Health & Wellbeing

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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