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Inaugural Stoptober Delivers Smoke Free Life for Thousands

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:48:00 +1300 | Stoptober

Twice as many females commit to stop smoking and over half of quitters are aged 25-44 More >>

High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:31:20 +1300 | Science Media Centre

High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond A high milk intake in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death, suggests Swedish research. More >>

Peter Dunne Speech to NZ Self Medication Industry Conference

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:46:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It is a pleasure for me to be here this morning to open and welcome you to this year’s New Zealand Self Medication Industry Conference. This year’s conference will continue to promote self-care as a solution to some of challenges facing the health care system ...More >>

Scholarship key to further study for Invercargill nurse

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:11:31 +1300 | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

Invercargill nurse Carmen Rewi says postgraduate study is an important next step in her career path, one she wouldn’t have been able to undertake without a Medibank Community Fund post graduate scholarship for Māori nurses.More >>

Scholarship great incentive for South Auckland nurse

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:10:28 +1300 | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

South Auckland community Māori mental health nurse Donna Tearii says being awarded a Medibank Community Fund post graduate scholarship for Māori nurses is a great incentive to further her studies.More >>

All Systems Go with Hospital Park & Ride Shuttle

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:08:34 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Park & Ride shuttle service got fully into gear at Christchurch Hospital yesterday (Tuesday, October 28, 2014). More >>

Strategic partnership sees NZ biotech innovation go global

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:46:04 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute has today announced a global distribution agreement with international analytical and chemical company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, to supply Cawthron’s unique, high-value marine biotoxins to laboratories worldwide.More >>

Combination prevention is key to ending AIDS

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:08:08 +1300 | Bobby Ramakant

As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical ...More >>

WHO launches new guidelines on management of latent TB

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:05:42 +1300 | Shobha Shukla

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease.More >>

Top researchers and scholars elected as Fellows

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:02:08 +1300 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Twelve top New Zealand researchers and scholars in basic and applied science and the humanities have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today.More >>

Madagascar Welcomes Mercy Ships, 8 Months of Free Surgeries

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:35:50 +1300 | Mercy Ships NZ

Amidst celebrations, His Excellency President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and his wife, Voahangy Rajaonarimampianina, along with Prime Minister Roger Kolo and his wife, Zakia Katoun, personally welcomed the world’s largest civilian hospital ship into ...More >>

Orion Health set to list on NZX Main Board and ASX

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:17:40 +1300 | Orion Health

Global healthcare software provider Orion Health Group Limited (Orion Health) has today registered a prospectus, under which it is looking to raise between $120 million and $150 million through the issue of new ordinary shares and under which interests ...More >>

Living with Psoriasis is more than skin deep

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:19:29 +1300 | Senate SHJ

29 October 2014 - Living with psoriasis can affect many aspects of your daily life including your overall physiological and emotional health1. To coincide with World Psoriasis Day (29 October) and help people understand and manage their condition ...More >>

Small lungs, Big voices

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:02:25 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Who says you need a big set of lungs to bust out a ballad? That’s the motto staff and patients at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) are living by as patients with chronic lung disease are now singing for therapy. Chronic obstructive ...More >>

Children in Laos Benefit from Kiwi Ophthalmologist’s Skill

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:18:09 +1300 | Impact PR

A top paediatric ophthalmologist from Auckland Eye is helping train a specialist eye surgeon in Laos to deal with high levels of preventable blindness amongst children. More >>

Health professionals call to give trade deal a health check

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:58:03 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders. More >>

NZMA supports call for TPPA assessment

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:48:25 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Association

The NZMA supports the call by a number of other health sector organisations for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA) on our health system and our ability to achieve legitimate public ...More >>

Wellington researchers seek emphysema patients for study

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:09:58 +1300 | Palin Communictions

Wellington researchers seek patients aged 40 and over with chronic bronchitis or emphysema for worldwide study More >>

Remarks With Sir Elton John Before Their Meeting

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:11:48 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: It’s my enormous pleasure to welcome Sir Elton John here to the State Department. We met a few years ago when we were talking and I was still in the Senate about the challenge of PEPFAR and creating the next AIDS-free – the ...More >>

Saturated fat is still the enemy

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:05:52 +1300 | University of Otago

A group of University of Otago researchers is warning that the promotion of low carb/high fat diets risks harming public health. More >>


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