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Heart Foundation research funding hits $70 million

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 6:16 pm | The Heart Foundation

Heart Foundation research funding hits $70 million in 50th Year The Heart Foundation announced $4.3 million dollars of funding today for heart research and specialist training for New Zealand cardiologists in 2018, bringing the total awarded by the ... More >>

Tobacco use a contributing factor in heart disease

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:19 pm | The Heart Foundation

Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately two million deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year. More >>

Rise in heart disease coincides with biggest ever collection

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:14 pm | The Heart Foundation

As the latest statistics show more Kiwis are being touched by heart disease, a record number of New Zealanders will be out on the streets this Friday and Saturday, collecting donations for the Heart Foundation to fund more heart research and training. More >>

Heart Foundation celebrates $60 million research milestone

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 5:29 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation in New Zealand will be the first to light the torch for World Heart Day this Friday, 29 September as the Sky Tower pulsates red to raise awareness for the world’s number one killer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes ... More >>

Top cardiologist sounds alarm over heart disease

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:28 am | The Heart Foundation

On the eve of the Heart Foundation’s February Annual Appeal, the charity’s Medical Director Gerry Devlin has sounded a grim warning that heart disease could be on the rise. More >>

Fight NZ’s biggest killer

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 4:04 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation will be appealing for donations during February 2017 to continue its fight against heart disease, New Zealand’s biggest killer. More >>

Rata Café named top kids’ menu winner

Monday, 12 December 2016, 9:06 am | The Heart Foundation

Wellington’s Rata Café has scooped the top award for best kids’ menu in New Zealand, after revamping its menu to meet the Heart Foundation’s Kids’ Choice criteria. More >>

Heart Foundation supports sugary drinks action

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:29 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has put its weight behind the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) release today of a consensus statement on sugary drinks. More >>

Local body candidates to be quizzed on healthy communities

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 5:15 pm | The Heart Foundation

Voters in this year’s local body elections are being urged by the Heart Foundation and Cancer Society to ask candidates where they stand when it comes to their visions and proposed initiatives around supporting the development of healthier communities. More >>

Heart Foundation congratulates Government on plain packaging

Friday, 9 September 2016, 12:58 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is pleased to see that the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill passed into law last night. Heart Foundation Manager Pacific Health, Louisa Ryan, said the introduction of plain packaging for ... More >>

New funding for research into heart disease

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:10 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has today announced $1.5 million in new funding for life-saving research into heart disease, New Zealand’s leading cause of death. More >>

Heart attack sufferers delaying 111 call

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:36 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is calling on Kiwis to put aside their ‘she’ll be right attitude’ and dial 111 immediately if they suspect they or another person is having a heart attack. More >>

New help for Kiwis with common heart condition

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:13 am | The Heart Foundation

A new website has been launched by the Heart Foundation to help the estimated 46,000 New Zealanders living with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), one of New Zealand’s fastest growing forms of heart disease. More >>

New steps to tackle worsening Asian heart health

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:52 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is taking action to help address the declining heart health of Asians living in New Zealand, as indicated by concerning statistics. More >>

Volunteers vital in fight against heart disease

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:36 am | The Heart Foundation

As the country celebrates National Volunteer Week, the Heart Foundation is offering its heartfelt thanks to the thousands of volunteers who give their time to support the fight against heart disease. More >>

Farmers warned about dangers of long-term stress

Monday, 13 June 2016, 10:23 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is encouraging Kiwi farmers to manage their stress levels and seek help quickly if they experience any signs of heart disease. More >>

High-risk heart patients urged to quit smoking

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 1:59 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is concerned about a possible high rate of smoking among younger Kiwis with heart disease. More >>

Heart Foundation supports tobacco tax increase in Budget

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:58 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation supports the continuation of tobacco taxes, as announced in the Government’s 2016 Budget today. More >>

Heart Foundation supports sugary drinks ban

Monday, 21 March 2016, 9:45 am | The Heart Foundation

“The Heart Foundation congratulates the Ministries of Education and Health on its announcement today that they are encouraging schools to consider banning sugary drinks and adopting a water and milk only policy. This initiative is a positive step ... More >>

Eggs healthier than cracked up to be

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 10:26 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is relaxing its recommended limit on eggs for people at increased risk of heart disease. More >>



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