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.

Why more women get Alzheimer’s

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Why more women get Alzheimer’s

Study hints at menopause being a major player in cognitive decline.

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Which oil is the healthiest?

Which oil is the healthiest?

Which oil is the healthiest?

When it comes to heath, the oils in your kitchen aren’t equal.

What happens when you stop sex?

What happens to your body if you stop having sex?

What happens when you stop sex?

Stopping sex, or even having an extended break, can have serious health consequences.

How education improves memory

older woman holding her head seemingly suffering memory loss

How education improves memory

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss.

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

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Poor sleep linked to heart disease

Sleep scientists tie disrupted slumber to the deadly plaque build-up known as atherosclerosis.

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

COVID-19 spurs use of remote monitoring program.

The power of gentle medicine

How gentle medicine could radically transform medical practice

The power of gentle medicine

Has medicine been hijacked by the desire for profit? Jacob Stegenga puts his case.

Your Health

Best and worst supplements

Taking vitamins makes us think we’re doing something good for our health, but are we?

Helping and hurting

Can we blame the cold for these aches?

If your joints and muscles ache more in winter, this is probably why.

Hot tips from experts

When dignity comes second

Older and wiser, Peter Leith offers his handbook on stairs.

Pride before a fall

Wellbeing

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Poop check

The toxic cost of wood-fired heaters

A lesser known source of pollution costs health systems billions each year.

Killer in your home

Financial elder abuse on the rise

Increased reliance on family in time of COVID putting more older people at risk.

Family affairs

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

Health card may be key to $750 payment

Check your eligibility to ensure you don’t inadvertently miss out on stimulus.

Eligibility explained

Australia, you have a drinking problem

Legal, plentiful and easy to access, alcohol is the main drug of concern in Australia.

Sobering news

Why more women get Alzheimer’s

Study hints at menopause being a major player in cognitive decline.

Potential cause revealed

COVID-19

Underrated natural US wonderlands

It’s no secret that the USA has some of the most diverse and stunning landscapes.

Take US there!

US state you may be able to visit soon

‘The state needs to bring back tourism in some way. We need money.’

Can it be done?

When can we go to the US?

Sensa had to cancel a trip to the States and wants to know if she should rebook.

Any protection?

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