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Sir Richard Faull appointed as Patron of Alzheimers NZ

Alzheimers NZ is pleased to announce a new Patron - distinguished Professor and brain researcher, Sir Richard Faull.

Empowering Pasifika communities to lead healthier lives

A Massey University researcher has been awarded funding for a project which aims to empower Pasifika communities.

Million Dollar funding for Pasifika health project

A Massey University researcher has been awarded funding for a project which aims to empower Pasifika communities.

New research projects for long-term health conditions

Healthier Lives Director Professor Jim Mann is delighted with today’s announcement of $2.3 million for two new research projects, one that focuses on interventions for prediabetes in Pacific communities, and the other on integrated healthcare for people with multiple chronic conditions.

Matua Rangi Manihera's rehabilitation experience in OPR 2

Kia ora koutou katoa (greetings to you all), I have been in the Waikato for the last 33 years and been in a wheelchair for 30 of them. I’ve been in the hospital since February 23rd of this year and had both of my legs amputated during that time.

Study to help tackle rate of prediabetes in Pacific communities

A new study will help empower Pacific communities to tackle the alarmingly high rate of prediabetes in Pacific youth and adults as part of the government’s push to improve the management of long-term health conditions in New Zealand.

Canterbury Charity Hospital's birthday celebration 'bitter-sweet'

"The fact local people are still having to go cap-in-hand for the health care their doctors say they need makes the 10th birthday of the Canterbury Charity Hospital a bitter-sweet anniversary," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

A call to break down 'silos' to improve respiratory health

Respiratory disease affects our most vulnerable.

How nutrition in early life affects adult bone health

We have all heard that a high-fat diet raises your risk for heart disease and metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in adulthood.

Science backs diet of more fruit and vege to improve wellbeing

Our spirits often lift when spring arrives each year but eating more fruit and vegetables is another proven way to boost your psychological well-being.

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