Holistic Health News



Southern Cross' new Cancer Assist gives Kiwis money and options

9 May 2017
Southern Cross Health Society’s new Cancer Assist product add-on is set to provide people with extra financial support at a time when emotional, physical and financial pressures can mount.
How new health club management technology is finally meeting both business and client needs

How new health club management technology is finally meeting both business and client needs

12 December 2016
Tanita Europe and boditrax Technologies Ltd have joined forces to create the Tanita boditrax System targeting health clubs and wellbeing operators across Europe.
NZ's most fit awarded for promoting good health

NZ's most fit awarded for promoting good health

29 November 2016
New Zealand’s most fit and energetic professionals were awarded for their efforts in helping motivate Kiwis to stay healthy and active at the annual New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards in Auckland last night.
Free whooping cough vaccinations for pregnant Waikato mums in pharmacies

Free whooping cough vaccinations for pregnant Waikato mums in pharmacies

24 November 2016
Pregnant Waikato mums now have access to free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccinations in selected community pharmacies in an effort to stop newborn babies contracting the potentially fatal illness.
Melanoma Awareness Week - NZ on the verge of a melanoma epidemic

Melanoma Awareness Week - NZ on the verge of a melanoma epidemic

14 November 2016
Today marks the start of Melanoma Awareness Week and Melanoma New Zealand is urging Kiwis to support the cause by making a donation and to monitor their skin and get checked to ensure early detection.
Forget about Body Mass Index (BMI)

Forget about Body Mass Index (BMI)

31 October 2016
Mannatech®, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a global health and wellness company committed to transforming lives, recently launched its newest targeted fat-loss program, TruHealth™, at its annual conference, Australasian MannaFest,in Sydney, Australia.
Calling all cell phone losers, milk-forgetters and the car-park confused: here's a clinical research trial just for you

Calling all cell phone losers, milk-forgetters and the car-park confused: here's a clinical research trial just for you

25 October 2016
Where did I put my keys? What did I come to the supermarket for? Where did I park the car? What have I done with my phone? Forgetting the little things can just be a symptom of a busy lifestyle and not a cause for concern.
Chinese Celebrity Alyssa Chia visits NZ for a Kiwi Breakfast

Chinese Celebrity Alyssa Chia visits NZ for a Kiwi Breakfast

20 October 2016
A cameo appearance of a popular Kiwi breakfast food on a Chinese TV drama has led to a major push for the cereal product into the Asian market – a move expected to benefit New Zealand exports.
Eye Conditions Among Kiwi Children in Poverty Causing Concern

Eye Conditions Among Kiwi Children in Poverty Causing Concern

13 October 2016
New research shows children in poverty are missing out on basic eye care with high levels of undiagnosed eye conditions according to a leading optometrist.
'No sugary drinks' logo sends clear message and empowers communities

'No sugary drinks' logo sends clear message and empowers communities

10 October 2016
New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” will be available for display in schools, businesses, workplaces, public spaces and event venues this week.
Excessive Gaming and Device Use Causing Retinal Damage in NZ

Excessive Gaming and Device Use Causing Retinal Damage in NZ

29 September 2016
New Zealanders’ increasing dependence on electronic devices for gaming, lifestyle and work could be causing eye strain and long-term retinal damage to their eyes, according to new research.
Beetroot juice boosts performance at altitude research suggests

Beetroot juice boosts performance at altitude research suggests

27 September 2016
Beetroot juice supplements can significantly improve athletic performance at altitude, research at Leeds Beckett University has revealed.
Expert Tips for Optimal Men's Health

Expert Tips for Optimal Men's Health

8 September 2016
Did you know? Kiwi men live on average four years less than women, however are less likely to talk about health concerns.
New Research Targets Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

New Research Targets Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

9 August 2016
Breast Cancer Cure is proud to announce the funding of two new research projects as part of The Breast Cancer Research in New Zealand 2016 initiative, a joint partnership between Breast Cancer Cure, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
5 Ways to Manage Joint Issues

5 Ways to Manage Joint Issues

25 May 2016
Naturopath, Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist Janella Purcell's Expert Advice Did you know? Joint issues are the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand.
Winter is coming - time for a flu shot

Winter is coming - time for a flu shot

5 May 2016
Every year, New Zealanders take an average of around four sick days off work, costing the economy a staggering $1.4 billion1.
How Lack of Sleep May Affect Daily Living

How Lack of Sleep May Affect Daily Living

2 May 2016
Tips to help manage insomnia symptoms. Not getting enough sleep? You're not alone. The New Zealand Medical Journal estimates 13 per cent of Kiwis between 20 and 59 regularly have at least one symptom of insomnia, along with "excessive daytime sleepiness".
Expert Tips to Help Beat Stomach Bloat & Discomfort

Expert Tips to Help Beat Stomach Bloat & Discomfort

27 April 2016
You’re constipated and bloated, your tummy’s gurgling.
Fears of acid 'overload' sparks 30 Day Alkaline Challenge

Fears of acid 'overload' sparks 30 Day Alkaline Challenge

31 March 2016
THE overconsumption of processed and ‘fast’ foods, refined sugars, salt and saturated fats has driven a Christchurch supplement company to launch a 30 Day Alkaline Challenge to help people overcome the pitfalls of the Western diet.

"Relax and check your breasts", new video tells women

28 October 2015
"Be breast aware." "Check your breasts." Such advice is heard often during October, Breast Cancer Month, but many women say they don't know how to check their breasts.
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