Health Industry News

VIVA! enjoys success at Golden Target Awards

Team VIVA! is glowing today (Thursday, October 26) after a fabulous evening last night at the Public Relations Institute of Australia NSW Golden Target Awards in Sydney. Our small, but dedicated and experienced, team went home with two awards and a highly commended across three categories. VIVA! Communications was selected as Small Consultancy of the…

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Sweet poison

According to recent research, reducing sugar content of sweetened drinks could save the nation $8 billion per year and drastically decrease the number of people being affected by obesity-related diseases such as stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney cancer.   The findings, recently published by Nutrients Journal, have found that modifying the sugar content of…

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Federal Government announces a “shake up” of private health insurance

The Turnbull government has announced a major health insurance form package today (Friday, October 13, 2017), which it is touting as the biggest shake-up to the private health insurance sector in 15 years. As part of the reforms, private health insurers will offer customers the choice of paying higher excesses for private hospital insurance, as…

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Just one hour of exercise each week can help prevent depression

A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry on October 3, 2017 revealed even small amounts of exercise can protect against clinical depression. The Exercise and the Prevention of Depression study led by the Black Dog Institute, utilised data from the Health Study of Nord-Trøndelag County (HUNT study) –one of the most comprehensive population-based…

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Reid brothers complete herculean global ride in sister’s honour to raise funds for mental illness

Queensland brothers, Dylan and Lawson Reid have completed a 938 day-long, 100,000 kilometre global motorbike trek today (October 10, 2017), finishing at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane. The sole purpose of their extraordinary ride was to raise much-needed funds to support further research into clinical depression – an insidious illness to which they lost…

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