ageing

What does your walk say about your health?

How fast an older person walks – their ‘gait speed’ – has been used as a proxy for health for

Navigating the aged care system

Are you an older person finding it harder or even impossible to do the things you used to do? You

Older Person’s COVID-19 Support Line

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist The effects of COVID-19 on older Australians are not limited to the

Is life purpose linked to mortality?

People without a strong purpose in life lived for less time.  This could influence the need for interventions which instill

Will dietary supplements increase your longevity?

Dietary supplements are big business with many Australians taking vitamins, minerals or other types of nutritional supplements daily. There are

Plant-based diet: Replacing meat-based proteins

Replacing meat-based proteins with plant-based proteins reduces the risk of early death and a range of diseases. In 2015, the

Pseudodementia reversible but easy to miss

Severe depression and psychosis can cause cognitive impairment similar to what’s seen in dementia, but the effects are reversible with

Being kind to your future self

How different is the ‘you’ of now compared to the ‘you’ of 10 years ago? Are you where you thought

Middle age: Is it too late to get fit?

Many of the health headlines we see emphasise the importance of starting young – whether it’s diet, exercise or general

Who is at the greatest risk of loneliness?

Loneliness Why would the United Kingdom establish a Minister of Loneliness, as they did recently? There is growing evidence that

Subscribe to the myDr Newsletter

Get notified about trending articles