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National Education Initiative launched to support youth mental health

Leading Australian mental health organisations have come together today to announce the launch of a new National Education Initiative transforming the country’s approach to youth care. From August 2018, beyondblue, headspace, and Early Childhood Australia will attempt to provide an end-to-end mental health framework in schools. The National Education Initiative has attracted AUD$45m in funding…

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Victorian Young Adults roll-your-own cigarette use on the rise – December 18, 2017

Young smokers’ in Victoria believe roll-your-own cigarettes are less harmful than traditional factory made cigarettes, according to statistics released today (December 18, 2017). The Victorian Smoking and Health Survey, commissioned by Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria, involved 4,000 adult smokers and revealed the startling figures that roll-your own tobacco use had increased in recent…

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Difference between physiotherapy and chiropractic

The majority of people will experience some kind of neck pain, back pain or other musculoskeletal injury at some point throughout their lives. Whether this be a sporting injury, as a result of a car accident or simply from general wear and tear of the joints and muscles in our body, most people who seek…

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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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