Death is one of the final taboos in medicine, but UNSW researchers are proposing a practical rethink around end-of-life care for the elderly.
Falls are common in elderly people but the risk increases markedly when they have depressive symptoms and use antidepressants, new research shows.
Are we inadvertently responsible for the high number of Australians dying through suicide in old age, asks Roderick McKay.
Immunisation plays an important role in keeping Australians healthy in old age, writes Raina MacIntyre.
There are calls for the frail and elderly not be be overlooked for vaccines against pneumonia this winter, with UNSW research challenging conventional wisdom on immunisation effectiveness in older patients.
Tourist "astronaut" millionaire Dennis Tito's quest to send an older couple to Mars could be a catalyst for further human exploration in space, writes Malcolm Walter.
Being fearful of falling can lead to actual falls among older people, irrespective of their real physical risk, new research finds.
Research to prevent falls in older people and to combat hepatitis C infection are among the big winners in a new round of health funding.
A ground-breaking Australian study involving UNSW has revealed alarming levels of malnutrition in the elderly, with close to 80 percent malnourished or at risk when first admitted to hospital.