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Stress Pandemic by Paul Huljich - Two USA Best Book Golds

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:56 +1300 | Mwella Publishing

November 24, 2014— New Zealand born Author and leading stress management expert, Paul Huljich has just won two Gold for the USA Best Books awards 2014, for his Amazon best-selling book, Stress Pandemic, 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress ...More >>

Presbyterian Support East Coast opposing family violence

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:18:44 +1300 | Presbyterian Support

New Zealand has the fifth worst child abuse record out of 31 OECD Countries, and family violence costs every man, woman and child in New Zealand $1833 every year. All Andrew has ever known is family violence. Andrew lives in fear. Every day he ...More >>

Mental health and Pasifika students’ intimate relatinships

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:31:00 +1300 | University of Waikato

The mental health of young Pasifika tertiary students will be focus of a new study by University of Waikato psychology researcher Byron Seiuli. More >>

Effects of chronic stress on our brains

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:44:55 +1300 | Health Research Council

The pressure of last-minute Christmas shopping can be stressful, but it’s the damaging effects on our bodies and brains from chronic or prolonged stress that’s the focus of a new health research fellowship announced today worth nearly $500,000. More >>

PARS & Turuki Health Care collaborate on health and services

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:38:42 +1300 | PARS

Auckland-based PARS (People at Risk Solutions) have partnered with the Turuki Health Care Trust, to offer improved healthcare services to those in need. PARS works closely with former prisoners, providing mentoring, housing, and social services to ensure ...More >>

"World Acupuncture Awareness Week" November 17-23

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:55:44 +1300 | New Zealand School of Acupuncture

If you have been considering acupuncture to improve your health but haven’t yet made the time for it, then the next few days may be just the opportunity you have been looking for. Around New Zealand, many professional acupuncturists, members of ...More >>

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:17:19 +1300 | University of Otago

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health A credit score doesn’t only boil down a person’s entire financial history to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness, it might also be saying something about a person’s ...More >>

“Smacking” legal opinion hides real problem

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:18:18 +1300 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

In seeking to challenge and clarify the legal interpretation of section 59, the conservative political lobby group, Family First, are once more attempting to deny the very real psychological impact of physical discipline on our children.More >>

Guinness World Record up for Grabs for Waterslide Fundraiser

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:56:45 +1300 | Live More Awesome Foundation

Fancy yourself as a fundraising legend? Feel like doing something awesome to help New Zealanders battling mental health? Kiwi charity, Live More Awesome, are offering a slippery incentive to take a free ride on their World’s Biggest Waterslide 2.0 ...More >>

Press Release from Euthanasia-Free NZ

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:44:32 +1300 | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ oppose any move to legalise euthanasia or assisted suicide in New Zealand, because such laws will pose significant dangers. By “euthanasia” we are referring to the intentional killing of a person, usually by administering ...More >>

Stay safe this summer with Safe Hutt Valley

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:11:13 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Safe Hutt Valley has launched a new website just in time for the summer season. The new website provides easy access to important community updates, and hosts a range of handy safety tools and resources to help families and communities to stay safe ...More >>

Robin Williams: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:56:14 +1300 | Parkinson's New Zealand

In August it was revealed that actor Robin Williams had Parkinson’s. It has now been reported that Robyn Williams was living with a form of dementia (Dementia with Lewy Bodies or DLB).More >>

Facial motion a clue to autistic social interaction

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:01:45 +1300 | Brunel University London

People on the autistic spectrum may struggle to recognise social cues, unfamiliar people or even someone’s gender because of an inability to interpret changing facial expressions, new research has found.More >>

Sovereign support a major boost for Buddy Day

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:09:47 +1300 | Sovereign

New Zealand’s largest life insurer, Sovereign, has taken its support of Child Matters Buddy Day (Friday, 14 November) to a new level, with a company-wide approach that transformed staff into advocates and provided a significant boost to the campaign.More >>

New Chief Executive appointed to Skylight

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:45:37 +1300 | Skylight

Skylight, a highly regarded national not-for-profit social enterprise that supports people of all ages through times of change, trauma, loss and grief, is delighted to announce the appointment of Heather Henare as its new Chief Executive.More >>

Mums working full-time less stressed than part-timers

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:39:18 +1300 | KiwiOz Nannies

According to research conducted by nanny recruitment agency, KiwiOz Childcare, part-time working ‘keeps you sane’ and ‘stimulated’ but also adds more stress to your life.More >>

Memorable Moments for dementia

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:09:26 +1300 | Alzheimers Canterbury

Alzheimers Canterbury is taking part in New Zealand’s first #GivingTuesday celebrations on 2nd December, capturing people’s unforgettable occurrences and raising funds for those affected by dementia with their touching “Memorable Moments” project.More >>

The Psychology of Victimhood: Obama, Cameron, Netanyahu

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:11:39 +1300 | Robert J. Burrowes

Several years ago, someone said to me: 'The victim wouldn't have it any other way.' When I first heard this comment, it made no sense to me, largely because I had never appreciated being a victim of violence when I was a child. However, I have since ...More >>

Students turn to helpline for exam stress

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:05:46 +1300 | What's Up

NCEA exams started this week, placing stress on young people around the country. 0800 What’s Up knows from the increased calls it gets from young people just how stressful exam times can be and are there for support. More >>

Neuroscientists reveal mechanism crucial to male brains

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:57:44 +1300 | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have discovered that neural circuitry they previously showed was vital to triggering ovulation and maintaining fertility also plays a key role in moulding the male brain.More >>


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