Health

Maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing as you get older is vital to enjoying your later years. YourLifeChoices understands this and we bring you up-to-date information, resources and relevant feature articles on the health checks you need, nutrition, managing pain, choosing health insurance, the ins and outs of grandparenting and which alternative medicines may give you the health boost you need. We also explain how aged care works, including residential aged care, aged care services delivery and health and ageing.

Why our sleep patterns change

Why our sleep patterns change

Why our sleep patterns change

Don’t sleep on it. Professor Marc Cohen explains what you need to know.

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Why more women get Alzheimer’s

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Why more women get Alzheimer’s

Study hints at menopause being a major player in cognitive decline.

Which oil is the healthiest?

Which oil is the healthiest?

Which oil is the healthiest?

When it comes to heath, the oils in your kitchen aren’t equal.

What happens when you stop sex?

What happens to your body if you stop having sex?

What happens when you stop sex?

Stopping sex, or even having an extended break, can have serious health consequences.

How education improves memory

older woman holding her head seemingly suffering memory loss

How education improves memory

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss.

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

man clutching at his heart

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

Sleep scientists tie disrupted slumber to the deadly plaque build-up known as atherosclerosis.

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

COVID-19 spurs use of remote monitoring program.

Your Health

Best and worst supplements

Taking vitamins makes us think we’re doing something good for our health, but are we?

Helping and hurting

Can we blame the cold for these aches?

If your joints and muscles ache more in winter, this is probably why.

Hot tips from experts

When dignity comes second

Older and wiser, Peter Leith offers his handbook on stairs.

Pride before a fall

Wellbeing

Traits that lead to happiness identified

Neuroticism, extraversion and conscientiousness most closely linked to wellbeing.

How to find happiness

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Poop check

The toxic cost of wood-fired heaters

A lesser known source of pollution costs health systems billions each year.

Killer in your home

Hearing

Drug can stop hearing loss: study

Biologists identify hearing-loss receptor, use drug to prevent hearing damage

Saving sound

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.

Hearing check

Advantages of disability

Could there be positives in failing sight and hearing? Peter Leith believes so.

Look, listen, love

Health News

Older Aussies at risk of ‘dud’ insurance

‘Activities of daily living tests’ preventing payouts to unemployed Aussies.

‘Unfair’ tests

New swine flu threat

What to make of new H1N1 swine flu recently discovered in China.

Alert but not alarmed

New care packages a ‘drop in the ocean’

Key groups welcome extra home care packages, but say much more needs to be done.

Wait time worries

COVID-19

In defence of the COVIDsafe app

‘We should be critical of people who ignore social distancing guidelines, not the app.’

‘It doesn’t hurt’

100 travel bubble experiences

Dream trips are waiting for travel bans to lift.

Trips to come

How travel must change post-COVID

Is COVID the perfect storm for sustainable change in the travel industry?

A chance for change

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