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Canterbury quake damage increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A Healthier Lives National Science Challenge study using New Zealand linked datasets reveals the impact of residential housing damage from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease.

Thousands of Kiwis reach out to mental health helpline

Two months on from launch, the national mental health and addictions helpline, 1737, need to talk? has provided help and support from trained counsellors to over 3,200 Kiwi’s, with over half opting to make initial contact via text.

Growth charts for NZ children to undergo mobile makeover

A novel interactive growth chart for babies and young children is being developed in a bid to help tackle childhood obesity in New Zealand.

Waikato DHB staff take on 'Stepping Up' challenge

For the second year running Waikato DHB physiotherapists are marking World Physiotherapy Day today (8 September) by encouraging people to incorporate greater activity into their daily lives.

NZ Rugby not tackling alcohol issues head on - Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says it is deeply disappointed with New Zealand Rugby’s approach to tackling the drinking culture embedded in its sport and that the strategies included in its Respect and Responsibility Review will do little to curb alcohol-related harm.

New health research unit to be based in Kaitaia

A unique health research partnership was announced today between the Moko Foundation, a Kaitaia-based organisation led by Dr Lance O’Sullivan, and the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, one of New Zealand’s national centres of research excellence.

Working together to find a cure at 2017 Breast Cancer Summit

Breast Cancer Cure, the only charity devoted to finding a cure for breast cancer, is hosting a Summit on the 13th October, in association with the University of Auckland, and the New Zealand Society of Oncology.

Suicide Prevention Day: A day that should be on everyone's calendar

Kiwis must treat their mental health like they do their physical health - get a regular check-up.

That’s the message from the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday, September 10).

Waikato GPs use technology to make healthcare more accessible

Two multi-lingual doctors in Hamilton are removing the barriers of language and distance for their patients using SmartHealth, Waikato District Health Board’s (DHB) online healthcare service.

Study shows mould in bedrooms causes asthma in young children

Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) have shown that leaking and mouldy homes may lead to the development of a first attack of asthma in young children living in them.

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