Friday, 24th February, 2017

Is back pain killing us?

OLDER people suffering from back pain have an increased chance of dying from any cause, shows new University of Sydney research.

The study found participants with spinal pain had a 13 per cent higher chance of death every year compared to those without.

"This is a significant finding as many people think that back pain is not life-threatening," said senior author Paulo Ferreira said.

"These findings warrant further investigation because… more

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Thursday, 23rd February, 2017

How to choose the right retirement village for you

GONE are the days when retirement living was tied to the stigma of tired facilities and old-fashioned aged care options.

Today's retirees have a pick of villages, over-55s communities, apartment-style complexes and resort-style retreats, with many looking to downsize on everything but their lifestyle.

And with so many options to choose from, picking a retirement village that's right for you can be a little overwhelming.The good news is you're not… more