Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Pope Francis, vaccines and global health

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Pope Francis, vaccines and global health

As we live through the tragic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is useful to reflect on the current vaccination process and, in particular, the innovative contribution of Pope Francis’ teaching and action. Michael Rozier, a Jesuit professor of health management and policy, has reflected on the importance of commitment to health care and identified Read more

Lifelong health toll from childhood adversity revealed in New Zealand research

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Poor mental health is almost three times more prevalent among people in New Zealand who experienced four or more “adverse childhood events” compared with people who experienced none, Auckland University research suggests. The study covered eight types of childhood adversity: Emotional, physical or sexual abuse, and growing up in a household where there was violence, Read more

IVF mix-up gives women the wrong baby

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
The Today Show

An IVF mix-up resulted in two California couples giving birth to and going home with each other’s babies, a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles alleges One couple said they had immediate suspicions that the girl she gave birth to in late 2019 was not theirs, due to the child’s darker complexion. However, they fell in Read more

Taking responsibility for health is not at odds with worship

Monday, November 1st, 2021
vaccine mandates and church

A great deal has been heard of late about the use of vaccine mandates to control who can and cannot work in various organisations, from hospitals to schools, and who will or will not be allowed to attend concerts and sporting fixtures. In the midst of what can be a confusing scene, the leaders of Read more

Unprecedented demand for ACC from sex abuse victims

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is struggling with the almost 400 percent increase in unsuccessful attempts by sex abuse victims to get mental health support over the past 15 months. Its national waitlist figures indicate failed attempts by sex abuse survivors to get mental health help increased by 387 percent and reaching 4131 in the Read more

Auckland is the world’s ‘most liveable city’? Many Māori might disagree

Monday, June 14th, 2021

While I am always happy to celebrate any accolades my country and city might garner on the international stage, seeing Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau awarded the top ranking in a recent “most liveable cities” survey left me somewhat flummoxed. In particular, I would argue that many Māori whānau in Auckland do not enjoy the benefits of this Read more

Pope Francis never exercises but he likes a siesta

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Pope Francis said: “I don’t do any physical activity. “My doctor has recommended it, but my answer is always the same, ‘I don’t have time’.” He enjoys siestas, saying: “As soon as I finish lunch, I go to my room, take my shoes off and lie down fully dressed. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis: ‘The Read more

Life, but not as we know it

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
life covid-19

I spent the early months of the coronavirus pandemic feeling desperately claustrophobic. Quarantined in a one-bedroom apartment in New York, I would sometimes imagine my fire escape was a creaky porch in the woods somewhere as I sat outside in the early evenings, listening to my neighbours’ cheer and bang pots for the essential workers Read more

‘Our diet is killing us quietly’: Fiji’s diabetes crisis

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
fiji diabetes

At the height of his 15-year career as a surgeon in the Pacific nation of Fiji, Dr Jone Hawea was performing eight to 10 diabetes-related operations every day – at least two of which were the amputations of limbs. “Our wards are always full of diabetes cases. Sometimes our surgical wards wouldn’t be able to Read more

Health, wealth both integral to society’s managing of pandemic

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Americans must move past the health-wealth dichotomy that dominates public debate about how to manage the current pandemic to find a way forward, said a panel of Catholic scholars during a webinar June 2. “Either you want to kill Grandma or you want to destroy the economy and leave millions of people unemployed, and people Read more