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Never worry about forgetting your medication again

Soon you’ll never have to try and remember if you’ve taken your medication with an incredible new pill that sounds like it has come straight from a science fiction movie. The tech-enabled pill will send a notification to your mobile or tablet device if you’ve forgotten to take it at the designated time. The innovative…

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Will the battle for full immunisation coverage be won & lost on Twitter?

Barely a day goes by without an Australian media outlet publishing a story about vaccination. Just last week, we discussed on the VIVA! blog how Brisbane’s well-heeled inner city suburbs have recorded some of the lowest vaccination rates in Australia. With the Federal Government proposing in March that State and Territory governments should ban unvaccinated…

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Misplaced parental consent forms compromising teen vaccination coverage

Parental consent forms are critical to adolescent vaccination in schools. Up to one in three teens are missing out on National Immunisation Program (NIP) funded vaccinations due to parental consent forms being lost, or not returned to schools. The NIP is an immunisation schedule, with funding for recommended vaccines for all ages. Each State has…

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