Health Awareness

A pharmacist’s perspective on pneumococcal pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia results in more than 77,000 hospitalisations and 4,000 deaths8 in Australia each year. Many of us carry pneumonia-causing bacteria in the back of our throats, which can take hold when the immune system becomes compromised or due to a viral infection such as the flu. Australians aged over 65 years are at significantly…

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Dermatologists issuing urgent community plea to safeguard young Aussie lives

Given melanoma is our nation’s leading cancer affecting women (aged 20-to-24) and men (aged 35-to-50),1 the Australasian College of Dermatologists is today calling for early detection of skin cancer to save young Australian lives. The College’s plea is coinciding with an article just published in MJA Insight, in which the two co-authors, leading Queensland-based skin…

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The importance of the extraordinary

One-in-two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, and an estimated 145,000 new cancer diagnoses are expected in 2019. It is our nation’s leading cause of death, and while survival rates continue to improve with advances in treatment, there is still much to be learned about how individual responses to treatment. When patients…

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Call for patients’ voice in PBS discussions

Patient advocacy is in VIVA’s DNA. Helping to improving the health outcomes of everyday Australians is at the heart of everything we do, and a core passion for us as health communication strategists. A fundamental component of healthcare advocacy is access – to the best treatments, services and healthcare professionals. As such, we welcome and…

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InsideOut Institute receives $3.67m research grant

VIVA! Communications is thrilled to see InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders has been awarded $3.67 million today (Monday, June 3, 2019) from the Million Minds Research Mission to develop a health system research centre. The centre will monitor early detection and treatment of eating disorders across the national health system, and design new methods to…

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