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Child and teenage obesity levels worldwide reach record levels – but no sugar tax for Australia

Child and teenage obesity levels worldwide are at record levels, according to recent research published in prestigious medical journal the Lancet. The analysis gathered obesity trends from over 200 countries, with subsequent data revealing 124 million boys and girls are classified as obese. Although the data is concerning, childhood obesity rates have slowed and stabilised…

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VIVA! Communications supporting World Osteoporosis Day

VIVA! Communications is today proudly supporting World Osteoporosis Day, an annual event raising global awareness of osteoporosis and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.   Over 90 countries are participating in the international effort, Australia included. Osteoporosis Australia marked the occasion with a bi-partisan Federal Ministerial Roundtable on fracture prevention yesterday at Parliament House, Canberra. The morning…

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Osteoporosis Australia welcomes bi-partisan Federal Ministerial Roundtable on fracture prevention – October 19, 2017

Osteoporosis Australia welcomes bi-partisan Federal Ministerial Roundtable on fracture prevention Federal Ministerial roundtable putting patient care in the spotlight to help curb broken bones ahead of World Osteoporosis Day Kerri-Anne Kennerley & Cathy Freeman OAM to encourage politicians & the community to “Know Your Bones”   Australians will sustain up to 160,000 broken bones (fractures) this…

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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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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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