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Australia’s youth mental illness rate continuing to rise

The number of Australians exhibiting symptoms of a serious psychological issue between the age of 15 to 19 has risen by 4.1 per cent in six years, according to new Mission Australia data. Speaking with the Adelaide Advertiser [July 15, 2017], Catherine Yeomans, Mission Australia CEO, said the outcome of the analysis was concerning. “We’re…

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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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