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Poor understanding of stroke signs causes concern

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:49 pm | Stroke Foundation

Latest figures show a lack of awareness and understanding in New Zealand of stroke signs, which will have a significant impact on stroke survivors having the best chance of recovery. More >>

Waikato chosen to be FAST learners for stroke

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:17 pm | Stroke Foundation

Waikato residents will be the first in New Zealand to benefit from a large-scale public education campaign on how to recognise the symptoms of stroke. More >>

Government needs to focus on stroke rehab

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:04 pm | Stroke Foundation

Government needs to focus on stroke rehab The Stroke Foundation is calling for more funding for post-stroke rehabilitation services. As highlighted in yesterday’s Sunday programme on TVNZ many stroke survivors have the ability to regain mobility ... More >>

Blood pressure campaign changing behaviour

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 5:02 pm | Stroke Foundation

Four out of ten people who took part in the Stroke Foundation’s annual blood pressure awareness campaign say they are taking action to control their blood pressure as a result. That is the startling finding of a follow up survey of participants who ... More >>

Cigarette branding: time to act - the choice is plain

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:30 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More >>

Piri Weepu’s stroke demands FAST action by all of us

Monday, 7 April 2014, 12:21 pm | Stroke Foundation

Piri Weepu’s recent stroke comes as an unhappy but timely reminder that stroke can affect anyone at any time, said the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand at the beginning of its 2014 Awareness Week (7-13 April). More >>

Health groups call on fast food giants to reduce salt

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:03 am | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation and the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland are calling on fast food companies in New Zealand to reduce the salt in their food as part of World Salt Awareness Week which takes place from ... More >>

Follow UK on smoking in cars – Stroke and Asthma Foundations

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:56 pm | Stroke Foundation

New Zealand should heed the example set by the UK parliament yesterday and ban smoking in cars when children are passengers, said the Stroke and Asthma Foundations’ today. More >>

Mike McRoberts urges shoppers to drop the pressure

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 3:50 pm | Stroke Foundation

Mike McRoberts from 3News lends a hand to launch the Stroke Foundation’s 2013 blood pressure awareness campaign by having his pressure tested by St John paramedic Simon Barnett at Victoria Park New World in Auckland this morning (2 October). More >>

Mike McRoberts urges shoppers to drop the pressure

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 10:41 am | Stroke Foundation

Mike McRoberts from 3News is lending a hand to launch the Stroke Foundation’s 2013 blood pressure awareness campaign having his pressure tested by a St John paramedic at Victoria Park New World in Auckland this morning. More >>

Take a quiz and save a life - Stroke Awareness Week

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 5:14 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation has launched two new online resources – a quiz and a Facebook page - for Stroke Awareness Week (9-15 September) to help spread the FAST stroke recognition message. More >>

Stroke Awareness Week 9-15 September 2013

Friday, 9 August 2013, 1:16 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is trying to reach as many people as possible with the FAST stroke recognition message. At least one third of New Zealanders can’t recognise even one sign of stroke. More >>

Injury or illness – effects, not causes, should shape policy

Monday, 18 March 2013, 3:59 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation says today’s Otago University report contrasting the fortunes of stroke survivors and comparable injury cases should shift focus from the cost of ACC provision to the cost of neglect. More >>

Kingston Flyer Donates Funds To Stroke Foundation

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 1:55 pm | Stroke Foundation

11 April 2012 Kingston Flyer Donates Funds To Stroke Foundation Judith Hyslop of the New Zealand Stroke Foundation receives a cheque for $5,500 from Kingston Flyer managing director David Bryce following a hugely successful fundraising weekend. ... More >>

Cut the salt and cut the risk of stroke

Monday, 26 March 2012, 5:15 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation applauds the NZ food industry’s recognition of the importance of reducing salt intake and agrees that more needs to be done to reduce levels of salt in processed foods. More >>

Posh salt just as bad for your as ordinary salt

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 4:20 pm | Stroke Foundation

Consumers who choose ‘gourmet’ salt should beware claims that it is healthier than ordinary table salt, according to information recently issued by the UK’s Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH). According to a survey by the UK consumer ... More >>

Run for stroke on Saturday 29 October– World Stroke Day 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 4:34 pm | Stroke Foundation

While one man continues his 2,900km run the length of New Zealand to raise awareness and funds for stroke, the rest of the country is being urged to join him by donning their trainers and running whatever distance they can on World Stroke Day Saturday ... More >>

NZers blood pressure still too high says Stroke Foundation

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 1:59 pm | Stroke Foundation

Almost half of New Zealanders tested on Blood Pressure Awareness Day showed high blood pressure readings, revealed the Stroke Foundation today. The figures show there has been no improvement in blood pressure health since the last awareness day in ... More >>

Report recommends specialised stroke services

Monday, 20 December 2010, 1:05 pm | Stroke Foundation

A major new report on the management of stroke says all District Health Boards (DHBs) should provide organised stroke services. More >>

New Zealanders cannot recognise stroke symptoms

Monday, 13 September 2010, 9:33 am | Stroke Foundation

New Zealanders’ inability to recognise the symptoms of a stroke is costing lives and lifestyles, says the Stroke Foundation. More >>

 

 

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