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Shortland Street storyline reminder of support available

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:26:54 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

With this week’s depression and suicide storyline on Shortland Street, the Taranaki DHB would like to remind youth and their families and friends of the support available. More >>

CPLF looks forward to focus on pharmacists

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:20:22 +1300 | Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) is extremely pleased to hear that there will be a focus on enhancing the role of pharmacists as part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement announced on Monday between National and UnitedFuture. More >>

Anti-fluoride ad is pulled after yet another ASA ruling

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:54:52 +1300 | New Zealand Dental Association

The NZ Dental Association acknowledges the Advertising Standards Authority on their recent decision, that of finding yet another Fluoride Free NZ advertisement to be misleading.More >>

One Good Reason to Overturn the 2010 Citizens United Ruling

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:08:10 +1300 | Gary G. Kohls

The Corporation as Psychopath: One Good Reason to Overturn the 2010 Citizens United Ruling By Gary G. Kohls, MD 1 October 2014 More >>

Southern DHB kicks off Awareness Campaign

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:58:14 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

This week sees the launch of a Southern DHB campaign to help the general public understand the options available to them if they are unwell and to ensure they get the right care in the right place at the right time in the right place.More >>

New Room for Stillbirth and Neonatal Loss at Whangarei

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:51:26 +1300 | Northland DHB

A special room dedicated to stillbirth and neonatal loss in Whangarei Hospital’s new maternity unit will be fantastic, says a mother who delivered a still born earlier this year.More >>

Ebola unlikely in New Zealand, but we’re ready

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:36:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says New Zealand is well placed to detect and respond to Ebola if it were to reach the country. More >>

U.S.-India Health Cooperation

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:14:26 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Our partnership on health ranges from research and development of vaccines to implementation of disease detection centers. Both the United States and India support cutting edge research in health and our partnerships in this sector will continue to develop solutions ...More >>

No ‘Health Halo’ for Sports Drinks

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:54:32 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is opposing proposed changes to food regulations that would see sports drinks marketed as healthy. More >>

Plunket and Public Trust partner for the next three years

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:42:23 +1300 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Public Trust has committed to becoming a ‘Pick Me Help Plunket’ partner for the next three years. This means the two organisations are now allies, intent on growing a sustainable, long term relationship designed to support New Zealand families and ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:52:42 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality. To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked ...More >>

Medical malpractices: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:27:15 +1300 | Citizen News Service

Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel? By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 1 October 2014 More >>

EPA hazardous substances poster wins award in San Francisco

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:37:27 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

A poster presented by two members of the hazardous substances applications team from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) won first equal at an international conference held in San Francisco.More >>

World Grossly Ill-Prepared to Deal Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:16:07 +1300 | UN News

World Grossly Ill-Prepared to ‘Douse Wildfire’ Sparked by Ebola, West African Leaders Tell UN More >>

Head of New UN Ebola Emergency Mission Arrives in Ghana

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:12:21 +1300 | UN News

On the eve of his departure for Ghana to begin work at the helm of the UN's new Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), mission chief Anthony Banbury speaks with the UN press corps in New York. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann More >>

Auckland All for Smokefree Outdoor Dining

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:47:42 +1300 | Cancer Society

In a bid to encourage the Auckland Council to make outdoor dining Smokefree, Cancer Society Auckland are showing Auckland’s large support for the cause with a pop up Smokefree restaurant in Aotea Square on Friday, October 3rd 12-2pm. More >>

Privatisation of Laboratory Services Not the Answer

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:32:41 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is worried public hospital managers are poised to privatise all or part of the hospital laboratories that look after the health needs of the greater Wellington region.More >>

NZMA shares concerns on DHB lab services

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:21:05 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) shares the concerns of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) about the possibility that the three Wellington regional District Health Boards (DHBs) may outsource their hospital laboratory services ...More >>

Rhythm of the heart

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:22:40 +1300 | Dr Bobby John

A little fluttering in the chest or pounding of the heart is all too familiar and a common phenomenon that we often ignore; rightly so, when it is before a public speech or while we run to catch a bus or train that is leaving the platform. These ...More >>

Ebola:UN Readies to Start Work as Death Toll Surpasses 3,000

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:38 +1300 | UN News

Ebola response: medical supplies, including protective equipment and essential medicine, are loaded onto trucks at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF/Sulaiman Stephens More >>

 

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