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Petition for NZ Parliament

Hi All, For those that might be interested, check out the link below. http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/sc/make-submission/0SCHE_SCF_51DBHOH_PET63268_1/petition-of-hon-maryan-street-and-8974-others The Health Select Committee has received a petition requesting “That the House of Representatives investigate fully public attitudes towards the introduction of legislation which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or …

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Mental health for older people..

Liam Butler interviews researcher Chris Allison about promoting mental health for Older People  Chris how can your research into Global Ageing and the Challenges and Opportunities for Nelson-Tasman and Aotearoa New Zealand be used to promote mental health for older people? Chris Allison: As people age, for instance, their demands on health systems have …

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Tips for staying healthy while travelling

Liam Butler interviews Dr Marc Shaw Worldwise Travellers Health How can older people stay healthy whilst traveling? Dr Marc Shaw DrPH, FRNZCGP Medical Director WORLDWISE Travellers Health Centres NZ: Older individuals represent a substantial proportion of international travellers. An estimated 15–30% of travellers being aged 60 years or older and this …

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In pain while away?!

Question: How did you end up in pain in Croatia? Anne Churcher: Zagreb, Croatia at 4 am in the morning I wake up with an excruciating pain.  With less than 8 hours before we were due to fly home to New Zealand we needed a diagnosis and a decision on whether to …

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Warming Winter Recipes

My last post explained that it is important to stay healthy during the cooler months, but here are a couple of belly warming recipes to keep the fire fuelled and keep the winter woes at bay. 1) Porridge with a twist Here’s a quick recipe that will have you feeling …

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The weather outside may be frightful, but your diet doesn’t have to be..!

Staying Strong Despite the Lessening Sun  As the temperature continues to drop, people become increasingly challenged to maintain a healthy diet. On a chilly day, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch with a bowl of canned (salty!) soup or a big bowl of chocolate pudding.  Salads and steamed …

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Do older people lose interest in sex?

Do older people lose interest in sex? Ten myths of ageing – debunked When you think about older people having sex, it probably makes you uncomfortable. Why is that? More and more, senior citizens are discovering that just because they’re older doesn’t mean their sex life is over. The thinking …

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