Health Research & Education

InsideOut Institute receives $3.67m research grant

VIVA! Communications is thrilled to see InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders has been awarded $3.67 million today (Monday, June 3, 2019) from the Million Minds Research Mission to develop a health system research centre. The centre will monitor early detection and treatment of eating disorders across the national health system, and design new methods to…

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Doctors urging at-risk adults to vaccinate against “killer lung infection”

One-in-10 Australians aged over 65 years who are hospitalised with pneumonia die from the “killer lung infection”.1,2 This is according to an article just published in MJA Insight1 which is driving Lung Foundation Australia’s urgent plea for all at-risk adults to vaccinate against pneumococcal pneumonia this Pneumonia Awareness Week (May 28 – June 2, 2019).…

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Heart Week 2019

Heart disease is our nation’s single biggest killer, claiming one Australian life every 28 minutes. This week is national Heart Week, and The Heart Foundation is encouraging all Australians over the age of 35 to see their GP for a Medicare-funded heart health check to help prevent early onset heart disease or stroke. Sadly, awareness…

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World Immunisation Week 23 – 29 April

This week, everybody is invited to join us in celebrating World Immunisation Week, a campaign led by the World Health Organisation in the last week of April each year.  With an array of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases on the rise, the World Health Organisation has declared immunisation as one of the most important health challenges of…

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World Haemophilia Day

Today – Wednesday, April 17 – is World Haemophilia Day and landmarks around the world will tonight be lit up in red to raise awareness and understanding of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Haemophilia is an incurable bleeding disorder affecting more than 2,800 Australians (mostly male), which prevents the blood from clotting properly. It is…

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