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The VIVA! team is turning to olive leaf extract this autumn

As February draws to a close, the cooler days will inevitably begin to outnumber the warmer ones. Ushered in alongside the chilly temperatures will be viruses such as the flu and rhinovirus (the common cold). At VIVA! we’re not only dedicated to inspiring healthy lifestyles through our PR work in the general community, but we’re…

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How’s your mental health this Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day – the day of love. A time when you feel overcome with warm feelings for your significant other. While being in love is a wonderful thing, for many people not in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can play a little bit of havoc on your mental health. Over the years, our team at VIVA!…

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MedReleaf Australia enters local medicinal cannabis market

An Australian joint venture company associated with one of Canada’s leading licensed producers of medical cannabis (MedReleaf Corp) has entered the local Australian medicinal cannabis market after securing ‘cultivation and production’ and ‘import’ licenses from the Federal Government’s Office of Drug Control (ODC). MedReleaf Australia will import medicinal cannabis from MedReleaf Corp (which has a…

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The implications of the OTC up-scheduling of codeine-containing medicines for Australians

Less than 24 hours since low-dose OTC codeine-containing medicines have been restricted to prescription only (Schedule 4), pharmacy is already raising concerns over potential consumer backlash. Fairfax reports an estimated 153,000 Australians use low-dose codeine-containing medicines at rates indicative of dependence, which the government has also dubbed as alarmingly high. By enforcing the up-scheduling of low-dose…

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New blood test detects Alzheimer’s disease years earlier

Dementia has now taken the place of cancer as the second leading cause of death in Australia after heart disease. A team of scientists in Australia and Japan have developed the world’s first accurate blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease, which can identify the presence of the disease up to 20 years before symptoms begin.…

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