Health PR

Queensland to bolster its biomedical industry with $4m injection

Addressing the BIO conference in San Diego on Monday, (June 19, 2017) QLD Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the launch of the Queensland Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, which aims to bolster the QLD economy by upwards of AUD$2 billion by investing in biomedical sciences. A press release issued by the Premier’s office explains that…

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Be a ‘bloody legend’ & donate – only two donations a year could generate near endless blood supply

This week (June 11-17) marks the Australian Red Cross National Blood Donor Week 2017 and Australians are being urged to donate blood twice a year to generate a near-endless blood supply. Speaking with Hot FM on QLD’s Sunshine Coast, Australian Red Cross spokesperson, Jennifer Campbell Case explained only a small number of Australian’s regularly donate…

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Stan Sclavos awarded Order of Australia medal

VIVA! Communications extends our sincere congratulations to pharmacist, Stan Sclavos, for becoming a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia on the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list yesterday. Mr Sclavos was awarded for his “significant service to the pharmacy profession through a range of retail, advisory and executive roles, to education…

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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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