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.

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to older Australians.

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Delhi belly and Moroccan movements

Holiday Horror stories: Max’s Moroccan movements

Delhi belly and Moroccan movements

Max Williams literally painted the town brown.

Hidden killer in your pantry

Pantry items

Hidden killer in your pantry

Sugar is widely positioned as enemy No.1. However, there are other killers in our pantries.

Australia’s deadliest region

avoidable deaths

Australia’s deadliest region

Avoidable death rates decline, but not in this area.

Solve brain problems in your sleep

Solve brain problems in your sleep

Solve brain problems in your sleep

Good-quality sleep throughout a whole night is optimal for learning and memory.

Winter’s deadly reach revealed

heart failure

Winter’s deadly reach revealed

Heart failure is 32 per cent higher during winter, a new report reveals.

Liver dysfunction link to dementia

Liver dysfunction link to dementia

Liver dysfunction link to dementia

Researchers have begun looking for clues about Alzheimer's in a seemingly unlikely place.

Your Health

The worst foods to freeze

While still edible, think twice before putting these nine foods in the freezer.

Faulty when frozen

Countries with the best healthcare

Report reveals the best healthcare systems around the world.

Where’s best for health?

Free passport to better health

How parks, forests and green spaces contribute to physical and mental wellbeing.

Out and about

Wellbeing

Traveller’s guide to self-care

Here’s our seven-step guide to self-care for travellers on the go.

Sanity overseas

Solve brain problems in your sleep

Good-quality sleep throughout a whole night is optimal for learning and memory.

Sleep on it

Why do women live longer?

Biological and behavioural factors may partly explain why women live longer than men.

More than just luck

Hearing

Advantages of disability

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

Look, listen, love

What is misophonia?

There may be an explanation for repetitive pop music or other sounds that make you mad.

Sound theory

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

Australia’s latest hearing aid is like nothing you’ve ever seen. In fact, when it’s in your ear it’s essentially invisible.

Hear, hear

Health News

Common condition linked to dementia

Prevalence of dementia diagnoses after migraine much higher for women than for men.

Headache for her

Women work more than men

Busting this myth should influence workplace, household and government policy.

Multitasking myth

Paying too much for PBS meds?

Former ACCC chief wants end to pharmacies’ stranglehold on services.

‘Ease the rules’

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