The Heart Foundation - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

World Salt Awareness Week

Friday, 26 February 2016, 4:36 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is warning New Zealanders to be more vigilant about the amount of salt they are getting from processed foods, as World Salt Awareness Week gets underway on Monday. More >>

NZ heart health trails OECD average

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:05 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is concerned New Zealand is lagging behind most OECD countries when it comes to deaths from heart disease. More >>

Time for food services to lift game on kids’ menus

Friday, 11 December 2015, 10:33 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is calling on New Zealand cafés and restaurants to improve their children’s menus, with recent research highlighting the poor quality of foods being offered. More >>

Tackling Pacific health issues through better nutrition

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 10:30 am | The Heart Foundation

A group of passionate Pacific workers will soon be taking their messages of healthy eating to communities ranging from Northland to Waikato. More >>

NZ leading the way on heart and diabetes checks

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:57 am | The Heart Foundation

New Zealand’s health sector should pat itself on the back for reaching a major milestone in the fight to reduce our country’s high rates of cardiovascular disease, says the Heart Foundation. More >>