Health Industry News

Australia sees launch of world-first Olive Wellness Institute

A new research review confirming the ‘health and prolongevity effects’ of the traditional extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)-containing Mediterranean diet coincides with today’s launch of the world’s-first online science repository on the health benefits of olive products. Conducted by US and Italian geriatric and nutritional research scientists, the Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet: Metabolic…

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Health Hips Week

Walking at one, talking at two – sometimes it ‘s just not that simple. This week is Health Hips Week and Healthy Hips Australia are working to improve infant hip dysplasia support and awareness. Hip dysplasia, or developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), is a condition in which the ball and socket joint of the…

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GoodSAM

Ambulance Victoria is rolling out a lifesaving smartphone app, GoodSAM, that connects people who are medically trained or know first aid with patients experiencing cardiac arrest. Performing CPR and defibrillation in the first three to four minutes of suffering a heart attack is critical and every minute this is delayed, chances of survival are reduced…

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Australia set to become first country to eradicate cervical cancer

International Women’s Day is coming up this Thursday, and we at VIVA! love to celebrate women’s health. This week, an exciting study by the International Papillomavirus Society has revealed a dramatic drop in the rate of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in women aged up to 24 years, from 22.7% down to just 1.1% in the…

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Rare Disease Day

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate Rare Disease Day on the last day of February. It’s a cause close to our hearts at VIVA! Communications after we’ve had the pleasure of working on a number of campaigns to raise awareness of a variety of rare diseases. Despite their name, one in 20…

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