Osteoporosis New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

Osteoporosis NZ and Anchor launch Better Bones Day

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 11:39 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Media Release, 17 October 2013: Baristas across the country will today be brewing Better Bones Flat Whites made with Anchor Calci+ milk to spread the word about Osteoporosis NZ’s Better Bones Week, and the need to top up calcium and vitamin D to help build ... More >>

Kiwis called to top up their bones for Better Bones Week

Monday, 15 October 2012, 5:28 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

With more than half of New Zealand women over the age of 60 affected by osteoporosis[1] causing painful and debilitating fractures, AnchorTM Calci+ together with Osteoporosis New Zealand have developed an online bone health calculator to encourage Kiwis to ... More >>

Bone disease numbers on the rise

Monday, 17 October 2011, 12:31 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

A study1 involving over a million Kiwis reveals that the bone disease osteoporosis - although entirely preventable - is expected to cost New Zealand almost half a billion dollars every year after 2020. More >>

Kiwis encouraged to love their bones

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 4:11 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Osteoporosis New Zealand is celebrating Better Bones Week next month, 17–23 October. We will be releasing further supporting information to highlight the ways people can love their bones, the role of mothers in building better bones for their family, ... More >>

Three Winners In You Deserve A Medal Awards

Friday, 22 October 2010, 10:46 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Osteoporosis New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of the ‘You Deserve a Medal’ Awards for their ‘can do’ attitude in later life. The finalists, all aged 65+, were selected for their commitment to active, healthy living. Dr Grace ... More >>

Osteoporosis NZ: Many Issues Affect Bone Health

Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 12:02 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Many common medical conditions also cause bones to become weak and brittle. These include conditions not directly related to bone health such as type 1 diabetes, Coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia. Many of these ... More >>

Three Extraordinary New Zealanders Awarded

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 3:23 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Age is no impediment to one's zest for life, if the three New Zealanders who received awards at last night's Osteoporosis New Zealand You Deserve a Medal ceremony in Parliament are any indication. The awards - open to all New Zealanders aged 65 and over - aim ... More >>

Drink more milk – it is good for you!

Friday, 4 September 2009, 9:06 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Statement by Osteoporosis New Zealand, Executive Director, Julia Gallagher. Milk is a great food source of protein, minerals and micronutrients. Focusing on the fat content alone is too simplistic as the fat content is typically 3% in blue top milk, ... More >>

Osteoporisis NZ: Hey, where's the snow?

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 4:58 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Don't be alarmed if you see groups of people who look like they're walking on snow in Frank Kitts Park on Monday (October 20). More >>

Bone Scan Funding could save $millions

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 4:54 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

If you are 50-plus and live outside the Auckland, Counties Manukau, Waitemata and Canterbury District Health Board areas, your first sign of osteoporosis is likely to be a broken bone. More >>

Pharmac Cost Cutting Could Affect Thousands

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 2:55 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Osteoporosis Awareness Week is nearly here but New Zealanders with osteoporosis won't have much to celebrate if PHARMAC moves patients off their current once-weekly treatment and on to an older daily treatment. More >>

Calcium statement from Osteoporosis NZ

Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 11:25 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Osteoporosis New Zealand is concerned by the nature of the publicity given to early findings of a possible increase in heart attacks among older women taking calcium supplements. More >>

Osteoporosis - Hurting more than we realise?

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 10:29 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Osteoporosis is one of most widely felt and debilitating diseases in New Zealand. It is also one of the most preventable. More >>

Active seniors recognised

Thursday, 19 October 2006, 10:29 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Imagine running a yoga class, setting up a gym in your own basement, tramping regularly, tending the gardens of a local retirement village and delivering Meals on Wheels at the mature age of 72-years! More >>

Know someone that deserves a medal?

Thursday, 10 August 2006, 9:45 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

This is your chance to show an active, inspirational and ‘mature’ friend or family member just how much they mean to you. More >>

Active Seniors to Receive Awards

Monday, 17 October 2005, 2:34 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Some of New Zealand’s fittest senior citizens will be in the spotlight at Parliament on 18th October, as part of Osteoporosis Awareness Week – 17 to 24 October. More >>

Osteoporosis New Zealand wins International Award

Wednesday, 12 October 2005, 3:13 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2005 From: Osteoporosis New Zealand Inc Title: Osteoporosis New Zealand wins International Award – a Great Lead Up to Osteoporosis Awareness Week More >>

Better bones for blokes

Friday, 15 October 2004, 3:30 pm | Osteoporosis New Zealand

New Zealand athlete of the century Peter Snell wants greater recognition of the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis as one affecting men as well as women. More >>

World Record Attempted!! All Kiwis Asked To Help

Monday, 29 March 2004, 10:08 am | Osteoporosis New Zealand

Osteoporosis New Zealand is calling on all Kiwi's to help reach new heights in texting and achieve a new World Record. Osteoporosis NZ is the official charity for the TXT Drive competition, where a $44,000 Peugeot is given away daily. More >>