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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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,…

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Today is Jeans for Genes Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the 1 in 20 children who face a birth defect or genetic disorder. Established in 1994 by the Children’s Medical Research Institute in Sydney, the day aims to raise funds for revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand and develop treatments for genetic…

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Every year, Chronic Pain Australia, an organisation dedicated to advocating for the 3.37 million Australians living with chronic pain, orchestrate National Pain Week. This week aims to drive awareness and improve knowledge and understanding of chronic pain across the nation. The 2020 theme for National Pain Week is ‘Faces of Pain’ – a video series…

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At VIVA! Communications, we live and breathe health + wellness, which is reflected in our clientele, projects and office culture. The importance of maintaining mental and physical wellbeing was even more important during the COVID-19 lockdown and working from home (WFH) environment. VIVA! implemented a variety of virtual practices during WFH to boost the team’s…

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