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Despite Gains Against Tuberculosis, Better Research Funding

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:30 +1300 | UN News

Patients wait to take their daily tuberculosis treatment at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Bhutan. Photo: The Global Fund/John Rae More >>

Better emergency care at Wellington Hospital

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:05:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today visited Capital and Coast DHB which has made good progress on the government’s shorter stays in emergency department target. “Staff from across Capital and Coast DHB including clinicians and administrators ...More >>

Kerepēhi Police shooting release #3

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:11:37 +1300 | New Zealand Police

While investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Police's shooting of a gunman in Kerepēhi continue, the independent senior investigator overseeing the case say the public can play a part in establishing what happened.More >>

Taranaki DHB celebrates workplace wellness week

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:22:04 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB’s Workplace Wellness Committee is kicking off Workplace Wellness Week from Monday 20 – Friday 24 October and will promote healthy activity, healthy eating and a healthy body and mind.More >>

International Infection Prevention Week

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:47:29 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality ...More >>

Botox: It's not just for the Real Housewives

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:10:17 +1300 | Fab Group

More and more people are choosing to have cosmetic injections, and most of the time you wouldn’t know it. It is no longer stereotyped as a treatment of choice for the rich and famous, in fact Botox® is one of the most popular non-surgical rejuvenation ...More >>

Central African Republic: Militia’s Targeting of Hospitals

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:52:08 +1300 | UN News

Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic (CAR), Claire Bourgeois (centre). Photo: OCHA/John James. More >>

Remarks on the U.S. Response to Ebola, Diplomatic Corps

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:23 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Thank you, Nancy. Good morning, everybody. Thank you very much for being here, and thank you, Ambassador Powell, for all you’re doing to lead on this effort. More >>

Statement on Employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:08 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s detailed contact trace investigation conducted in response to the first Ebola case in Dallas, it was discovered that an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had departed the United States ...More >>

Celebrating Special Care Babies at Lakes DHB

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:17:42 +1300 | Lakes District Health Board

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) staff at Rotorua Hospital, are keen to celebrate premature babies and raise awareness of the challenges families face by recognising World Prematurity Day on Monday 17 November.More >>

Health of children the focus of MDHB Health Award winners

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:08:07 +1300 | MidCentral District Health Board

In a celebration of a decade of excellence, with a record 64 entries, the tenth MidCentral DHB Health Awards’ Supreme Award went to those helping our youngest and most vulnerable.More >>

West Coast gears up for Ebola

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:40:30 +1300 | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board is ensuring it is prepared for Ebola, in line with national and international preparations in case the disease reaches New Zealand. West Coast DHB hospital physician Dr Paul Holt and Community and Public Health Medical ...More >>

ESR Reports No Help to Gastro Bug Investigation

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:33:13 +1300 | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is not surprised the ESR reports released today into the recent outbreak of Yersinia pseudo tuberculosis do little to fur ther the discovery of the source of the illness.More >>

Resthome food sterotypes busted with national award

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:16:02 +1300 | Ranfurly Village Hospital

Imagine a world where the elderly order restaurant quality food off a computer tablet. They dine when they feel like eating, enjoy beautifully plated food served on quality crockery and white linen, and there is not a single whiff of boiled cabbage.More >>

Consumers get easier access to effective medicines

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:44:06 +1300 | NZSMI

October 17, 2014 : Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI) says the announcement yesterday that New Zealand men will be the first in the world to access a generic erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment, ...More >>

Source of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak unconfirmed

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:02:09 +1300 | United Fresh

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release 16 October 2014 Source of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak remains unconfirmed More >>

Hospitals support “Stoptober” for National Anaesthesia Day

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:06:49 +1300 | New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists

National Anaesthesia Day is an opportunity for patients to consider the health benefits of stopping smoking for a short time, or permanently, when they are having surgery, says the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. More >>

WHO Endorses Plans for: Tobacco Control, Mental Health

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:04:45 +1300 | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 14 October 2014 – At the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific on Tuesday, the Regional Committee endorsed the Regional Action Plan for the Tobacco Free Initiative in the Western Pacific (2015–2019) ...More >>

Federated Farmers mourns the passing of its chairperson

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:41:20 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Members of Federated Farmers Wanganui are saddened by the untimely death of its Dairy Industry Chairman, Tony Rogers. More >>

New technology speeds up cancer treatment

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:44:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new technology being used at Auckland City Hospital will enable more precise and faster radiotherapy treatment for people with cancer.More >>

 

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