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.

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists may have uncovered a way to significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Top Stories

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  1. The need to plan end-of-life care
  1. Lifestyle choices affect dementia
  1. How height affects your health

Exercise without trying

Easy exercise

Exercise without trying

You can fit exercise into your regular day without having to dedicate extra time to ...

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Innovative smartphone app will help asthmatics manage their condition.

The tasty treat that improves vision

The tasty treat that improves vision

The tasty treat that improves vision

A new benefit of dark chocolate could be in sight – literally.

Exercise your way to mental health

Exercise your way to mental health

Exercise your way to mental health

Just one hour a week can make all the difference.

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

By getting a flu shot, you’re protecting yourself and the most vulnerable.

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

Researchers create implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer.

Your Health

Why is my balance getting worse?

As we grow older, the risks associated with falling over become greater.

Wobbly world

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Senior economist Matt Grudnoff reveals who the healthcare burden is hurting the most.

Time for a rethink

The one leading cause of disease

What you eat can spark the leading cause of many diseases – inflammation.

Culinary cure

Wellbeing

The thing about about living longer

YourLifeChoices members share their hopes and fears for those extra years.

Export pensioners!

This mineral may restore eyesight

Often overlooked, zinc is an important mineral that may even reverse vision loss.

Unsung health hero

All your sleep questions answered

Sleep specialist Dr Katharina Lederle explains what goes on in your unconscious hours.

Sleep needs explained

Hearing

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

Top three hearing myths explained

To help you understand hearing loss, we’ve explored the most common misconceptions.

True or false?

Your hearing health explained

Diminished hearing can have a huge impact on your way of life and general wellbeing.

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Health News

Why to stick with My Health Record

Experts explain compelling reasons to use My Health Record platform.

The case for

Calls rise to abandon My Health

Top digital consultant says My Health Record could be the next tech wreck.

The case against

The holiday or healthcare?

Why universal access to basic health and aged care is pivotal to a secure retirement.

Closing the gaps

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