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.

Doctor greed fuels health fund woes

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Doctor greed fuels health fund woes

Private health costs could be cut by up to 10 per cent if private hospitals ...

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Future is not care as we know it

The future is not aged care as we know it: expert

Future is not care as we know it

Research shows that most people want to age at home. Industry expert Peter Scutt explains ...

Why memories flood back

Why memories flood back when you visit places from your past

Why memories flood back

A lifetime of memories… but not always readily accessible.

Study urges caution on probiotics

Study urges caution on probiotics

Study urges caution on probiotics

Some patients may be put at serious risk by the bacteria in probiotics: study.

Fears over ‘forgotten’ nutrient

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Fears over ‘forgotten’ nutrient

A national nutrition body is warning that 90 per cent of Australians are not consuming ...

Software to reduce hospital stays

New software aims to reduce emergency hospitalisations

Software to reduce hospital stays

New software could reduce emergency hospitalisations and allow time for end-of life-plans.

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

A new study indicates that poor sleep can negatively affect your gut microbiome.

Your Health

Why are you thirsty?

It’s normal to feel thirsty after doing exercise when you first wake up in the morning, but if your thirst can’t be quenched there may be a more serious underlying problem.

Thirst concerns

How to stop gas pain

It’s normal to have some gas. But if the gas can’t easily get out, you may feel uncomfortable and bloated.

Flatulence problems

Signs you’re low on protein

Protein deficiency can have seriously affect your health. Watch for these signs.

Protein problems

Wellbeing

Why are you thirsty?

It’s normal to feel thirsty after doing exercise when you first wake up in the morning, but if your thirst can’t be quenched there may be a more serious underlying problem.

Thirst concerns

How to stop a panic attack

While panic attacks may be both distressing and common, there are ways to ease the symptoms and calm yourself.

Calm and controlled

The killer in imported products

Potentially deadly undeclared substances have been found in almost half of the food products bought and tested by researchers from James Cook University.

More checks sought

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

The killer in imported products

Potentially deadly undeclared substances have been found in almost half of the food products bought and tested by researchers from James Cook University.

More checks sought

Health fund solution ‘discriminatory’

A report that recommends charging younger people less than older Australians for private health insurance has been lashed by industry chief.

Fairness first?

Paying too much for meds?

Australian prices were 25 per cent below the median global cost.

Affordable meds

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