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Southern DHB Encourages Testing on World Hepatitis Day

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:27:14 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Get tested, get treated – this is the message Southern DHB will be promoting as part of World Hepatitis Day this Friday, 28 July. ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’ is the theme for this year, which includes a goal of eliminating Hepatitis B and C in the ...More >>

Rise in E-Cigarettes Linked to Rise in Smokers Quitting

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:16:51 +1200 | Auckland University

New research studying United States smokers has shown the recent rise in e-cigarette use in that country is getting more smokers quitting, according to Professor Chris Bullen of the University of Auckland. Dr Bullen, a Professor of Public Health at ...More >>

Speeding up progress against HIV among youth

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:31:08 +1200 | International Aids Society

(Paris, France) – The world has made great strides in reducing the impact of HIV, and AIDS-related deaths are on the decline in every age group – except among adolescents. New UNAIDS estimates show that young people continue to be at elevated risk for HIV ...More >>

Māori IT Company Lays Foundation for Award Winners

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:12:07 +1200 | Whanau Tahi

Thursday July 27 2017 - Whānau Tahi managing director Ray Noonan says the fact that the Whānau Tahi platform is behind four major category winners at this year’s Pharmacy Awards is timely recognition for an IT company that has always punched above ...More >>

Free Health Advice After Hours From Your Favourite Chair

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:14:15 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Why brave the elements, when you can access health advice from the comfort of home? More >>

Urgent response to drug deaths: accurate information is vital

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:21:15 +1200 | NZ Drug Foundation

The spike in hospital admissions and reported deaths in Auckland as a result of people taking unknown substances is¬ being helped by an information vacuum.More >>

Ground-breaking NZ course for cancer patients

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:41:46 +1200 | Life 2.0

An Auckland woman who survived breast cancer is now working to help others who have finished cancer treatment with a ground-breaking new course to help reduce the risk of recurrence. More >>

Making Health Services More Accessible to Pacific Families

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:42:16 +1200 | Pacific Perspectives

New study hopes to identify ways to making health services more accessible to Pacific families More >>

Collaborative approach to address mental and physical health

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:31:53 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou) and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) are delighted their “Equally Well” was launched in Australia today by Professor Allan Fels, Chair of the National Mental Health Commission ...More >>

Sweet Rebellion: campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:27:37 +1200 | Sweet Rebellion

Sweet Rebellion: a campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in New Zealand Dr. Tiffany Parmenter, BSc(hons), PhD on behalf of Sweet Rebellion. Recently, as part of our undergraduate medical training, we undertook a project aiming to devise strategies ...More >>

PM 24/7/17: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:57:41 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened today's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting the announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners' a vehicle for Government and private investment in infrastructure for housing, which allows councils to fund projects ...More >>

Throat cancer - an unexpected journey

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:23:14 +1200 | Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards

Ear ache and a lump in her throat turned into an unexpected cancer journey for Cosette Calder. More >>

Love your bones

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:48:09 +1200 | Massey University

Osteoporosis is one of the leading healthcare issues worldwide. Characterised by reduced bone tissue and changes in bone structure, osteoporosis increases fragility and risk of fractures in older adults. It is estimated about 22 per cent of women ...More >>

All Kiwis to have same standard of cancer care

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:34:39 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

All Kiwis to have same standard of cancer care National Cancer Agency to drive fresh approach Embargoed to 12 noon Sunday July 23 Labour is promising that all New Zealanders will have access to the same level of cancer care no matter where they live in the ...More >>

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:56:02 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer: Response to Labour Announcement on Cancer Care Every year 3,000 men in this country are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 600 die – more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than women diagnosed with ...More >>

Cleaning up After a Flood

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:20:39 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Cleaning up After a Flood Please attribute comments below to Dr Alistair Humphrey, Medical Officer of Health If your home or property was affected by the floods over the past few days, below are some tips to help as you embark on the clean-up. • ...More >>

Philip Shouler on Bowel Cancer Screening

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:07:40 +1200 | Philip Shouler

I can imagine that with this weeks' announcement of the first 2 DHB's in NZ to start bowel cancer screening that those responsible will be beating their chests with pride and self importance.More >>

Synthetic cannabis - Expert reaction

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:23:49 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The Chief Coroner and NZ Police have issued a warning following at least seven recent deaths in Auckland that they say appears to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis. More >>

Spike in Synthetic Cannabis Related Incidents And Deaths

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:35:09 +1200 | Joint Press Release

St John and Auckland District Health Board and are asking the public to refrain from taking synthetic cannabis products due the detrimental effect they are having on health, lives, and emergency health care.More >>

Government message to DHB heads: ‘Keep quiet or else’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:25:59 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Treasury’s release of papers about Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) financial performance appears to have been deliberately designed to intimidate and silence senior DHB officials who have dared to question the adequacy of government ...More >>


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