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Altogether Autism Rejects Measles Vaccine Myth

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:47:15 +1300 | Altogether Autism

24 March 2017 - THE COUNTRY’S leading provider of trusted autism information and advice has come out strongly against claims of a link between vaccinations and autism in its latest Altogether Autism journal published today.More >>

Fisherman found at Omaha Beach

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:16:04 +1300 | New Zealand Police

At approximately 10.50am this morning Police were notified that a man that had gone out fishing in his kayak at Omaha and had not returned. More >>

New measles case confirmed in Auckland

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:29:22 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms.More >>

Health warning removed for algal bloom in Cust River

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:41:35 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

MEDIA RELEASE March 23, 2017 Health warning removed for algal bloom in Cust River near Skewbridge Road The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its potentially toxic cyanobacteria (algal) bloom health ...More >>

Hair flying at Farmers St Lukes for celebrity Shave

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:50:59 +1300 | Shave For Cure

Hair was flying at Farmers St Lukes today Thursday March 23rd from 12-2pm, when a number of New Zealand celebrities showed off their hairdressing talents for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC’s) iconic Shave for a Cure campaign.More >>

Speaking tour by Dr Charles Lapp

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:19:08 +1300 | Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Soci

ANZMES (Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society) is pleased to host a speaking tour by Dr Charles Lapp, Physician and Medical Director of Hunter Hopkins Centre in North Carolina, USA. Dr Lapp is widely recognised both nationally and internationally ...More >>

Managing tuberculosis (TB) with your smart phone

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:44:26 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Public health nurse Carolyn Pye is celebrating world TB day this Friday with two awards under her arm after her project team won accolades for using digital devices to manage the disease.More >>

New policy for major trauma patients

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:19:03 +1300 | St John

Transporting patients with severe injuries directly to the most appropriate hospital whenever it is feasible and safe to do so is the objective behind a Major Trauma policy launched today by St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and the National Major ...More >>

Upside Biotechnologies raises $2.3 mln in funding round

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:00:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - Upside Biotechnologies, a regenerative medicine start-up, said it has successfully raised $2.3 million in its Series A funding round. More >>

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:15:30 +1300 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General ...More >>

Survey Reveals High Levels Of Salt In Bread

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:59:47 +1300 | Stroke Foundation

A new study has found families may be eating surprisingly high levels of salt in their morning toast and lunchtime sandwiches – possibly as much as a bag of potato chips.More >>

Mylan Initiates Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector in NZ

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:42:03 +1300 | Mylan New Zealand

Mylan New Zealand Ltd, following consultation with Medsafe, Ministry of Health, New Zealand is recalling the following batches of EpiPen® 300 microgram (µg) Adrenaline Auto-Injectors due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part ...More >>

Study improves prediction of movement recovery

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:24:33 +1300 | Health Research Council

Kiwi researchers have developed a new and simple process that is helping therapists accurately predict how well their patients will regain the use of their hands and arms after a stroke.   Associate Professor Cathy Stinear and her team at the University ...More >>

NZ research is improving stroke patients rehabilitation

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:21:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says new internationally-recognised research that aims to improve rehabilitation of people after they have a stroke is an important step forward.More >>

Getting to Zero: Global Social Work Responds to HIV

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:28:44 +1300 | Massey University

With 2030 fast approaching, the goal of ending the world HIV/AIDS epidemic is an ambitious one. Now a new joint publication from the International Association of Schools and Social Work (IASSW) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ...More >>

Dunedin Study team wins 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prize

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:03:24 +1300 | PM's Science Prizes

A research team that attracts millions of dollars of overseas funding annually and has influenced health and social policies internationally has been awarded the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.More >>

Students Support Waikato Medical School

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:34:21 +1300 | Waikato Students' Union

March 23, 2017 – Waikato Students’ Union President William Lewis is pleased to announce the Union’s support of the University of Waikato’s proposed medical school.More >>

DHBs are in a deepening financial hole

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:01:25 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s District Health Boards are in a financial hole with deficits deteriorating rapidly, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Euthanasia ‘Elephant In The Room’ - Healthcare Costs

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:00:51 +1300 | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the example of a cancer patient being turned away because of her potential healthcare costs is a disturbing development which will only be exacerbated by allowing euthanasia in to our laws. The woman with terminal cancer ...More >>

AFT Pharmaceuticals In-Licenses NovaTears® in Australia & NZ

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:37:40 +1300 | AFT Pharmaceuticals

AFT Pharmaceuticals (AFT) has completed a licensing agreement with Novaliq, a German specialty pharmaceutical company, to distribute NovaTears® in Australia and New Zealand.More >>


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