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World Digestive Health Day 2018

Today is World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2018, supported by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). Digestive disorders can range from obesity to cancers to diarrhoeal disorders, the latter of which is ranked in the top 10 causes of mortality globally. WDHD aims to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of…

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Urgent community plea to reverse declining vaccination rates against fatal lung infection this Pneumonia Awareness Week

Lung Foundation Australia is teaming with researchers, doctors and patients Australia-wide today, during Pneumonia Awareness Week (13-20 May), to call for proactive community action to address the declining vaccination rates against pneumococcal pneumonia – an infection responsible for more than 15,000 GP visits, 8,000 hospitalisations, and 2,000 deaths among those aged over 65 each year. Their…

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Launch of InsideOut Institute – Australia’s first institute for research & clinical excellence in eating disorders

l-r: Prof Stephen Touyz, Advisory Council Chair & Lead Researcher, InsideOut Institute; Dr Sarah Maguire, Director & Clinical Psychologist, InsideOut Institute; & Kirsten Bruce, VIVA! Communications Principal & Advisory Council member, InsideOut Institute Australia’s national institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders was launched today by Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and…

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Influencing the public debate around flu vaccination: a case study

Last month, VIVA! Communications successfully collaborated with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA) to release new research regarding the attitudes of Australian adults toward flu vaccination. Alarmingly, it was revealed that one-in-two Australian adults do not plan to vaccinate against the flu this year. Alongside this, the research uncovered that many do not understand the…

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