Health PR

New blood cancer therapy granted TGA approval

There was some promising news for the Australian multiple myeloma community this month with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval of a new triplet therapy. Myeloma is a life-threatening blood cancer, not to be confused with the skin cancer, melanoma. It develops from plasma cells typically found in the bone marrow and can affect multiple…

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VIVA! Communications is celebrating 17 successful years

VIVA! is celebrating 17 years in business today, reinforcing our commitment to excellence and innovation in the healthcare arena. The birthday celebrations follow VIVA!s recent office expansion of our existing headquarters in Mosman, Sydney, following an influx of new healthcare clientele. Established in 2002 by Principal, Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)…

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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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Pride month at VIVA!

As pride month comes to an end this June, team VIVA! celebrates with colour, to represent the importance of celebrating diversity in the workplace. This week marks the 50th anniversary in commemoration to the Stonewall Riots that happened in 1969, that would change the course of gay rights around the world. What is the definition…

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