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Curbing preventable disease with ‘SunSmart’ campaign marking National Skin Cancer Action Week

Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists have joined forces once again this year to celebrate National Skin Cancer Action Week (November 15 – 21), reinforcing the importance of being ‘SunSmart’ through sun protective measures and behavioural change. Having for many years supported the Australasian College of Dermatologists, the NSW Cancer Council, various…

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Celebrating World Osteoporosis Day today

Did you know that globally, up to one-in-two women and one-in-five men aged 50 years and over will sustain an osteoporotic fracture during their remaining lifetime? Furthermore, by 2050, half of all hip-fractures globally are projected to occur in Asia Pacific (APAC) – the world’s most densely populated and fastest ageing region. Today (Tuesday, October…

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Australian healthcare industry supports outcomes of Federal Budget 2020-21

Industry leaders across pharmaceutical, med-tech, biotech, pharmacy and community health have been quick to praise the Government’s record four-year injection of $467 billion into health announced in last night’s 2020-2021 Budget. This includes $2.8 billion for Australia’s medicines industry – the first significant investment since May 2018 and a considerable win for Medicines Australia (MA) and…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

With over 16,700 new cases of prostate cancer every year, it is Australia’s most commonly diagnosed men’s cancer. Tragically, the disease claims the lives of more than 3,300 men each year. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Aussies are being invited to participate in ‘The Long Run’ – running, walking or wheeling 72km throughout…

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AUS researchers seeking 3,500+ volunteers for world’s largest eating disorders genetics investigation

Study to pinpoint genes influencing risk of developing eating disorders Australian researchers are seeking more than 3,500 volunteers with first-hand experience of eating disorders to enrol in the local arm of the world’s largest ever genetic investigation into the complex, devastating illnesses.    The ground-breaking Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) aims to identify hundreds of…

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Telehealth services extended for six months

The Federal Government announced yesterday they will be extending the Medicare-subsidised rebates for COVID-19 telehealth consultations for a further six months, offering ongoing assistance to patients and medical practices during the global health pandemic. The scheme, first implemented at the end of March when the pandemic sent Australia into lockdown, was due to lapse at…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, more than 950 Australian children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer, with one third of those affected aged 0-4 years. Tragically, three of these children lose their lives to cancer every week. September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which works to raise awareness of the need for improved diagnosis and treatment, and…

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R U OK? Day

Today (Thursday, September 10) marks the annual nationwide R U OK? Day and raising awareness of the importance of mental health is something very close to our hearts here at VIVA!. As well as working with countless clients in this space over the years, recently we made sure we were one of the first signatories…

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Women’s Health Week 2020

Australians have now been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and all the lockdowns, measures and uncertainties that have come with it for almost half a year. During this time many women have neglected to take care of their own health, particularly skipping regular health checks. This week (September 7 –13) marks Women’s Health Week, an…

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Need for increased awareness of eating disorder prevalence in high-performance sport

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has this week (Monday, September 7) announced a partnership with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) to call for increased awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders in high-performance sport. The two peak bodies have issued a joint position statement and supporting resources comprising a toolkit for sporting organisations…