VIVA! Communications welcomes new team member

Entering the New Year, award-winning, independent health + wellness PR Agency, VIVA! Communications has expanded its Sydney team, and is thrilled to announce its latest hire, welcoming Brooke Williamson-Jones to VIVA! as a Junior Account Manager. Brooke joins VIVA! Communications from the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) where she held the position of Marketing…

Healthcare Megatrends to watch in 2018

Megatrends are fundamentally changing the way the world works. The three forces driving massive global healthcare trends include: unparalleled advances in technology; the sedentary lifestyles that goes hand in hand with economic development, globalisation and urbanisation; and the demographics of our aging population. The world is aging, and as a result there has been massive…

How is Australia responding to the medicinal cannabis industry?

Following the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use by the Federal Government in 2016, there has been plenty of discussion about whether the products, including oils, sprays, patches and tablets, will sink or swim both in Australia’s community and our economy.   There’s not a day that goes by without the media talking about a…

New report cites 23 child deaths could have been prevented through appropriate vaccination

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, a major report entitled, ‘Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Infectious Diseases‘ between 2005 and 2014 was published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Report authors – National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and University of Sydney researchers – cited 54 child…

South Africa’s leading independent health communications agency joins GLOBALHealthPR

World’s largest independent healthcare communications network strengthens market-leading offering across Asia Pacific, North America, South America, Europe & Africa GLOBALHealthPR®, the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide, represented exclusively by VIVA! Communications in Australia, today welcomed Johannesburg-based F/NE to its rapidly expanding global network. Founded more than 18 years ago, F/NE has…

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…

Researchers identify potential privacy breach with patient records

Researchers have been able to identify individuals in anonymous government healthcare data, potentially exposing private information from data published by the federal Department of Health in August 2016. According to ABC Online story, the changes were part of a move towards “open data” with the historical information including medical and pharmaceutical bills of about 10…

A look back at the health trends of 2017

2017 was another year where Australians continued to rely on search engines to query their health problems and learn more about trends in the comfort of their own home. VIVA! Communications has taken a look back on the year and put together our top five trends. Topping the list was the keto diet, a high-fat,…

Happy Holidays From GLOBALHealthPR

Traditionally, GLOBALHealthPR shares some of our favourite holiday traditions from our partners around the world. This year, we decided to share a holiday card…..about holiday cards. Each card below carries with it a taste of the culture from our partner agencies around the world, and greeting for a joyous and prosperous new year. From all…

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…