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Heart risk underestimated in patients with mental illness

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:41 am | National Heart Foundation

Heart disease is a major killer for people with mental illness and one Wellington doctor is trying to turn this around. More >>

Biggest NZ nationwide study has global impact

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 10:54 am | National Heart Foundation

The findings of a nationwide heart research project have been presented by New Zealand cardiologist, Professor Ralph Stewart, in Paris this morning (2.40am NZT). The controversial findings could change the way we treat heart attack patients here and overseas. More >>

$2 Million to tackle heart health inequities

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 11:49 am | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation and the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge have joined forces to tackle inequities in health outcomes from cardiovascular disease among Māori and Pacific people. More >>

Supporting Innovations in Heart Health

Monday, 10 June 2019, 3:09 pm | National Heart Foundation

Anna Rolleston has had a long standing passion for her community and for reducing the impact of heart disease. More >>

Heart Foundation Welcomes Rheumatic Fever Fund Announcement

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:58 pm | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation welcomes this week’s announcement by the Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa that the Government’s Wellbeing Budget will include $12 million to reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever amongst Maori and Pacific people. ... More >>

Call for volunteers to help fight NZ’s largest killer

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:08 pm | National Heart Foundation

With one in five Kiwis dying from heart disease, the Heart Foundation is calling for people to join with it and help tackle the sobering health statistic, by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal 2019. Heart Foundation Medical Director ... More >>

New Heart Foundation evidence review on whole grains

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:39 am | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation’s new Whole grains and the heart evidence paper confirms that eating whole grain foods can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 30%. More >>

Heart disease on the rise

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:54 am | National Heart Foundation

Latest health report reveals the biggest rise in heart disease in a decade, prompting Dame Jenny Shipley and Sir Richard Hadlee to lend their support to the Heart Foundation’s annual appeal. The Heart Foundation launches its Big Heart Appeal in the wake of ... More >>

New cardiovascular research project for aged care sector

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:23 am | National Heart Foundation

The Christchurch Heart Institute is working alongside the Heart Foundation as part of an innovative approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, following a significant donation of $330,000 from Ryman Healthcare, who are hosting a special cheque presentation ... More >>

Heart Foundation commends ASA for strengthening codes

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:24 am | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation welcomes the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) announcement to strengthen the code of advertising to children, but says the new measures still don’t go far enough. More >>

Heart Foundation Retires Tick Programme

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 10:21 am | National Heart Foundation

Twenty-five years after it was launched to help consumers make healthier food choices, the Heart Foundation’s Tick will be gradually phased out next year. More >>

Heart Foundation thrilled with new rheumatic fever fund

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:30 pm | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is congratulating the Government for increasing its commitment to eliminating rheumatic fever in New Zealand. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman yesterday announced a new $1 million one-off fund aimed at raising awareness and reducing rheumatic ... More >>

'Pasifika Flavours' sure to win hearts

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 3:32 pm | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation will launch its latest cookbook, Pasifika Flavours, in the Otara Town Centre this Saturday, 11th June. More >>

NZ women urged to get serious about heart health

Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:57 am | National Heart Foundation

With heart disease claiming the lives of more than 50 women each week, the Heart Foundation is urging Kiwi women to start taking their heart health seriously and initiating discussions with GPs before it’s too late. The stark warning comes as ... More >>

Plain packaging win a confidence boost for NZ

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 1:53 pm | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is urging New Zealand’s Government to move forward on plain packaging of tobacco, after a landmark victory in Australia against tobacco company Philip Morris. More >>

Leaving a legacy for the future

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 11:31 am | National Heart Foundation

With Include A Charity Week fast approaching, now is a perfect time for Kiwis to think about supporting the Heart Foundation’s life-saving work. More >>

Heart Foundation keen to get kids back in the kitchen

Friday, 3 July 2015, 9:44 am | National Heart Foundation

Inviting your kids into the kitchen can leave it covered in flour and sticky fingerprints, but the Heart Foundation is keen to see more Kiwi parents involve their children in the cooking. More >>

Farmers urged to get their hearts checked

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 1:38 pm | National Heart Foundation

Farmers attending NZ National Agricultural Fieldays this week are being encouraged to head down to the Heart Foundation stand and get their blood pressure checked. More >>

Study shows mixed results on salt reduction

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 4:28 pm | National Heart Foundation

New joint research from the Heart Foundation and the University of Auckland shows food companies are making some progress in reducing salt levels but much more work is needed for New Zealand to meet global targets. More >>

Heart disease not just a ‘man’s disease’

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:34 am | National Heart Foundation

New Zealand women are being encouraged to take charge of their heart health this month as the Heart Foundation runs its annual Go Red for Women campaign. More >>