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Smokefree 2025 At Risk: Government Urged to Listen to Māori

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:31:20 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ could be putting the Smokefree 2025 goal at risk through their scare-mongering tactics and attempts to influence the new Government to turn their backs on a sensible, harm reduction approach to smoking cessation. ...More >>

Have Your Say on the End of Life Choice Bill

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:16:59 +1300 | Clerk of the House

Parliament’s Justice Committee is now seeking public submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

Proposed Drinking Water Solutions Need Careful Due Diligence

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:05:58 +1300 | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) welcomes the Stage 2 report of the Havelock North drinking water inquiry, but has concerns about some of its recommendations. More >>

Respiratory Diseases Claim Thousands of Lives Every Year

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:04:31 +1300 | United Nations

Respiratory Diseases Linked to Seasonal Flu Claim Thousands of Lives Every Year – UN health agency More >>

A welcome step towards improved addiction services

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:36:46 +1300 | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa New Zealand ( dapaanz ) welcomes Hon David Clarke’s designation this week of dapaanz registered practitioners as health professionals under the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) ...More >>

United Arab Emirates assists Regional Children’s Hospital

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:22:23 +1300 | Wellington Hospitals Foundation

United Arab Emirates new Ambassador to New Zealand His Excellency Mr. Saleh Alsuwaidi today presented Bill Day, Chair Wellington Hospitals Foundation with a cheque for US$20,000 to assist sick New Zealand and Pacific Island children.More >>

Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:31:34 +1300 | West Coast DHB

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for 10 days from Monday 8 to Thursday 18 January so pipework can be laid.More >>

Potential new treatment and blood test for small babies

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:24:31 +1300 | Liggins Institute

Potential new treatment and blood test for babies born too small New Zealand research could pave the way for a new, safe treatment for babies whose growth in the womb is stunted by problems with the placenta. The research team have also discovered ...More >>

Whooping Cough Outbreak: Babies And Infants Most at Risk

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:46:07 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough Health

Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, urges parents and caregivers of young children, pregnant women and every person who has close contact with young children or pregnant women to check ...More >>

Up to 3000 Women to Benefit from PHARMAC Decision

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:58:59 +1300 | PHARMAC

Post-menopausal women with early breast cancer will soon be able to have funded zoledronic acid, to prevent the disease spreading into bones. More >>

Wakefield, Bowen, and Royston Hospital acquisitions settled

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:49:00 +1300 | Vital Healthcare Property Trust

Further to the announcement on 1 December 2017, Vital Healthcare Property Trust is pleased to announce that it has settled the acquisitions of Wakefield Hospital, Bowen Hospital and Royston Hospital from Acurity Health Group.More >>

A sweeter experience for patients with diabetes

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:32:44 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

New processes and guidelines mean patients with diabetes will recover faster from surgery and spend less time in hospital. More >>

UN Diphtheria Vaccination Campaign for Rohingya Children

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:15:11 +1300 | United Nations

12 December 2017 – A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees ...More >>

Half the World Lacks Access to Essential Health Services

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:11:57 +1300 | United Nations

13 December 2017 – At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a ...More >>

Drowsy Driver Awareness Day

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:23:51 +1300 | New Zealand Sleep Safety Ltd

This year’s New Zealand Drowsy Driver Awareness Day is a day for celebrating the AKILLA® drowsy driving educational campaign messages spreading to road users around the World.More >>

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $2.75m

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:46:48 +1300 | Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $2.75 million to medical researchers in second half of 2017 More >>

West Coast DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:35:22 +1300 | Westcoast DHB

DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives The West Coast District Health Board has published its annual “Quality Accounts” newspaper, “Focus on People”, to demonstrate the huge number of quality initiatives going on through the health ...More >>

Labour's medicinal cannabis bill a step forward

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:23:14 +1300 | NORML

Medicinal cannabis advocates have welcomed news the Labour-led Government will introduce legislation next week to legalise medicinal cannabis, but say it should allow botanical cannabis, have immediate effect, and let patients and doctors choose self provision ...More >>

New Approach to Dealing with Drug Use by HNZ Tenants

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:34:44 +1300 | NZ Drug Foundation

The Government’s announcement that Housing New Zealand will adopt a new policy when it detects methamphetamine in its rental properties has been enthusiastically welcomed by the Drug Foundation. The change is one of many drug policy priorities ...More >>

New Event Advocates Learning to Transform NZ Communities

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:14:39 +1300 | CORE Education

Thought leaders in education, health and social services will gather to galvanise action on sustainable learning communities at a new two-day forum called Thrive . Created and facilitated by CORE Education , Thrive will be held in Gisborne and Dunedin ...More >>


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