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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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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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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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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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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