Health Awareness

Heart Week 2019

Heart disease is our nation’s single biggest killer, claiming one Australian life every 28 minutes. This week is national Heart Week, and The Heart Foundation is encouraging all Australians over the age of 35 to see their GP for a Medicare-funded heart health check to help prevent early onset heart disease or stroke. Sadly, awareness…

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World Immunisation Week 23 – 29 April

This week, everybody is invited to join us in celebrating World Immunisation Week, a campaign led by the World Health Organisation in the last week of April each year.  With an array of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases on the rise, the World Health Organisation has declared immunisation as one of the most important health challenges of…

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World Haemophilia Day

Today – Wednesday, April 17 – is World Haemophilia Day and landmarks around the world will tonight be lit up in red to raise awareness and understanding of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Haemophilia is an incurable bleeding disorder affecting more than 2,800 Australians (mostly male), which prevents the blood from clotting properly. It is…

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Positive step for Vaccination in Queensland

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has today congratulated the Queensland Government on allowing pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients over the age of 16. VIVA! Communications also supports this fantastic initiative that will increase the number of patients in Queensland who can benefit from access to vaccination by trained pharmacists in their local community…

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New relief may be on the way for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

A new study published earlier this month in Science Translational Medicine, may provide relief to millions of people around the world diagnosed with inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), who do not positively respond to standard treatment and drug therapies. IBD is a collective term used to describe all disorders that cause chronic inflammation within the gastrointestinal…

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