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Kaitaia Teens Bucking Obesity Trend

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 14:04:52 +1200 | Northland DHB

Kaitaia’s population is usually renowned for its high rate of obesity but five young residents are breaking that cycle and are off to the USA to represent New Zealand with their fitness expertise.More >>

Work underway to improve cervical screening

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:55:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a review of the National Cervical Screening Programme shows it is successfully reducing cervical cancer rates, and work is underway to further strengthen the programme. “The latest Parliamentary Review Committee’s ...More >>

New Telehealthcare pilot for older people

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:22:11 +1200 | Selwyn Foundation

Aged care services provider and retirement village operator, The Selwyn Foundation, has launched an innovative Telehealthcare pilot which uses simple touch-screen technology to help older people monitor their health and receive timely healthcare support and ...More >>

DHBs Need to Lift their Game

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:17:36 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hospital specialists are very disappointed at the lack of progress district health boards have made on distributive clinical leadership in recent years,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

Is NZ Ready for Consumer-Driven Quit Smoking Programmes?

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:25:58 +1200 | Massey University

Trying to get people to stop smoking has been a public health priority in New Zealand for 30 years. More >>

Record presentations to Hawke’s Bay Emergency Department

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:47:17 +1200 | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Record presentations to Hawke’s Bay Emergency Department An increase in respiratory and flu-like illness in the community is the main reason for a record number (156) of people presenting to Hawke’s Bay Hospital yesterday, (6 July), clinicians say. ...More >>

Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:18:30 +1200 | Otago University

Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed A new method to determine biological aging in people still in their twenties and thirties has emerged from analysing data from participants in the University of Otago’s long-running Dunedin ...More >>

ACC board reappointments

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:10:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of six members of the board of the Accident Compensation Corporation. “I’m pleased to announce that Chair Paula Rebstock, Deputy Chair Trevor Janes and Kristy McDonald have all been reappointed ...More >>

Nutrition is key

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:52:10 +1200 | Shine pr

Nutrition is key Nutrition is key heading into calving season, with farmers reminded that not all products are created equal when it comes to rearing the future of their herds. World-leading and progressive family-owned animal nutrition company, Fiber ...More >>

Heart Health? Use Your Nut

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:40:56 +1200 | Goode PR

Studies show nuts contribute to heart health It’s well-known that nuts pack a nutritional punch, and now there’s clear evidence they have exceptional heart benefits too after a full review of over 100 academic studies. The literature review, released ...More >>

2015 Flu Season Needs National Standards

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:39:45 +1200 | CREST Cleaning

2015 Flu Season Needs National Standards With the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) announcing that New Zealand has entered the flu season the shocking fact remains that there are no national standards in the commercial cleaning sector ...More >>

Student Nurse Awarded National Scholarship

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:38:38 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT nursing student Kathy Kupenga was stunned to open an email telling her she was to receive the prestigious Te Apa Māreikura scholarship, one of only two made nationwide by the Ministry of Health. More >>

Open letter to Australian leaders on children in detention

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:53:39 +1200 | Dr Ian Hassall

Attached is an open letter sent to Mr Abbott and Mr Shorten on Friday expressing concern for the children in the Australian Commonwealth Government detention centres on Nauru and elsewhere. Also attached is a list of the forty signatories who are ...More >>

Peter Williams joins fight against ‘Silent Cancer’

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:39:22 +1200 | New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation

Veteran broadcaster Peter Williams joins fight against New Zealand’s ‘Silent Cancer’ Williams announced as New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation Ambassador Peter Williams has joined forces with the New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation’s ...More >>

New approach aims to reduce Emergency Department wait times

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:34:02 +1200 | Wairarapa District Health Board

Wairarapa DHB is piloting a new system that aims to reduce the amount of time patients spend waiting to see a doctor. More >>

AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:43:41 +1200 | UN News

AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares, launching major new UN report in Barbados More >>

Ebola: virus resurfaces in Liberia

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 11:44:13 +1200 | UN News

3 July 2015 – In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating ...More >>

Bullying leads to Auckland being stripped of ICU training

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:17:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Complaints of bullying and harassment by supervisors which have contributed to Auckland’s critical care department losing its training accreditation are further evidence of the appalling culture at executive level, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette ...More >>

“I Choose Living”

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:44:16 +1200 | The Marketing Bureau

When someone is diagnosed with Cancer, the effect at that moment as well as throughout their management & treatment journey can be nightmarish. Everything in their world can come to a halt as they navigate, effectively or otherwise, the realities of their ...More >>

Patient Safety Priority for NZ Dentists After Aus HIV Scare

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:32:53 +1200 | Lumino The Dentists

3 July 2015: Warnings that thousands of dental patients in New South Wales may have been exposed HIV and hepatitis has put the spotlight on equipment dental sterilisation and infection control practices in New Zealand as well as in Australia. The New Zealand ...More >>


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