Kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming new research that suggests kapa haka and speaking Te Reo may help older Māori avoid dementia.

Economic Impacts of Dementia report – at a glance

Here's what you need to know about the Economic Impacts of Dementia report.

Older women at risk – new research underway

A new research project is looking to understand why older women, particularly those living alone, are at increased risk of homelessness, poverty and other factors affecting their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

‘Sandwich’ generation neglect their own health, study shows

Research from Australia has uncovered alarming health prevention trends in people who are ‘sandwiched between generations’ - caring for ageing parents, supporting adult children, looking after grandchildren and possibly still working full time.

New cardiovascular research project for aged care sector

The Christchurch Heart Institute is working alongside the Heart Foundation as part of an innovative approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, following a significant donation of $330,000 from Ryman Healthcare, who are hosted a special cheque presentation last night.

Putting a plug in delirium?

Our clinically appraised topic (CAT) asks, can earplugs reduce delirium in ICU?

Kiwi teenagers still exposed to second-hand smoke

Up to one in five Kiwi teenagers are exposed to second-hand smoke in cars and the trend is upwards not down, reports University of Otago researchers.

Gambling harm greater than diabetes, study findings

The burden of gambling-related harm to New Zealand communities is two-and-a-half times greater than diabetes, estimates a just released New Zealand study.

Heart failure: getting the dose right

Can nurse-led titration of heart failure medicine make a difference? Check out this edition’s Clinically Appraised Topic (CAT).

Staffing pressure and ethical clashes behind moral distress

Research indicating nearly half of nurses have considered quitting their job because of moral distress hit a chord recently. FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Martin Wood about moral distress and why we can’t keep ignoring its toll.
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