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Tag: Student Health Service

October 1, 2012

Travel is exciting. It provides an opportunity to explore other countries, experience different cultures and meet new people. Since we live in a country, which has a high standard of public health, few potentially fatal infections, poisonous animals or insects, it is easy to think that the rest of world is similar. The reality is […]

September 24, 2012

Some of these students are seriously considering the value of tertiary study under the context of this time in society and governmental policies.

September 17, 2012

At this time of the year life can feel overwhelming. The holidays are over and the work seems to be stacking up with assignments all due in the next few weeks, and on top of all your study you may have many other commitments.

September 10, 2012

There’s a tendency for students to gain weight during their time at university. This is affectionately known as ‘the Fresher five’.

August 20, 2012

Sally was enjoying life at uni with her newly found independence, and study going well. Then out of the blue, she found out that her mother, living in Invercargill, had just been diagnosed with breast cancer

August 13, 2012

For the guys who like lifting big weights at the gym (or girls, depending what you’re into), is throwing too much tin at the gym giving you shoulder, neck or back pain?

August 6, 2012

You know it’s an issue when increasing numbers of clinicians and researchers around the world identify increasing numbers of people (including university students) with debilitating internet dependence.

May 28, 2012

INTERNATIONAL SMOKE FREE DAY THURSDAY 31ST MAY If you are a smoker the BEST thing that you can do for your health is to stop smoking. Stopping smoking for many people, including students, would also probably be the best thing they could do for their financial health too. Smoking a pack a day costs more than […]

May 21, 2012

Recently my brother visited New Zealand with his wife and children. Natalie, my four-year-old niece, was really excited because she thought she would be able to spend time with her Grandma. At kindergarten she had heard friends talk about their Grandmothers. When anyone asked Natalie about her impending trip she would talk about when she got here she […]

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