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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This week VIVA! Communications teamed with Osteoporosis Australia to announce the much-loved TV personality and health and wellness coach, Michelle Bridges, as the organisation’s national Know Your Bones Ambassador, to help raise awareness of risk factors for poor bone health and the evidence-based tool. Co-developed by Osteoporosis Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research,…

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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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Today marks World Hepatitis Day 2020, an annual event aiming to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, and encourage its prevention, diagnosis and treatment globally. The day coincides with the release of a new report, ‘Winning the Race to Eliminate Hepatitis C’ showing Australia is on track to eliminate the disease by 2030. The report assesses…

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