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How to prevent the spread of colds and flu

As the weather cools down, winter illnesses tend to ramp up. Rebekah Fraser spoke to an infection control nursing expert about how the spread of colds and flu can be prevented. Simple hygiene practices could...

One stop shop for health and wellbeing in Canterbury

The newly launched Canterbury Resilience Hub is designed to be a central point for health and wellbeing advice and practical support services information.

Are you being bullied at work?

An investigation into claims of bullying by retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell has come back clear but it highlights the fact that bullying at work can often be difficult to identify.

Beyond the free fruit and yoga: what does wellbeing in the workplace really look...

The modern workplace is brimming with wellbeing initiatives, but unless these are underpinned by a culture that truly values and looks after its employees, these initiatives won’t benefit businesses in the way they hoped. By Jude Barback.

Two-thirds of parents say lack of time to eat well impacts their emotional and...

Nearly three quarters - 73 per cent - of all parents surveyed opt for takeaways either once or twice a week.

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Tackling doctor burn-out: the importance of self-care in medicine

Health experts discuss the importance of wellbeing and self-care in an effort to prevent doctor burn-out.

The power of protein

We get protein from a range of foods including meat, chicken and fish; tofu; eggs; dairy products, nuts, beans and other legumes.

Achilles NZ chapter returns to Whangārei after 20-year absence

After two decades of waiting, Achilles NZ has returned to Whangārei to promote active lifestyles for people with and without disabilities.

Push for every school leaver to have first aid education

Following the UK's move to make first aid training compulsory in state schools, St John New Zealand are pushing for the same in Kiwi schools so that  every school leaver graduates with basic first aid education.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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