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Healthy homework gets results

Researchers from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the University of Otago have investigated the effects of a compulsory, health-related homework programme on physical activity, dietary patterns and body size in primary school children. Auckland...

“We simply can’t cope anymore” – Radiographers set to strike

Nearly 1100 DHB-employed Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) across New Zealand are set to strike for 24 hours commencing at 0700 hours on Monday 30th September and are voting on a proposed second 24-hour strike on...

Rugby player leading way for Pasifika with disabilities

Once a successful Tongan rugby player with a career that took him to Japan and France, Isileli (Kai) Tupou is now following his other passion working with people with disabilities. He is also breaking...

Suicide Prevention Office to drive action to save lives

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described New Zealand's suicide rate as "a long-term national tragedy" as she, along with Health Minister David Clark, released a suicide prevention strategy and action plan today. The plan, which will...

What about other medicines on the waiting list?

More needs to be done to increase access to medication, health advocates have warned. Over the weekend, the Government pledged a $60m boost to Pharmac to fund new medications. However, Medicines New Zealand said the country...

Study links body clock to obesity and diabetes

Does skipping a meal at particular times of day reduce your chances of developing obesity or diabetes? Are the street lights outside affecting your health? Research out of the University of Otago has found connections linking...

Pathway into workforce for school leavers with learning disabilities

Ten Canterbury high school leavers with learning disabilities are being considered as interns for the 2020 intake of Project SEARCH at Canterbury DHB this week. The year-long pilot, hosted at Burwood Hospital, was a first...

Let’s get real: Kiwi mental health initiative wins major award

Let’s get real, is produced and delivered by Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou), a national workforce centre for mental health, addiction and disability. Let’s get real provides a framework of knowledge, skills, values...

Colleagues committed to upskilling together

A group of Rehabilitation Support Workers at Stanford House of Whanganui District Health Board have recently completed the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Level 5) Applied Practice. For most of them, they...

Creating the world’s biggest reserve bench

Every 18 minutes in New Zealand, someone needs blood. For some, it’s the difference between life and death. Sir Graham Henry is teaming up with New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) and making it his...

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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