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Less Salt & Sugar In Supermarkets - Heart Foundation Celebrates 15 Years Of Work With Food Companies

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 11:00 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is celebrating the continuing impact of the food reformulation programme which has supported food companies to remove salt (sodium) and sugar levels from key food categories. Some of the changes made by companies include a 25% sodium ... More >>

Know Your Pulse Campaign Launches To Save Lives

Monday, 4 April 2022, 1:39 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is launching an awareness campaign this week, highlighting the importance of knowing how to check your pulse to pick up warning signs that your heart might not be working as well as it should. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common ... More >>

Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal Will Go Virtual As New Zealand Is At ‘Red’

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 1:09 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has cancelled its Big Heart Appeal street collection (scheduled for Friday 25 February and Saturday 26 February 2022) due to Omicron cases in the community and the need to prioritise the safety of all New Zealanders. “We were ... More >>

New Funding Announced For Research Into Māori Heart Health

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 7:51 am | The Heart Foundation

New research with the aim of improving heart health for Māori is among a number of research grants awarded by the Heart Foundation announced today. Research recipient, Karaitiana Taiuru from the Christchurch Heart Institute at the University of Otago ... More >>

Transformational Heart Research Gets Funding - Heart Foundation 2021 Research Grants Announced

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 7:38 am | The Heart Foundation

A pacemaker that mimics the hearts of elite athletes, a simple blood test to predict imminent heart attacks, and ‘living drugs’ to regenerate damaged heart tissue, are just three of a host of research projects awarded funding, the Heart Foundation ... More >>

Make The Right Call – Call 111 For Heart Attack Warning Signs

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 5:44 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is urging New Zealanders to recognise the warning signs of a possible heart attack and call 111 to save lives and prevent long term heart damage. “If someone is short of breath, feeling off colour, fatigued and has a sore arm, ... More >>

Heart Foundation Advises The More We Sit, The Higher Our Risk Of Heart Disease

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9:06 am | The Heart Foundation

With many people now able to work from home more often, New Zealanders are sitting more and moving less, putting them at greater risk of heart disease according to new advice from the Heart Foundation. “For many industries working from home is ... More >>

Heart Foundation Joins Forces With International Research Funding Group To Improve Global Heart Health

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:08 am | The Heart Foundation

Leading cardiovascular research funders, including the Heart Foundation, have joined forces in a new partnership to accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the world’s biggest killers, heart disease and stroke. The new Global Cardiovascular ... More >>

Covid-19 - Heart Foundation Cancels Big Heart Appeal Street Collection

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 7:16 am | The Heart Foundation

The safety of all New Zealanders is our priority and due to the new community cases of Covid-19, we have decided to cancel our Big Heart Appeal Street Collection for 2021. We are so grateful to the thousands of volunteers who were prepared to give ... More >>

Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal Street Collection

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 3:27 pm | The Heart Foundation

Show your big heart and support research at the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal street collection, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2021. The Heart Foundation still urgently needs volunteers for this year’s Big Heart Appeal street collection ... More >>

Heart Foundation Offers Free Pulse Checks

Monday, 16 November 2020, 12:04 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is offering people the chance to get free pulse checks in 19 locations throughout New Zealand, during the week of 16-24 November 2020, as part of its atrial fibrillation awareness campaign. The condition is an irregular heart ... More >>

How Old Is Your Heart? - New Free Online Heart Health Check

Friday, 13 November 2020, 11:20 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has launched a new free online heart health check, called My Heart Check . The online tool is available to all New Zealanders and shows people how their heart age compares to their actual age. It also estimates a person’s ... More >>

Going The Distance For Heart Disease – 100km To $100k

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 9:34 am | The Heart Foundation

Mark Taylor is blind, has lost the use of both of his legs and a portion of strength in his right arm, but despite this the Kiwi is attempting to row 100km in under just eight hours. In his early thirties Mark was diagnosed with Neuro Sarcoidosis, a neurological ... More >>

Can Red Meat Be Included As Part Of A Heart Healthy Diet?

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 12:17 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today released new recommendations on how much red meat and chicken New Zealanders should be eating as part of a heart healthy diet. “The latest evidence shows eating high levels of red meat can increase the risk of heart disease ... More >>

Kaupapa Māori Action Research To Improve Nutrition Equity

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:08 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has today announced funding for a kaupapa Māori action research project to support Māori communities to lead nutrition initiatives to support healthy hearts. Erina Korohina has been awarded a Heart Foundation Māori Cardiovascular ... More >>

Heart Foundation Research Grants Top $78 Million On World Heart Day

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:04 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today announced $4.2 million dollars of funding for heart research and specialist training for New Zealand cardiologists, bringing the total awarded by the charity since its formation in 1968, to more than $78 million dollars. “We ... More >>

Māori Language Dictionary In Time For Māori Language Week

Friday, 11 September 2020, 11:53 am | The Heart Foundation

Toi Te Kupu is a free renewed Māori-to-English and English-to-Māori dictionary about kai, cooking, our body and our mind. The resource was developed by the Heart Foundation and Toi Tangata to empower everyone in Aotearoa to have conversations ... More >>

Urgent Call For A Co-ordinated National Heart Health Action Plan

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 8:43 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation says there is an urgent need for a national action plan for heart health and is calling for cross-party support for Government to develop one. Including hypertension, almost one million Kiwis are living with cardiovascular disease ... More >>

Leading Pacific Health Expert Joins Heart Foundation

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 6:06 pm | The Heart Foundation

Pacific health leader Dr Collin Tukuitonga is joining the Heart Foundation as its Chief Advisor Pacific Dr Collin Tukuitonga Dr Tukuitonga, who is Niuean, is the Associate Dean Pacific at the University of Auckland’s Health and Medical Sciences faculty. ... More >>

Heart Foundation - Your COVID-19 Questions Answered

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:43 pm | The Heart Foundation

As New Zealand prepares for the shut-down of all but essential services nationwide and people are asked to stay home, it is more important than ever to look after your heart health, especially if you are already living with a heart condition. COVID-19 ... More >>