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Coleman Praises Free Health Checks

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:25:36 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is optimistic the National government will vote to give three free GP visits to all SuperGold cardholders when New Zealand First’s Bill is introduced into Parliament.More >>

We all have a role in making care work

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:12:53 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

“Arthritis New Zealand is not surprised by the news that over 420,000 New Zealanders are providing unpaid care for friends or family,” Chief Executive Sandra Kirby said today. She was referring to the recently released Infometrics report that analysed ...More >>

Laboratory Specialists Oppose Wellington Privatisation

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:10:31 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Pathologists and infection control specialists working in the Wellington region’s public hospital laboratories are expressing strong concern about possible privatisation of the laboratory service and the clinical risks that will arise if privatisation ...More >>

More children receiving B4 School Checks

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:07:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more children than ever are benefiting from the free before school health checks. “The B4 School Checks help to give children the best start at school by identifying and addressing any potential health or developmental ...More >>

$2.77m to support newly qualified midwives

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:45:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more support is being provided for newly qualified midwives. “It is important that new mothers and babies receive high quality care across New Zealand,” says Dr Coleman. The Midwifery Council and the New Zealand ...More >>

Pharmacies provide relief for Hutt Valley and Wgtn patients

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:03:05 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Patients can now dispose of used needles more conveniently and safely, thanks to a new disposal scheme funded by the Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast district health boards.More >>

“Asia-Pacific can lead the world to end the AIDS epidemic”

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:25:03 +1300 | UN ESCAP

This century opened with the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Now, 15 years later, new HIV infections are down significantly worldwide, while access to treatment has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths by more than a third. These achievements are no ...More >>

Detective Who Wanted Prison Staff Prosecuted In Jai Davis Case Replaced

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:34:54 +1300 | Roger Brooking

No one in the Corrections Department has ever been prosecuted over an ‘unnatural death’ in prison. In what could have been the first case, Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Blackie (below), who conducted the police investigation into the death of Jai ...More >>

Skin Cancer is a Timebomb for New Zealanders

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:08:43 +1300 | Accuro Health Insurance

A leading New Zealand dermatologist says skin cancers are a time bomb for New Zealand’s ageing population. Dr Louise Reiche, a member of the New Zealand Dermatological Society, has made submissions to the Minister of Health personally and on behalf of the Society ...More >>

Conviction for the illegal sale of homekilled meat applauded

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:22:49 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is applauding the Ministry for Primary Industries prosecuting a Northland man for selling meat which had not been processed in accordance with the Animal Products Act 1999.More >>

Planned birthing to recommence in Buller

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:42:21 +1300 | West Coast DHB

A new provider has been contracted by the West Coast District Health Board to run the Buller Hospital’s Kawatiri Birthing Unit, Chief Executive David Meates announced today.More >>

Turangawaewae - Human Rights Commission e-newsletter

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:11:57 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Please find our new newsletter here . Highlighted stories this month: Treaty of Waitangi and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Dame Susan Devoy – Al Jazeera interview Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner – The Equal Pay Act ...More >>

Overseas markets ban pesticides commonly used in New Zealand

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:01:20 +1300 | Food Matters Aotearoa

The Food Matters Aotearoa conference will be looking closely at food production and the nutritional value of food, through to the regulations surrounding food safety. More >>

Contributors to NZ Fluoride Review shown to be toothless

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:12:21 +1300 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Contributors to the New Zealand Fluoride Review shown to be toothless. Monday, 26 January 2015, Press Release: Fluoride Free NZ Fluoride Free NZ calls for an open transparent public discussion of fluoridation where both sides of the argument can ...More >>

South Auckland residents' health concerns about motorway

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:59:51 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Many South Auckland residents have expressed concern regarding the long-term health implications of living close to New Zealand’s busiest motorway, University of Canterbury researchers have found.More >>

Health Awareness Could Mean Big Business For Manufacturers

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:11:18 +1300 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle against the bulge is a global phenomenon that could translate into real opportunity for manufacturers, according to a new study by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights ...More >>

Liam Butler interviews Kate Russell

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:40:55 +1300 | Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

Kate Russell is a fellow of The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) , chair of the FINZ Ethics Committee and past FINZ board member. Kate is chair of Pharmac's Consumer Advisory Committee , a board member of Pacific Pathways and a Paediatric ...More >>

No holiday for victims

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:55:48 +1300 | Victim Support

During this past December when the country was in holiday mode, Victim Support staff and volunteers were responding to a massive 30.9% increase in calls to support victims. Last December it received 4641 calls compared to 6074 this year. More >>

40 people found infected with HIV in Jayapura

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:12:35 +1300 | Antara News

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - At least 40 people were found to have been infected by HIV in the city of Jayapura, the capital of Papua until November in 2014. More >>

Mental health issues facing Chinese in NZ

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:30:28 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Chinese people with mental health problems do not seek help from mental health services because of shame and stigma and the fear of losing face, a University of Canterbury research study has found.More >>


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