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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…

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Virtual HCP advisory board spearheading industry digital transformation

Today, VIVA! Communications partnered with the team at Rumi to launch their innovative digital advisory board platform, designed to facilitate insight-generating, ‘any time’ HCP advisory boards in a time-efficient, cost-effective, multilingual, secure and Code compliant way. The online platform, which is the brainchild of Australian pharmaceutical Digerati, is promising to transform the pharmaceutical industry’s healthcare…

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Michelle Bridges appointed Osteoporosis Australia’s Know Your Bones Ambassador

This week VIVA! Communications teamed with Osteoporosis Australia to announce the much-loved TV personality and health and wellness coach, Michelle Bridges, as the organisation’s national Know Your Bones Ambassador, to help raise awareness of risk factors for poor bone health and the evidence-based tool. Co-developed by Osteoporosis Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research,…

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Sleep Awareness Week

Did you know one in three Australians do not get enough adequate sleep each night? So, how much sleep do you need each night? As we get older, we tend to need less sleep. International guidelines suggest young people aged 12-14 years should get between 9-11 hours, while those aged 14-17 need between 8-10. Adults,…