Health & Lifestyle

What you need to know about tinnitus
What you need to know about tinnitus

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What’s that ringing sound in your ears? One in seven Australians will experience tinnitus at some time. Australian Hearing tell us what it is and tips for how to manage it.

Helping a mate through illness
Helping a mate through illness

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When a mate delivers the bad news that they are seriously ill, is there anything you can say or do that can make a difference? Find out how you can be the best support to your mate when the going gets tough.

The adage “Older and Wiser” rings true
The adage “Older and Wiser” rings true

Seniors have known it all along that they are wiser, and now it seems most of us agree as an Australian Hearing Wisdom Report finds nine out of ten Australians believe seniors are wiser.

Gender gap shows that men more likely to suffer hearing loss
Gender gap shows that men more likely to suffer hearing loss

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It’s a fact - men are more likely to suffer hearing loss than women. Why the gender gap and what can you do to protect your hearing? Listen up and read the latest from Australian Hearing.

Getting enough Vitamin D in Winter
Getting enough Vitamin D in Winter

Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, which is needed to build and maintain healthy bones and keep our muscles strong. Are you getting enough?

What’s the meaning of life?
What’s the meaning of life?

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The age-old question. It’s too complex to give you all the answers in this article, but is part of the answer hidden in the question? And can Positive Psychology help?

Focus on tests and treatments: do they always help?
Focus on tests and treatments: do they always help?

When you or someone you care about becomes unwell, it is natural to want every available test and treatment ordered to ensure the best possible care. However, watchful waiting instead may be in your best interest.

High cholesterol: get the lowdown
High cholesterol: get the lowdown

Raised total cholesterol, together with a range of other factors, increases your chance of heart attack or stroke. These conditions are collectively known as cardiovascular disease – which kills one Australian every 12 minutes. So, when it comes to total cholesterol, aim low – for your heart's sake.

Sleeping pills and older people – the risks
Sleeping pills and older people – the risks

About 1 in 3 people are expected to have insomnia at some time in their life, but difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, or having sleep that is not refreshing occur more commonly as people age. When it comes to sleeping pills, it is important that you understand the risks, how to use them safely and know when not to use them.

Starting to think about nursing care
Starting to think about nursing care

There are lots of things to think about when considering moving, or supporting someone else, to move into nursing care. It can be an emotional decision for the person moving – their family, friends and carers.


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