The 2021 – 2022 Federal Budget announcement includes some key changes for the healthcare industry. Notably, this budget delivers the largest investment in aged care and the largest investment in response to a Royal Commission in Australia’s history. The funding will work to afford older Australians greater respect, care and dignity through a five-pillar plan…

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The urgency posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has seen some of the world’s leading research teams working tirelessly to find a vaccine for the virus. Impressively, while most vaccines require years of research and testing, this has facilitated the development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines in a matter of months, with many trials still in progress.…

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This World Sleep Day, VIVA! partnered with GenesisCare outlining new research that linked just one night’s lost sleep to increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. This research highlights the urgent need for Australian’s to improve their sleep hygiene. The research, recently published in Neurology Journal, reinforces the strong link between lack of sleep and increased levels…

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Just last week, on October 23, results from the fifth annual Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey were announced by Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt, at Parliament House in Canberra. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation, who are dedicated to improving women’s health at every life stage. In 2019, almost…

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Psychological distress is estimated to affect around 2.4 million Australians aged 18 and over, having a negative impact on individuals personal life, work life and overall health. A troubling new report released this month has revealed a reported rise in the levels of psychological distress amongst Australian Youth. Can we talk? Seven-year youth mental health…

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