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Better mental health facilities for Palmerston North

Thursday, 14 November, 2019 - 11:43

The Government has confirmed its third major mental health facility upgrade since the Budget, this time at Palmerston North Hospital.

Heart Foundation offers free pulse checks during Atrial Fibrillation Week

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 - 10:20

While still in his thirties, dad-of-three and former Flava Breakfast host Sela Alo, was diagnosed with a heart condition and now he’s encouraging people to get a free pulse check as part of the Heart Foundation’s atrial fibrillation awareness week.

Personalising stroke treatment using brain computer interfaces - research

Thursday, 7 November, 2019 - 13:00

After only one hour of training with a brain computer interface (BCI), there were significant changes in people’s brains suggesting that BCIs could be personalised for treating stroke and other brain disorders. That’s according to new research in The Journal of Physiology published today.

Physical activity to reduce the risk of Heart Disease

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 - 14:18

In New Zealand cardiovascular/heart disease including stroke and blood vessel disease is still the leading cause of death, accounting for 30% of deaths annually.

Stroke patient receives lifesaving treatment in record breaking time

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 - 14:46

Last month, Stratford woman, Gay Burnnand arrived in an ambulance at Taranaki Base Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) following a stroke and received life-saving treatment in record breaking time.

New Zealand leading the world in stroke prevention - AUT

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 - 06:00

This year’s World Stroke Day campaign, #DontBeTheOne, encourages everyone, no matter what their age, to assess their individual risk of stroke using the free Stroke Riskometer mobile app developed by Professor Valery Feigin at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Radiologists and radiation oncologists to gather in Auckland for RANZCR ASM

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 - 16:50

Around 1,000 radiologists and radiation oncologists from around Australia, New Zealand and beyond will gather in Auckland this week for The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ (RANZCR) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Single combo 'polypill' could save more NZers from heart attacks

Friday, 20 September, 2019 - 05:00

More people would take their heart medications if their pills were combined into a single ‘polypill’, potentially saving hundreds more New Zealanders from heart attacks and strokes.

Heart disease risk hugely underestimated in patients with mental illness - study

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 - 06:00

Heart disease is a major killer for people with mental illness and one Wellington doctor is trying to turn this around.

Daily aspirin: Yes or no? - research

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 09:00

A world-first personalised benefit-harm calculator developed in Aotearoa New Zealand will help people decide, with their doctors, if they should take a daily aspirin as a preventative against heart disease and stroke.