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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.

Brain activity linked to longevity

Brain activity linked to longevity

Brain activity linked to longevity

Scientists have found a link between neural activity and ageing.

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Dementia study blasts drug use

no to drugs

Dementia study blasts drug use

An analysis of studies that involved more than 23,000 people with dementia found that sufferers ...

The surgery that makes you safer

The surgery that makes you safer

The surgery that makes you safer

Australian researchers used a driving simulator to test the success of cataract surgery.

Study shows the power of mushrooms

Study shows the power of mushrooms

Study shows the power of mushrooms

Research finds an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer.

Common nutrient prevents Alzheimer’s

Common nutrient prevents Alzheimer’s

Common nutrient prevents Alzheimer’s

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline has potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.

Cheaper medicines for 500,000

cheaper meds

Cheaper medicines for 500,000

New PBS listings set to save some patients more than $100,000.

Your Health

Can turmeric improve your health?

Turmeric has long been considered a wonder spice, but does it really work?

Potent powder

How you’ve got drinking all wrong

Alcohol industry pushing for slackened guidelines, spruiking the health benefits of drinking.

Who’s got it right?

What can I do about my cough?

What is a cough anyway? And what’s the best way to get rid of it?

Spluttering along

Wellbeing

What can I do about my cough?

What is a cough anyway? And what’s the best way to get rid of it?

Spluttering along

Brain activity linked to longevity

Scientists have found a link between neural activity and ageing.

Thinking too much?

A blooming good business

If your life is not coming up roses, maybe you should plant some.

Get dirty and clean up

Hearing

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

What is misophonia?

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

Sound theory

Health News

Aged blamed for price pain

Funds blame an ageing population and a failure to attract new members.

‘Simple mathematics’

Brain activity linked to longevity

Scientists have found a link between neural activity and ageing.

Thinking too much?

Aussies warned of major travel risk

Many people in Australia may be under-vaccinated without realising it.

Avoidable health risk

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