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Decline in vaccine preventable diseases

Decline in vaccine preventable diseases

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released a report detailing results from the Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia study. The study revealed that between 2005 and 2015 the overall rate of vaccine preventable disease (VPD) burden decreased by 31%, demonstrating the value of vaccines. Results from the AIHW study…

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Movember: Let’s have a look at Men’s Health

Throughout November, you have probably noticed more men than usual flaunting a little bit of hair above their upper lip. It’s no coincidence that every second person looks like Charlie Chaplin, nor is it by chance that many NSW State Transit buses have a prominent black moustache on their fronts. This month is Movember, a…

VIVA! clinches Australia’s best Health & Community Relations campaigns at annual PRIA Golden Target Awards

VIVA! clinches Australia’s best Health & Community Relations campaigns at annual PRIA Golden Target Awards

VIVA! Communications’ Principal, Kirsten Bruce and Managing Director, Paul Jans had the pleasure of attending the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) annual conference in Melbourne yesterday before topping the day off with a fabulous night at the National Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Golden Target Awards 2019, where VIVA! scooped three gongs! With…

World Diabetes Day 2019

World Diabetes Day 2019

Today (November 14) is World Diabetes Day (WDD), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make sufficient use of the…

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Joining VIVA! for a week of health + wellness work experience

This week Sacha, 15, Sydney, is undertaking work experience at VIVA! Communications. Tell us a little bit about yourself (what school do you go to, any elective subjects, hobbies etc.)? I’m in year 10 at Queenwood School for Girls in Mosman. The subjects I will be studying next year, for the HSC, include Geography, Personal…

World Pneumonia Day 2019

World Pneumonia Day 2019

Today (November 12, 2019), marks the 10th anniversary of World Pneumonia Day. A day which champions the fight against pneumonia, the world’s leading cause of infectious deaths in children under the age of five years. Pneumonia is a broad term used to describe inflammatory lung infections that can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi.…

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A cracking career adjustment, from chiropractic to health comms

Senior Account Manager at VIVA! Communications Senior Account Manager at VIVA! Communications, Mel Kheradi, has been working at our agency for 2.5 years. Prior to joining our team, Mel worked as a chiropractor for 10 years. Here she touches on her former life as a chiropractor, including her education and training which enabled her to…

Medicines safety now a national health priority

Medicines safety now a national health priority

Last week, from October 31 to November 1 2019, health ministers from the Commonwealth, New Zealand and each State and Territory of Australia met in Perth for the COAG Health Council Meeting to discuss a range of pressing national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Western Australian Minister for Health and Mental Health,…

Pharmacy Alliance welcomes 700th store to nation’s largest independent member network

Pharmacy Alliance welcomes 700th store to nation’s largest independent member network

Pharmacy Alliance has today (November 7, 2019) welcomed the 700th pharmacy to its network, cementing its position as Australia’s largest, independent, member-based pharmacy network. The addition of Prahran Midnight Pharmacy, Melbourne represents Pharmacy Alliance’s ongoing commitment to arming independent pharmacies with the necessary tools and support to best serve their communities. Second-generation pharmacist and Managing…

Australians with eating disorders thrown a lifeline

Australians with eating disorders thrown a lifeline

The lives of hundreds of thousands of Australians with eating disorders are set to improve from today (Friday, November 1, 2019) when major changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) take effect. Up to 60 rebated treatment sessions, including 40 psychological and 20 dietetic sessions, will be available from today, to eligible Australians with eating…

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