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Healthy ageing

Integrate self care into health policy

Deon Schoombie's picture

The current health care system is under enormous pressure. Deon Schoombie, Executive Director of the Australian Self Medication Industry, wants a national conversation on how self care can be more fully integrated into our health care policy.

James and the Bold and Beautiful Swim Squad turn Red for Feb

Floyd Larsen's picture

It is the last day of RedFeb, the initiative raising awareness about heart disease. Floyd Larsen, CEO of Heart Research Australia, reflects on a month of fun activities for a serious cause.

Neuroplasticity and me

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Neuroplasticity is the notion that our brains are not set in concrete, but with training are able to form new neural connections throughout life. Allan Catlin discovered neuroplasticity after a stroke and urges us to pay as much attention to brain fitness as we do to physical fitness.

Memo to self: Embrace change – it is your friend

Fergus Neilson's picture

What happens after your working life comes to an end? Fergus Neilson encourages us to look to new horizons and take the opportunity to experience a different way of life.

Wellbeing and Ageing

Gerry O'Sullivan's picture

As we age it helps to take time out once in a while, look back over our life and map out the key events. Gerry O’Sullivan invites us to review our life in order to achieve balance and wellbeing.

Testosterone for diabetes prevention in men

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In men aged 50 or more who are overweight and have low testosterone levels the risk of developing diabetes over the next five years is extraordinarily high. Professor Gary Wittert and his team at the University of Adelaide are leading a study to investigate if testosterone supplements can prevent diabetes in these high risk men.

Trending in the right direction – but a long way to go

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has recently launched two reports on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Jane Powles says that while they indicate a trend in the right direction, we need ongoing commitment from the government, all states and territories.

The most important decision I didn’t make

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Australians are among the highest consumers of alcohol worldwide. Leicester Warburton has a very personal reason for urging us to better educate our children on the perils and damage of uncontrolled drinking.

The Ageing Workforce – Problem or Opportunity?

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Mature workers are sometimes dismissed merely based on stereotypes. Rod Irvine, managing director of Leaderboard, explains why baby boomers looking for a job should be seen as a gold mine of experience and advice.

Conference on Productive Ageing report released

Global Access Partner (GAP) and the Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) held a conference on Productive Ageing at NSW Parliament House on 17 May. They have now released their report.