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Sleep-deprived Aussies at risk of Alzheimer’s

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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COVID-19 (coronavirus) – Q&A with VIVA! Principal & owner, Kirsten Bruce

In the wake of Australia’s #toiletpapergate following widespread #coronavirus #panicbuying, VIVA! Communications’ Agency Principal and owner, Kirsten Bruce, is discussing the role of responsible health communications in stemming public panic in the face of a pandemic: Q: How well is this crisis is being handled from both a government and brand communications perspective? A: The…

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National Wear Red Day – Heart Research Australia

It’s that time of year again when you get in trouble with your significant other for forgetting a Valentine’s Day gift or have to pay triple the price for a bunch of sad looking roses from the supermarket on the way home! But for us at VIVA! Communications, February 14 is an important day as…

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In Australia, around 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Less than half (45%) survive past 5 years. This February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated raising awareness for earlier testing and diagnosis. For more information, check out our infographic or head over to: https://bit.ly/2SqEuG0,

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World Cancer Day – Celebrating 20 years

Everyone in the world has been touched by cancer in some way. Here in Australia, 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women will be diagnosed with cancer before 75 years of age. Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, recognising a global commitment to create a cancer-free world. The aim this…

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Welcoming our newest team member, Amanda!

VIVA! Communications is thrilled to announce its newest team member, Amanda! With a growing business, comes an expanding team. We are looking forward to a great 2020! Here are some Q&A’s with our newest team member. Q: Tell us a bit about your background and what you do you bring to the VIVA! team. I have come to VIVA! from a…

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Community spirit shining light on Australians affected by bushfire crisis

Imagine waking up each morning with a tight chest, burning throat and a smoke-choked city cloaking the sun, with air quality levels measuring ‘extremely hazardous’. This is the situation we are currently facing in Australia, and those of us fortunate enough to live in metropolitan areas, are the lucky ones. Although not yet half-way through…

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Safe travels this bushfire season

The summer holidays usually see Aussie’s flocking to the coast to cool down, but with hundreds of bushfires continuing to rage around the country, we are being urged to plan holidays according to the latest emergency services updates to stay safe. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting an 80 per cent chance of warmer…

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Over half of the population experience symptoms of insomnia, report reveals

A recent survey by the Australian Sleep Foundation (AFA) comprising of more than 2,044 Australians, revealed that 59% of the population experience at least one insomnia symptom three or more days a week.   Insomnia refers to having trouble when trying to sleep and affects how well you sleep and how much you sleep. There…

Solution to the increasing demand for hospital beds

Solution to the increasing demand for hospital beds

An aging population, proliferation of chronic disease and the rise of the informed patient are some of the key factors propelling a substantial increase in healthcare spending and demand for hospital beds across the developed world. Australia has more than 1,300 public and private hospitals, which collectively provide an estimated 30 million days of admitted…

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