Undergoing any internship, you’re bound to be faced with a host of new challenges and unfamiliar tasks. Coming from a background in academia, my time at VIVA! certainly lived up to that, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and learn from such a wonderful team.…

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Did you know that in Australia one woman dies every eight hours from ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour in one or both ovaries, which can spread throughout the body if not detected and treated early.  Every year, approximately 1,800 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia, making it the eighth most…

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As millions of people around the world eagerly await their COVID-19 vaccinations, this year’s World Immunisation Week (WIW), which falls in the last week of April, has come at a fitting time. Organised by the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s theme is ‘vaccines bring us closer’, aiming to increase global engagement around immunisation, and…

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Experts issuing public health plea for improved communication, acceptance and preparation for last stage of life Of the 160,000 Australian deaths recorded each year, more than 60 per cent (100,000) are predictable, and can therefore, be planned for. Yet concerningly, less than one in six Australians (15 per cent) have care plans in place for…

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More than 20,000 young Aussies (under 50 years of age) living with an incurable movement disorder are set to benefit from the launch of an Australian-first digital support platform today (Thursday, April 8, 2021), ahead of World Parkinson’s Day (Sunday, April 11, 2021). Developed as a ‘living lab’ model, the Young Onset Parkinson’s Exchange (YOP-X)…

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