Call for health checks to stop 'black hole of middle age'

They should be the cornerstone of healthy ageing in Australia, says researcher

Over-40s health checks for age-related issues find an average of five undetected problems, SA researchers report.

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The study of seemingly healthy participants, aged 40-75, discovered they had a range of undiagnosed issues, including hypertension, memory and cognition deficits, and early hearing loss.

“Individual health screening and self-management should be a cornerstone to empower healthy ageing in Australia and avoid the black hole of middle ageing,” said study lead author Professor Sue Gordon, chair of restorative

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