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Smoking campaign confronts the truth

A new and deliberately shocking national campaign will help people understand the real dangers of smoking, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Christopher Pyne, said.

Never too old for exercise

Is exercise a hassle? Feeling puffed on a walk to the shops doesn't have to be an inevitable part of the aging process. New research suggests that exercise is even better for the elderly than the young.

Reduce your chance of heart attack or stroke - tackle all the risk factors

There are multiple risk factors that can contribute to heart attack or stroke. The good news is that you can tackle most of them yourself.

Act fast to prevent stroke

Early detection and treatment can often mean the difference between life and death for stroke victims. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts, and the brain is damaged in that area.

Fight chronic pain with exercise

Do you suffer from chronic pain or know someone who does? Exercise may be the answer you have been looking for. Whilst acute pain is a normal sensation to alert you to possible injury and the need to look after yourself, chronic pain is different.

The danger of falls in the elderly

Research shows that one in three people over the age of 70 will have at least one fall every year. The risk of falling increases with age and is greater for women than for men.

Cholesterol busters may lower risk of cataracts

A breakthrough study has found that adults who take pills used to lower cholesterol are 45 percent less likely to develop the most common type of age-related cataracts.
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