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Tag: Health

April 6, 2014

Every health story tells you there is something killing you, and what you can eat/do/insert into yourself to delay the spectre of death.

April 6, 2014

No one would really understand. “Why don’t you just eat more?” they would ask…

March 3, 2014

Whether you are a first-year, or a returning student, getting back into ‘uni mode’ can leave you feeling very overwhelmed.

May 9, 2011

It is very important to make time in your week for exercise and what better way to do this than to take a break from your studies and pop over to the Recreation Centre at lunchtime to try some of the fantastic Group Exercise classes? Group Exercise is a highly motivating and fun way to […]

April 11, 2011

Physiotherapy Students at the Victoria Clinic Ever been running late for class and tripped over, or played sport on the weekend and taken a knock to your shoulder—only to give it a rub, ‘walk it off’ and think “it’ll be fine after a day or two”? Then, with the classic Kiwi “she’ll be right” attitude […]

March 28, 2011

Seasonal influenza (‘flu’) vaccine has arrived at the Student Health Service (SHS) With the support of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), nurses from SHS are currently holding free influenza vaccination clinics on campus. In late March and early April, the nursing team will be visiting the Halls of Residences between 5pm and […]

March 7, 2011

The human body is absolutely amazing. As (student) physiotherapists we are constantly stunned at the phenomenon of our bodies’ ability to cope with the tremendous demands we place upon it. Essentially however, it’s the fun facts in our biology that really get us going. For example, did you know that like finger prints, everyone has […]

August 16, 2010

At Student Health we often speak with students about safer sex and how to reduce the risk of exposure to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and unplanned pregnancy. STIs can be easily treated with medication, but for victims of sexual assaults the effects can be emotionally devastating and life-long. When someone ends up having sex […]

August 2, 2010

Recent research published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry found that university students are four times more likely to be anxious and depressed compared with other people their age. The medical and nursing staff at the Student Health Service understand how demanding life can be for students. We are available to provide […]

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