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Inspiration for Kidney Donor Walkers

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:36:26 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

A Whangarei couple, travelling the length of New Zealand to raise awareness for kidney donation, have been re-inspired by seven potential donors coming forward since they set off two weeks ago.More >>

Response to Russell Brown and Tertiary Education Union

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 14:36:15 +1300 | Jordan Williams

The allegation that I have worked with others to discredit public health efforts is wrong. My public comments in relation to public health researchers have been where academics have mislead the public about official support or endorsement, and where ...More >>

NZ Resuscitation Rates Surpassing International Services

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:34:49 +1300 | St John

St John’s First Annual Cardiac Arrest Report Reveals Resuscitation Rates in New Zealand Are Surpassing Those of Comparable Ambulance Services Internationally. More >>

Sue’s Heart Has Been in Nursing, Retirement Looms

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:25:12 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

Sue Martin has spent the last 41 years and nine months doing what she always dreamed about – being a nurse. More >>

Tasks aplenty for new Health Minister

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:16:25 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

One of the first jobs for the new Minister of Health must be to provide an honest and transparent report into surgery waiting times and exactly how many Kiwis are not having their health needs met, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

Medical emergency and a Horse riding accident

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:19:11 +1300 | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North based Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Marton this morning at around 9:30 am for a 9 year old girl suffering a medical emergency. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious ...More >>

Waitemata DHB Leads the Way in Improving Patient Safety

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:09:21 +1300 | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board’s drive to improve patient safety and care has reached a new highwith the DHB ranked top for use of the surgical safety checklist and third for reducing risk of falling first of the major metropolitan DHBs.More >>

CPLF looks forward to focus on pharmacists

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:20:22 +1300 | Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) is extremely pleased to hear that there will be a focus on enhancing the role of pharmacists as part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement announced on Monday between National and UnitedFuture. More >>

Bubbles Week 13-19 October 2014

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:08:09 +1300 | Cystic Fibrosis Association

It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it’s for a good cause. Bubbles Week from 13 to 19 October is New Zealand’s national awareness week for Cystic Fibrosis and will see thousands of Kiwis helping to raise money for those living with the condition.More >>

Anti-fluoride ad is pulled after yet another ASA ruling

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:54:52 +1300 | New Zealand Dental Association

The NZ Dental Association acknowledges the Advertising Standards Authority on their recent decision, that of finding yet another Fluoride Free NZ advertisement to be misleading.More >>

Southern DHB kicks off Awareness Campaign

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:58:14 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

This week sees the launch of a Southern DHB campaign to help the general public understand the options available to them if they are unwell and to ensure they get the right care in the right place at the right time in the right place.More >>

New Room for Stillbirth and Neonatal Loss at Whangarei

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:51:26 +1300 | Northland DHB

A special room dedicated to stillbirth and neonatal loss in Whangarei Hospital’s new maternity unit will be fantastic, says a mother who delivered a still born earlier this year.More >>

Ebola unlikely in New Zealand, but we’re ready

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:36:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says New Zealand is well placed to detect and respond to Ebola if it were to reach the country. More >>

No ‘Health Halo’ for Sports Drinks

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:54:32 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is opposing proposed changes to food regulations that would see sports drinks marketed as healthy. More >>

Texas Confirms Ebola Case

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:08:24 +1300 | Texas Department of State Health Services

A Texas hospital patient has tested positive for Ebola, making the patient the first case diagnosed in the United States. The test was conducted at the state public health laboratory in Austin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:52:42 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality. To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked ...More >>

Medical malpractices: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:27:15 +1300 | Citizen News Service

Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel? By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 1 October 2014 More >>

Recall of Macro Almond Spread 250g

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:40:58 +1300 | Countdown

Tuesday, 30 September 2014: Countdown has issued a recall of Macro Almond Spread 250g sold in Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue stores nationwide. More >>

Update - Motor vehicle crash on SH1 at Waikuku

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:34:42 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a 19 year old man has been flow to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition following a three-vehicle crash on SH1 outside the Waikuku Z Service Station at approximately 3.30pm today. A mother and young child and another ...More >>

Use it or lose it!

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:06 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

There are 278,800 New Zealanders aged over 65 who have been diagnosed with arthritis. And given one of the most beneficial things they can do is to remain active, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby reminds us of the importance of exercise, ...More >>


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