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EBE announces NZ national lecture series

Monday, 19 April, 2021 - 14:05

Registered charity, Evidence Based Eating New Zealand has announced plans to present a series of health lectures in four of New Zealand's main centres this year.

Empowering school children to walk for climate change - NZ School Speeds

Friday, 16 April, 2021 - 08:47

Road safety organisation NZ School Speeds recently made a submission to the Climate Change Commission, recommending consistent speed limits outside schools and other road safety initiatives for vulnerable road users while simultaneously moving New Zealand towards climate change action.

Call for a national emergency healthcare summit - Sir Ray Avery

Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 - 08:08

New Zealand should convene a national healthcare summit to support frontline healthcare workers, especially during the covid pandemic, pharmaceutical specialist Sir Ray Avery says.

World health day to help health, poverty and insecurity - ExerciseNZ

Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 - 10:21

Otautahi - Tomorrow is world health day which is more significant for New Zealanders than ever before as the global covid pandemic pushed more people into poverty, food insecurity and amplified social and health inequities.

Toloa Tertiary Scholar aims to positively impact Pacific health

Friday, 26 March, 2021 - 14:13

As a young woman of Pacific descent there was no doubt in Zanetta LeohoÊ»onani Laupele Toomata’s mind she wanted to be part of research that impacted and helped improve the health of the Pacific community.

Better podiatry services can avoid diabetes-related amputations and save lives

Thursday, 25 March, 2021 - 15:37

Around 600 amputations could be avoided in New Zealand each year if better foot screening and podiatry services were made available for everyone with type 2 diabetes, a recent report- shows.

Finding 'nature's cure' drives Zonta Science Awardwinner - Victoria University

Wednesday, 3 March, 2021 - 13:06

Seeking natural cures for human ailments based on traditional medicines drives the research of Dr Helen Woolner, the winner of the 2020 Zonta Club of Wellington Science Award.

Second season of Michelle Dickinson's Kitchen Science TV show

Monday, 1 March, 2021 - 11:37

New Zealand has the third highest adult obesity rate in the OECD, and our rates continue to increase. One in ten children are currently obese in New Zealand and research shows that children struggling with obesity are more likely to suffer health challenges as adults.

Kiwi kids consume five unhealthy snacks a day - research

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 - 09:26

On average, 12-year-old children snack on unhealthy food and beverages five times a day, according to new research from the University of Otago.

ExerciseNZ wants to meet the PM over kids' activity and mental health

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 - 09:47

Schools are reopening after the summer break and ExerciseNZ wants to see greater efforts to address the serious fact of New Zealand having some of the least physically active children in the world, resulting in high levels of obesity and other health conditions.