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Upskilling to support Wellington’s homeless

A cohort of Kaimahi and Peer Support workers at DCM are set to upskill following a government initiative that has made significant training funding available to the sector.  

Covid-19 lockdowns took toll on our diets

Most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand lockdowns, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland.

Death on the streets: Homeless population dying 30 years younger. Experts warn ‘we can...

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Homeless New Zealanders are dying 30 years younger than those with a roof over their heads. And the most common killers are heart disease and suicide. That is the "devastating and dehumanising" finding...

Covid 19 coronavirus: What is the new mutation strain in the UK?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled Christmas for millions of people across London and south-east England after scientists said a new coronavirus strain is spreading more rapidly.

Proof Chronic Fatigue Syndrome not psychsomatic

University of Otago researchers have “unequivocally proved” – contrary to the long-held belief of some health practitioners – that Myalgic Encephalamyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not psychosomatic.

Research finds impacts of games psychologically complex

University graduate Florian Flueggen’s research explores how people use games, and how gaming influences their wellbeing. Florian, a PhD graduate of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education, first came to Wellington in...

Timely decision on festival drug checking will save lives

The Drug Foundation is thrilled by Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement providing legal certainty for drug checking happening at festivals this year. The proposed time-limited legislation will reduce the number of people needing medical...

Add your voice online to support White Ribbon Day

Today, 25 November, is White Ribbon Day, the international day for the elimination of men’s violence towards women, and we are asking our tāne and wāhine to challenge #outdated ideas about masculinity online.   Gender-based violence...

Otago study finds link between teen chewing pace and obesity

Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared with their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Ghassan Idris (left), of Otago’s Sir John Walsh Research Institute and...

Switch to Water Challenge: swap sugary drinks for water

New Zealand Olympic pole-vaulter Eliza McCartney’s message to New Zealanders this November is to swap their sugary drinks for water. Eliza is back as the face of the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) annual Switch...

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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