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Healthier Lives grant to research prevention programme for diabetes

Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 15:12

The project will build on a previous project which focused on a pre-diabetes empowerment programme for Pacific youth.

First exercise day of 2021 just weeks away

Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 10:31

The first days of 2021 are just weeks away, raising the spectre of the annual tradition of resolutions, such as getting fitter.

Healthier behaviours are valued more since covid arrived so 2021 promises to be a more active year for Kiwis, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

NZ biotech can solve global environmental and health challenges - BioTechNZ

Monday, 30 November, 2020 - 05:43

On average, people are living longer, their lives are busier, they have poorer diets and exercise less which is leading to increasing rates of diseases and health conditions including cancer, diabetes, dementia, heart disease and obesity, BioTechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says.

No progress on reducing inequities from harmful products: latest health survey

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 16:08

Health groups are demanding more policy action to reduce the glaring health inequities shown by the latest New Zealand Health Survey.

'Hawke's Bay infant nutrition start-up Good Feeding participates in annual summit'

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 11:07

New Zealand’s infant nutrition start-up Good Feeding participated in the annual Food for Kids summit by FoodNavigator-USA. This year, the event focused on children’s eating habits, diet changes, and food brands delivering nutritious and affordable products for kids.

Teen suicide rates linked to zinc malnutrition - expert

Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 05:30

New Zealand has the highest teen suicide rate and the second highest incidence of child obesity in the developed world and it is long overdue for a national child nutrition review, pharmaceutical scientist Sir Ray Avery says.

New Tauranga aquaculture facility set to harness seaweed’s potential

Thursday, 19 November, 2020 - 16:06

A brand-new aquaculture facility is now operating in Tauranga thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project, funded by the Tertiary Education Commission’s Entrepreneurial Universities programme and the University of Waikato.

Sport NZ launches $7 million plan to improve Maori wellbeing

Tuesday, 17 November, 2020 - 11:29

Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa has announced $7m of new investment over the next four years to improve wellbeing outcomes for Māori. This new plan will see the government agency invest in new organisations who contribute to Māori physical activity outcomes.

Diabetes Action Month - NZ Register of Exercise Professionals

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 08:29

November is Diabetes Action Month. Diabetes NZ have created an awareness and action campaign that focuses on educating New Zealanders about diabetes, inspiring Kiwis to take action, and encouraging everyone to support those who have diabetes.

Biotech improving everyday life in NZ - report

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 06:09

Biotech is improving everyday life without most Kiwis realising, a new BioTechNZ research report says.

The landmark BioTechNZ study analysed the state of biotechnology and its impact and benefits for the New Zealand economy and society.