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Waimarama Boil Water Notice lifted

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:53:08 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Consistently clear water tests and the completion of an investigation into the cause of the initial e-Coli test results have allowed the notice to be lifted, said Hastings District Council asset manager Craig Thew.More >>

Hospital upgrades scanner technology

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:50:37 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

All hands were on deck on Thursday when Wellington Regional Hospital took possession of its new CT scanner. More >>

Auckland brain researchers show how Parkinson’s spreads

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:32:41 +1300 | University of Auckland

Media Release - University of Auckland - 24 February 2017 Researchers at the University of Auckland have provided the first strong evidence on how Parkinson’s disease spreads in the brain, helping to advance treatment of the disease. In a paper, published ...More >>

Recognising those living with diabetes

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:03:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today acknowledged people with diabetes who are successfully managing the condition to live full and active lives. More >>

Get on board with cruise cover

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:17:14 +1300 | Compare Travel Insurance

Preparing to soak up the sun and scenery on board a Kiwi cruise? You may want to consider cruise cover before you set sail. More >>

Water quality at the heart of healthy communities

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:07:12 +1300 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The quality of New Zealand’s waterways and drinking water cannot be compromised and the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities must not be put at risk, even in the short term, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ...More >>

Port Hills Fire Public Update – 1pm

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:15:38 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Fire services advise that 90% of the fire perimeter area is now considered to be controlled. Controlled is defined as bare earth or blacked out ground for at least 10 metres.More >>

Brain health team visits Hawkes Bay

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:44:43 +1300 | University of Auckland

Brain health research will be the focus of a display at this week’s Te Matatini Kapa Haka festival in Hawkes Bay. More >>

Settlement of NZRDA MECA Reached

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:23:19 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today. More >>

Options and Expectations for Cannabis-based products

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:02:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has written to medical and pharmaceutical organisations clarifying the range of appropriately manufactured cannabis-based products that could be prescribed in New Zealand.More >>

Two Firsts in Bay of Plenty Health Target Success

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:01:47 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Improving performance and two firsts are the story of this quarter’s health target results in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

How well are we recovering?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:44:38 +1300 | AUT University

A look at work limitations four years after mild traumatic brain injury A new study from researchers at the Auckland University of Technology’s National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neuroscience has discovered a dramatic link between people ...More >>

Latest health target results – West Coast

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show West Coast DHB has made good progress, but there’s more to be done. More >>

Professor on international respiratory disease panel

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:12:04 +1300 | University of Auckland

Decades of international leadership on asthma and allergies, especially in children, and of the Global Asthma Network, has led to a New Zealand paediatrician being appointed to the first World Health Organisation expert panel on non-communicable diseases.More >>

Canterbury Health System's one million electronic referrals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:57:27 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Electronic referrals by Canterbury clinicians through the South Island’s Electronic Request Management System (ERMS) have just passed the one million milestone. More >>

Strength training carries weight for obese teens

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:53:41 +1300 | Lincoln University

Strength training is a must-do for obese teenagers and even outperforms cardio when it comes to health benefits. That’s according to Lincoln University Sport and Recreation Associate Professor Mike Hamlin, who has evaluated existing research on how exercise ...More >>

Māori and Pacific more vulnerable to pancreas diseases

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:23:07 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of acute pancreatitis in the world with Māori and Pacific people at more than double the risk of developing pancreatitis and post-pancreatitis diabetes than New Zealand Europeans.More >>

UC research targets dozens of incurable diseases

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:56:36 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are working on a revolutionary drug-targeting system that could one day be used to treat a range of fatal, inherited diseases caused by genetic enzyme deficiencies.More >>

Air ambulance services centralised

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:37:15 +1300 | St John

A two-year long trial to centralise the co-ordination and dispatch of national air ambulance helicopter services will get underway today. More >>

David Flacks chairs Upside Biotechnologies

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:23:51 +1300 | Upside Biotechnologies

Regenerative medicine company, Upside Biotechnologies , has appointed lawyer and experienced director David Flacks as Board chair. More >>


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