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Interest Groups Intervene in Seales “Right To Die” Case

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:30:02 +1200 | Lecretia Seales

The Human Rights Commission, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand and the Care Alliance have been granted leave to intervene on a limited basis in the upcoming case of terminally ill 42-year-old New Zealand lawyer Lecretia Seales, who ...More >>

Ebola ruled out for healthcare worker

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:24:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone and required testing to rule out Ebola has tested negative for the virus.More >>

Press release from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:24:01 +1200 | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Reference Judge David Collins decision approving the VESNZ as intervenor in the case of Lecretia Seales v Attorney-General. More >>

Pharmaco well placed for continued expansion

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:21:29 +1200 | Pharmaco

Hon. Peter Dunne, Associate Minister of Health, opens newly enlarged head office Entering new business sectors, two acquisitions, new contracts and a growing business in Australia has meant the need to enlarge Pharmaco (NZ) Limited’s Mount Wellington ...More >>

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:49 +1200 | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) More >>

Ulu o Tokelau arrives in Fiji

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:49:45 +1200 | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The Ulu o Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Siopili Perez arrives in Fiji for the 11th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting at Yanuca Island's Shnagri-La Fijian Resort. The Ulu o Tokelau is attending the meeting as the Minister of Health for the Government of Tokelau.More >>

“Fizzy drink free Tokelau” to be awarded

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:46:57 +1200 | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The “Fizzy drink free Tokelau” wins the award as it demonstrated all the aspects of a Healthy Islands initiative, according to an email from World Health Organization’s Technical Officer – Non-Communicable Diseases, Dr Wendy Snowdon.More >>

More Council funding for community initiatives

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:51:06 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Community Sport and Recreation Committee has approved funding from its Social and Recreation Fund for 28 community groups. More >>

Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:34:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a second healthcare worker recently returned from the international response to Ebola in West Africa is to be tested to rule out the virus. “The patient has recently been in Sierra Leone as part of New Zealand’s ...More >>

Health insurance claims hit $1 billion

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:33:38 +1200 | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance has funded a billion dollars in healthcare in the past year, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:52:10 +1200 | Auckland University

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials.More >>

Efficiency in Health

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:36:35 +1200 | Australian Government

A Productivity Commission research paper — based on views offered at a roundtable held with health policy experts in November 2014 — has found that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia’s health care system through ...More >>

2014 New Zealand Search and Rescue Council Awards

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:43:21 +1200 | NZ Search and Rescue

On Tuesday 21 April 2015 The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will present the 2014 New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Council Awards. These awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievements in Search ...More >>

Comvita Discusses Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:33:18 +1200 | Comvita New Zealand

Comvita recently published a blog on their website pointing out the link between Type 2 Diabetes and obesity, which is reproduced here. More >>

Purebread applauds new Glyphosate research

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:21:00 +1200 | Media PA

The World Health Organisation has announced that the active ingredient of Roundup, glyphosate, as being “probably carcinogenic” to humans. More >>

Top pain specialists urge caution on “medicinal cannabis”

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:14:23 +1200 | ANZCA

The evidence supporting the use of cannabis-based medicines for pain relief in chronic non-cancer pain is weak and based more on anecdote than on sound clinical science and practice, leading pain physicians in New Zealand and Australia argue. The Faculty ...More >>

Aged 15 – 18? Want to make a difference?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:12:50 +1200 | Youthline

The free programme aims to increase confidence, provide job opportunities and develop new friendships for young people, via a variety of team activities and creative projects that will provide challenges and opportunities for attendees to develop key life ...More >>

Invaluable recipes for today’s health needs

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:46:05 +1200 | University of Canterbury

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury is conducting ground-breaking research into a Renaissance medico-pharmaceutical text that could hold invaluable recipes for today’s health needs.More >>

Victoria designs transportable MRI machine

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:27:08 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has designed a transportable MRI machine to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. More >>

New long-acting contraceptive Jaydess now available

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:11:21 +1200 | The PR Shop

Women in New Zealand now have an extra choice in contraception with the launch of Jaydess, a new long-acting, reversible intrauterine contraceptive system from Bayer. More >>


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