones to access information about palliative care, according to a new Palliative Care Australia survey.
Individuals with a higher socioeconomic status usually follow a healthy eating program and take better care of their health needs, while those on lower incomes are more likely to cut back on basic needs, according to recent research.
Omega-3 supplements and the antidepressant sertraline are being considered in a study to reduce depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in older people, in a bid to prevent the onset of dementia and depression in later life.
This year has seen the largest number of Indigenous GP registrars fellow from the Royal Australian College of General Practice. It was a historic moment at the Fellowship and Awards Ceremony last Wednesday, when, four of nine Aboriginal registrars who had succeeded in meeting the RACGP assessment requirements in 2013, were conferred with the Fellowship of the RACGP.
A new report by private health insurer Medibank has estimated the overall cost of supporting people with mental illness in Australia at $28.6 billion per year.