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Spirits NZ Welcomes Release of Health Research Strategy

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:26:13 +1200 | Spirits New Zealand

A specific action focused on building industry partnerships and approaches closely aligned with the New Zealand Health Strategy are two highlights from the just released Health Research Strategy.More >>

General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:17:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend. More >>

Gluckman says health sector should do more research

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:05:31 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) - Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister's chief science adviser, says more funds should be poured into medical research, which accounts for less than 1 percent of the government's health budget. More >>

This ‘technical error’ is hurting big time

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:17:45 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman cannot resort to his ongoing litany that the Ministry of Health’s $38 million budget blunder is an error on paper only, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.More >>

NZ Health Research Strategy to help ‘change the face of heal

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:17:58 +1200 | Auckland District Health Board

Auckland DHB welcomes the inaugural New Zealand Health Research Strategy, which sets a vision of creating a world-leading health research and innovation system by 2027. More >>

Otago welcomes new government health research strategy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:45:09 +1200 | Otago University

The University of Otago welcomes the newly announced 10-year strategy for health research in New Zealand, and is pleased by the joined-up approach planned by ministries and agencies for putting it in place. Otago Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and ...More >>

New strategy firmly backs NZ’s health research workforce

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:58:50 +1200 | Health Research Council

New Zealand’s first health research strategy will help nurture and grow a strong health research workforce that can provide solutions to New Zealand’s unique health challenges, says Dr Tania Pocock, Acting Chief Executive at the Health Research Council ...More >>

Supporting world class health research in NZ

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:31:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith today launched New Zealand’s first Health Research Strategy which aims to increase the excellence and impact of government investment in health research. “Investment ...More >>

Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals in New Zealand Products

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:53:43 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals have called on the international community to further restrict the use of two chemicals in the US- triclosan and triclocarban. Research suggests these chemicals have a number of adverse health and environmental ...More >>

Committee Says More Needs to be Done to Prevent Infant Death

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:58 +1200 | CYMRC

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) is calling for the Government’s SUDI Prevention Programme to better serve whānau and families to prevent babies dying from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).More >>

More funding to support rural mental wellness [14.6.17]

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:03:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have committed another joint funding boost to rural mental health. More >>

Come on – come clean Minister

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:32:41 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman has to come clean on why he is sitting on a report that looks at the Ministry of Health’s performance, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.More >>

Kaitaia Hui on Suicide Solutions Starts Saturday

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:29:15 +1200 | Northland DHB

A hui near Kaitaia this weekend aims to improve local resilience against suicides of youth and other people. More >>

Car wrecking can be a vehicle for stroke rehab

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:27:11 +1200 | Massey University

Dismantling car engines and sorting parts is proving to be a successful form of rehabilitation for stroke survivors under 65 in a unique project at the Manfeild Raceway, near Feilding. More >>

How Legalising Cannabis Can Help Society

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:15:07 +1200 | Massey University

Leading drug researcher Associate Professor Chris Wilkins from Massey University’s SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre is calling for the adoption of a not-for-profit public health model for recreational cannabis. It would allow regulated cannabis ...More >>

NZMA supports NZMSA stand on growing student debt

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:47:42 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the NZ Medical Students’ Association’s (NZMSA) call for the Government to lift the time limit on financial support for medical students. “We supported the NZMSA’s previous campaign to raise the limit from ...More >>

Latest Controlled Purchase Operations brings shocking result

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:26:27 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Two recent Controlled Purchase Operations conducted at licensed premises throughout Northland by Northland DHB and NZ Police staff are shocked at the result. More >>

Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:09:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is praising an innovative programme in the Far North which aims to better support people with long-term musculoskeletal conditions. More >>

PM's Press Conference 19/6/17: Pike And Houses

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:53:02 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English began this week’s press conference with a recap of his discussions with the Pacific Island Prime Ministers about developing a better trade coordination. English will travel to Auckland this Thursday and Friday before ...More >>

Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:02:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

19 June 2017 Media Statement Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has marked the 20th anniversary of the Green Prescription initiative, which has seen around 400,000 medication-free healthy lifestyle prescriptions ...More >>

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