Tagged: well-being

Online social networks can help fight social anxiety - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 02, 2018

Eva Buechel, University of South Carolina This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Ever since online social networks were first created, people have wondered why they’re popular and how they affect users. Researchers, practitioners and social commentators have expressed concern that they reduce more meaningful face-to-face interaction, leaving … Read More

Thoughts on NZ Adopting an Aussie Community Health Programme … and Forthcoming Nutrition Policy Events - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Feb 04, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson Late last year Health Minister Tony Ryall visited Victoria, Australia, to examine their “Healthy Together Victoria” programme. This week, the Prime Minister announced that NZ will adopt this programme, and it will … Continue reading → … Read More

NZ compares well with other OECD countries in health & other areas: But scope for improvements - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 15, 2013

Assoc Prof Nick Wilson and Dr Nisha Nair NZ compares favourably with other OECD countries in many ways – according to the just released results of the OECD’s “Better Life Index”. This blog considers some of the details and also … Continue reading → … Read More

A call for smart food policies to create an ‘appetite for health’ - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 02, 2013

Stefanie Vandevijvere, PhD and Boyd Swinburn, MD University of Auckland, School of Population Health In keeping with the issues covered in this week’s new book ”Appetite for Destruction“, we are calling for some smart food policies to create an ‘appetite for health’. … Continue reading → … Read More

Smart party pill law makes tobacco & alcohol regulation look pathetic - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 24, 2013

Professor Richard Edwards Party pills now have stringent government-promulgated rules and processes. All but one MP voted for the new law. The irony is that tobacco – and for that matter alcohol – with orders of magnitude more harm gets … Continue reading → … Read More

Happiness surveys, & can health sector interventions improve well-being? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 18, 2013

Assoc Prof Nick Wilson & Prof Tony Blakely According to the just released “World Happiness Report 2013”, New Zealanders are among the happiest people in the world, ranking 13th out of 156 nations examined. Actually only seven countries appear to … Continue reading → … Read More