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why are older people more at risk of coronavirus?

Why are older people more at risk of coronavirus?

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Image: Shuttlestock As we learn more about COVID-19, it’s increasingly clear that your risk of severe illness and death increases with age. Children under nine years of age seem to be largely unaffected, either with no or...
if you’re ageing and on medication, it might be time to re-assess your alcohol intake

If you’re ageing and on medication, it might be time to re-assess your alcohol...

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Image: Shutterstock Drinking patterns tend to change as we age. The older we get, the more likely we are to drink on a daily basis. But older adults often perceive that drinking is only a problem...
i’m taking glucosamine for my arthritis. so what’s behind the new advice to stop?

I’m taking glucosamine for my arthritis. So what’s behind the new advice to stop?

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Image: Shutterstock The Australian Rheumatology Association this week warned people not to take the supplement glucosamine for their osteoarthritis due to possible allergic side-effects. The Australian Rheumatology Association warns against taking glucosamine to ease arthritis symptoms. Credit:...
what are the pros and cons of physical therapy?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Physical Therapy?

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Physical therapy is a procedure of helping people of all ages suffering from any medical condition, injury or illness. The therapy help people in getting back to their lives and start living their regular...
hot and bothered: heat affects all of us, but older people face the highest health risks

Hot and bothered: heat affects all of us, but older people face the highest...

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Older people’s bodies can’t regulate their temperature as well as younger people’s. From shutterstock.com Australian summer temperatures have risen by 1.66℃ over the past 20 years. In the past century we’ve seen a significant increase...
there’s a yawning gap in the plan to keep older australians working

There’s a yawning gap in the plan to keep older Australians working

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A key reason for deciding to retire has to do with getting tired at and through work, how that tiredness affects partners and families.Image shutterstock.com In the past decade a 30-year trend to earlier retirement...
loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

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Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.  Image from www.shutterstock.com The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation...
how to stay fit into your 60s and beyond

How to stay fit into your 60s and beyond

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Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy. Evidence shows that ageing alone is not a cause of major problems until you are in your...
tough as nails: older people reluctant to ask for mental health support

Tough as nails: Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support

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One in seven Australians is aged over 65. But while we're living longer, we're not necessarily living better or happier.   Edith Cowan University (ECU) researcher and psychologist Claire Adams' PhD study investigated help-seeking intentions for...
how to check if your mum or dad’s nursing home is up to scratch

How to check if your mum or dad’s nursing home is up to scratch

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If family members are in a nursing home, it’s difficult to know if they’re getting the care they need. Here are some ways to find out.  Nancy Beijersbergen/from www.shutterstock.com If you’ve read the headlines about...