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The rise of telehealth

For a long time, access to healthcare has been an ongoing struggle for many rural and remote communities around Australia, with many facing long wait times, limited access to specialist services, and the need to travel long distances to major cities. Furthermore, office-workers and parents with young children often have difficulty finding time to attend…

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Aussies & Kiwis with incurable blood cancer receive newly subsidised treatment option

Today, VIVA! partnered with Celgene, a Bristol-Myers Squibb company, Multiple Myeloma Australia and Multiple Myeloma New Zealand to announce a newly reimbursed treatment option for Australians and New Zealanders living with incurable blood cancer, multiple myeloma. REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) – the first and only maintenance treatment in ANZ specifically indicated and reimbursed for those with newly…

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Decline in vaccine preventable diseases

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released a report detailing results from the Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia study. The study revealed that between 2005 and 2015 the overall rate of vaccine preventable disease (VPD) burden decreased by 31%, demonstrating the value of vaccines. Results from the AIHW study…

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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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World Diabetes Day 2019

Today (November 14) is World Diabetes Day (WDD), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make sufficient use of the…

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