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Psychological Society annual conference

Press Release – NZ Psychological Society

Understanding how people form prejudices and how we can overcome them as a society is the subject of a keynote presentation by leading psychology and public affairs professor, Susan T. Fiske from Princeton University, United States, next week. Read more »

Recipe to support post disaster recovery

Press Release – All Right

All Right?, the campaign that was established to support Cantabrians cope with the emotional impacts of the earthquakes, has launched a new online toolbox to help other communities set up similar initiatives. He Waka Ora pulls together the experiences … Read more »

Campaign backs ban on direct advertising of medicines

Press Release – Council Of Medical Colleges

The New Zealand Choosing Wisely campaign is joining Consumer NZ and others in calling for a ban on the advertising of prescription medicines to consumers. Choosing Wisely encourages consumers and health professionals to discuss whether a particular test, … Read more »

Politicians begin to take action on mental health, addiction

Press Release – Platform Trust

A cross political Mental Health and Addictions Wellbeing group will be launched on Wednesday 28 August hosted by Sir John Kirwan and Moe Milne (ONZM) who have both been at the forefront of our countrys often difficult conversations about mental … Read more »

Today we celebrate our smokefree future

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora Tapui

This morning, the tobacco control sector and community members will be welcomed onto Kkiri marae to celebrate the launch of the Whakah o Te P Harakeke research programme which aims to help reduce smoking disparities and achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa. Read more »

Today we celebrate our smokefree future

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

This morning, the tobacco control sector and community members will be welcomed onto Kkiri marae to celebrate the launch of the Whakah o Te P Harakeke research programme which aims to help reduce smoking disparities and achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa. Read more »

The Detail: How Big Pharma operates in New Zealand

Article – RNZ

Cancer has become a political football. Funding of drugs, treatments, and heartbreaking stories of sufferers have many questioning the role of the countrys unique drug-funding agency Pharmac. Read more »

ASF Threat in Phillipines brings disease risk close to home

Press Release – New Zealand Pork

Farmers are being reminded to review biosecurity precautions particularly around international travel and visitors after a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever was identified in the Philippines at the end of last week. Read more »

New research suggests cochlear implants will unlock tinnitus

Press Release – Pindrop Foundation

Tinnitus is a chronic and debilitating health issue affecting 1 in 7 older New Zealanders with an estimated cost to NZ of $7.5 billion in lost productivity, health and welfare costs. Often described as ringing in the ears where people hear ringing, buzzing, … Read more »

Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD

Press Release – University of Otago

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows. Read more »

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