Campaign News

Singapore study finds mental illness more prevalent in young adults

Young Singaporean adults aged 18-34 are most at risk of developing a mental health illness, a Singapore Mental Health Study has found. A report on the findings, released on Tuesday this week, showed individuals in that age group were most likely to have experienced bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, alcohol abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorder.…

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Peter Mac streamlines cancer treatment planning with deployment of Varian solution

Varian is today (Wednesday, October 3, 2018) announcing the installation of a cloud-hosted deployment of the Varian Eclipse™ treatment planning system and Velocity™ oncology imaging informatics system across five Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) sites in Victoria, Australia. Peter Mac is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres. It operates…

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Pharmacy Guild of Australia & VIVA! Communications clinch Australia’s Best Public Health Initiative 2018 at PRIME Awards

Last night (September 20) Team VIVA! celebrated a huge win. Together with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, we clinched Australia’s‘Best Public Health Initiative 2018’award for our ‘Enhancing ‘community immunity’ through pharmacist-led flu vaccinationcampaign at the pharmaceutical industry’s annual PRIME Awards. Held at The Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, the event attracted more than 800 of the…

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Doctors encouraging middle-aged Aussie blokes to consider their prostate

Doctors are encouraging middle-aged Aussie blokes to have their prostate checked.Their call coincides with an article published in MJA Insight today (Monday, August 13), citing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – or a benign enlargement of the prostate –  can compromise a man’s quality of life, and his relationships with his partner and family.2   According…

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Urgent community plea to reverse declining vaccination rates against fatal lung infection this Pneumonia Awareness Week

Lung Foundation Australia is teaming with researchers, doctors and patients Australia-wide today, during Pneumonia Awareness Week (13-20 May), to call for proactive community action to address the declining vaccination rates against pneumococcal pneumonia – an infection responsible for more than 15,000 GP visits, 8,000 hospitalisations, and 2,000 deaths among those aged over 65 each year. Their…

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