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…

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).…

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…

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…

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…

2019 – 2020 ‘Championing Change’ Innovation Practice Nurse Grants now open

Applications are now open for Seqirus Australia’s 2019-2020 ‘Championing Change’ Innovation Practice Nurse Grants. Now in their second year, the Innovation Grants recognise and support Australian practice nurses’ enhancement of community immunity through the implementation of innovative adult immunisation initiatives designed to boost coverage rates, or improve the quality use of adult vaccines. Immunisation providers…

Osteoporosis Australia CEO clinches 2019 IOF President’s Award at World Congress on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia’s CEO clinched the prestigious 2019 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to the bone field at the World Congress of Osteoporosis in Paris on April 5, 2019. Mr Greg Lyubomirsky is only the third Australian to receive the award, which acknowledges one’s outstanding commitment and contribution to advancing education…

Tim Goddard appointed President of GLOBALHealthPR®

Tim Goddard was today appointed President of GLOBALHealthPR® (GHPR) – the world’s largest partnership of independent healthcare-focused communication agencies.  Mr Goddard, who served as GHPR’s Executive Vice President over the past two years, will from today assume additional responsibilities as President. He will oversee the network’s strategy, business development, partner relations and growth.    He…

New relief may be on the way for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

A new study published earlier this month in Science Translational Medicine, may provide relief to millions of people around the world diagnosed with inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), who do not positively respond to standard treatment and drug therapies. IBD is a collective term used to describe all disorders that cause chronic inflammation within the gastrointestinal…

Nearly 1-in-10 Aussie adults hospitalised with flu end up in intensive care

Pharmacists are urging community to protect against flu infection. Nearly one-in-10 Australian adults who are hospitalised with the flu are admitted to intensive care (ICU). This confronting statistic from last year’s flu season, which saw an estimated 5,800 adults hospitalised with the flu (9.4 per cent of those aged under 65 years required ICU), is…