New research, released last month, has suggested allium vegetables such as garlic and onions may help to protect us against bowel cancer. A team of scientists from First Hospital of China Medical University investigated whether high amounts of these vegetables could prevent the development of bowel cancer. In results published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of…

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There are many lessons we can learn from the many efficient and well-orchestrated systems of the human body. Cell differentiation occurs very early on in the development of the human embryo, allowing for cells to perform highly specialised functions. The immune system serves as a wonderful analogy of how cell specialisation, collaboration, team work, diversity…

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A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry on October 3, 2017 revealed even small amounts of exercise can protect against clinical depression. The Exercise and the Prevention of Depression study led by the Black Dog Institute, utilised data from the Health Study of Nord-Trøndelag County (HUNT study) –one of the most comprehensive population-based…

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Team VIVA! is recognising World Diabetes Day (WDD) today, an international event designed to raise awareness about diabetes.  VIVA! employees took time today to consider the impact of diabetes on people living with the disease, both worldwide and in Australia. The team also wore blue, the traditional colour of WDD, to mark the day and…

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VIVA! Communications practitioners are donning white today – World Osteoporosis Day (October 20, 2016) – to rally for the global prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Given an estimated 200 million people worldwide and 1.2 million Australians are living with osteoporosis, and the disease is continuing to place a substantial burden on patients, carers and…

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