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Movember: Let’s have a look at Men’s Health

Throughout November, you have probably noticed more men than usual flaunting a little bit of hair above their upper lip. It’s no coincidence that every second person looks like Charlie Chaplin, nor is it by chance that many NSW State Transit buses have a prominent black moustache on their fronts. This month is Movember, a…

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VIVA! clinches Australia’s best Health & Community Relations campaigns at annual PRIA Golden Target Awards

VIVA! Communications’ Principal, Kirsten Bruce and Managing Director, Paul Jans had the pleasure of attending the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) annual conference in Melbourne yesterday before topping the day off with a fabulous night at the National Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Golden Target Awards 2019, where VIVA! scooped three gongs! With…

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Australians with eating disorders thrown a lifeline

The lives of hundreds of thousands of Australians with eating disorders are set to improve from today (Friday, November 1, 2019) when major changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) take effect. Up to 60 rebated treatment sessions, including 40 psychological and 20 dietetic sessions, will be available from today, to eligible Australians with eating…

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Osteoporosis Australia welcomes $4M for National Action Plan for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia (OA), and the Australian Government will officially launch the National Strategic Action Plan for Osteoporosis in Canberra today (Thursday 17 October 2019), with the Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, in the lead up to World Osteoporosis Day (Sunday, October 20, 2019). The National Strategic Action Plan for Osteoporosis will provide…

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New Australian research finds 1-in-5 people with migraines unaware of preventative treatment

According to a new study out of Australian National University’s Research School of Psychology, one-in-five Australians surveyed weren’t aware preventative treatment for migraines are available from their GP. Dr Stephanie Goodhew surveyed 229 students and found significant knowledge gaps, even among those that experience migraines, meaning many are unnecessarily living with the devastating symptoms, unaware…

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