According to a Ministry of Health report, 1 out of 10 adults in New Zealand will suffer from type 2 diabetes in the coming 20 years in a ‘tsunami’ of disease which could bring the country on the verge of bankruptcy.
Experts say that by the year 2028 at least 10% adult population and by 2036 about half a million population will be affected by type 2 diabetes.
Denise L'Estrange-Corbet, World fashion designer is among several such New Zealanders, who admit that they suffer from mental health problems.
On Thursday, Ms. L'Estrange-Corbet was guest speaker at the WHK Chamber of Commerce Business Forum on Mental Health luncheon in Nelson.
On Thursday, World Health Organization (WHO) stated that in poor nations, a number of people get affected with mental health disorders that have no treatment, but they could be helped with reasonably priced care.
Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General said, "We face a misperception that mental health care is a luxury item on the health agenda. But it costs $2 per person per year -- it is one of the best buys".
The Novotel $10 Queenstown Challenge would start from today. The event that helps in raising funds for the charity, Cure Kids would be a treat to watch as 17 teams would be participating in the race that spans for a time period of three days.
The District Health Board of the Bay of Penalty has in a release informed the shutting down of the autopsy room at the Tauranga Hospital. The declaration of closure has been announced due to the incapacity of the Ministry of Justice to carry out upgrades in the autopsy room.
It seems that the real reason why Breast Cancer Awareness month is observed every year has somehow lost its true essence. Because, somehow the very concept of observing the month has turned into a gimmick of sorts, with manufacturers selling a plethora of pink products to make windmill profits out of which they state that they donate a fraction to charities.
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