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Bird song in New Zealand like it used to sound

Before humans arrived in New Zealand the bush rang with bird song, in particular with tui and korimako (bellbird). Cook wrote  of the korimako song; “it seemed to be like small bells most exquisitely tuned”. Now however, the numbers of birds have dwindled dramatically and 33% are already extinct. Some disappeared as the forests were… Continue reading Bird song in New Zealand like it used to sound

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5 ways to beat stress and lift your mood

You know those days, when worry and stress gets the better of you. Soon everything seems too hard, loud and annoying. Your once carefree shoulders are spasming under the weight of the world and thought of conversation is akin to the dentist drill. But don't despair- there are some quick and easy ways to take… Continue reading 5 ways to beat stress and lift your mood

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Walking reduces risk of premature death

In a review of studies about exercise and mortality Dr. Timothy Church, Professor of Preventative Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, found that brisk walking for 30 minutes five times a week reduced a sedentary person’s risk of dying prematurely from any cause by nearly 20 percent. As a lover of walking… Continue reading Walking reduces risk of premature death

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Technology comes to aid of stroke patients

Stroke patients have a wide range of disabilities and recovery of physical movement can often take many months or years. Until recently products enabling home based rehabilitation didn't exist, but now two devices may offer people the opportunity to take their recovery into their own hands...and feet.Nintendo's WeHab is a new platform from the University… Continue reading Technology comes to aid of stroke patients