Media archive

On this page you will find media news reports of NISAN's projects that are more than 2 years old. For more recent items please refer to our media page.

World Federation of Neurology / World Brain Day 2020

On 2 July 2020, Valery Feigin was interviewed by the World Federation of Neurology. He explained that neurological disorders have become the leading cause of global disability, strengthening the importance of World Brain Day 2020, which will focus on Parkinson’s Disease.

World Stroke Day 2019

Click here to view the video of the launch of the WSO stroke prevention campaign in New Zealand, 29 October 2019.

WSO campaign 2019

The focus of the campaign this year is stroke risk and prevention. The latest analysis of the Global Burden of Disease shows that the lifetime risk of stroke for over-25s has increased and now stands at 1 in 4. The urgent need for action at individual and population level is only matched by the incredible potential for a huge reduction in stroke. While our efforts on World Stroke Day are largely directed towards raising public awareness of the steps we can all take to reduce our risk, the 2019 campaign is a key component of WSO's strategic commitment to 'Cut Stroke in Half'. You can read more about how the campaign and the wider initiative are linked in this Lancet editorial.

January 23, 2019: World-leading stroke research at AUT. Article on AUT news.


June 2020: Article by David Wiebers and Valery Feigin: Wiebers, D. O., & Feigin, V. (2020). What the COVID-19 crisis is telling humanity [editorial]. Neuropepidemiology, 54. doi:10.1159/000508654

Stroke and Stroke Riskometer

Traumatic Brain Injury

Stroke Foundation of New Zealand

Stroke prevention strategy needs overhaul. The case for government intervention and a regulatory approach to reduce the incidence of stroke in New Zealand is urgent, says the Stroke Foundation (November 2015).
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Brain Research New Zealand

The Brain Injury Whānau Action Project

Our expert Senior Research Fellow, Dr Alice Theadom, speaking at The Brain Injury Whānau Action Project (BIWAP) the first ever wānanga, October 2015.
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Radio New Zealand National

Professor Valery Feigin on the existing stroke prevention strategy in New Zealand. 23 November 2015.
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Geomagnetic Storms Can Trigger Stroke

  • A Podcast - Rick "The Temp" Campanelli talks to Valery Feigin about research into geomagnetic storms and whether they can trigger stroke.
  • TVNZ One News. New possible culprit for strokes unearthed.

Global Burden of Disease Study

Healthy Living

  • 3News. Take tax off healthy food
  • RadioLive. Interview with Mark Sainsbury on Obesity
  • 3News.  Kiwis' expanding waistlines revealed in new study
  • NZ Herald. NZ fattest nation in Australasia - study
  • Radio New Zealand. Obesity among NZ men grows fastest in world
  • The growing problem of obesity - experts respond
  • Spasifik Mag. FREE Online Pacific Peoples Health Magazine. Turn your life around

The BIONIC Study

The Enzogenol Study

Neurological Disorders

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