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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.

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Patients with new-onset digestive symptoms after a COVID-19 contact could have the illness.

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Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

New testing kits that deliver results in 15 minutes will be available in Australia soon.

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

Study finds patients still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

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Health insurers to the rescue

Health funds now cover all COVID-19 related claims, among other helpful measures.

Routine to help prevent stroke

Routine to help prevent stroke

Routine to help prevent stroke

New evidence helps us to understand the link between cardiovascular health and gum disease.

Over-70s told to stay at home

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's coronavirus speech 29 March 2020

Over-70s told to stay at home

Parks and playgrounds closed; gatherings of more than two people effectively outlawed.

Your Health

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Patients with new-onset digestive symptoms after a COVID-19 contact could have the illness.

New symptoms

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

New testing kits that deliver results in 15 minutes will be available in Australia soon.

On-the-spot results

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

Study finds patients still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

Worrying finding

Wellbeing

Improve your skin after 50

Improve the health of your skin and you’ll also lift its appearance.

Healthy skin, happy skin

Why so many Aussies are burnt out

The health conditions that are hurting too many Australians.

Time to slow down?

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

The Heart Foundation is urging Australians not to stop taking their medication.

Don’t stop medicating

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

Managing the COVID-19 disruption

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Disruption management

Tonic with that sanitiser?

Hard-hit distilleries find a new way to stay in business and keep as many employees as possible.

Keeping spirits up

How to predict your risk of disease

The simple tests you can do at home that can tell you so much.

Stairway to good health

COVID-19

Support services for shut-in seniors

The PM says food delivery services will be more important than ever.

Vital services

COVID-19 and the crime rate

Our law enforcement agencies will perform a critical role in combating the virus and ensuring public safety.

Will crime increase?

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