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SMC Heads-Up: E-cigarettes, SMCs gather in NZ, crisis advice

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:33:45 +1200 | Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up:E-cigarettes risks highlighted, SMCs gather in NZ, science advice in times of crisis More >>

Mental Health review

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:04:45 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

An independent external review of MidCentral District Health Board’s mental health service following the apparent self-inflicted deaths of two inpatients earlier this year, has made 44 recommendations for improvements to the service.More >>

Ebola Caseload Could Exceed 20,000 in Course of Emergency

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:42:11 +1200 | UN News

A health worker checks a blood sample for Ebola at Kenema government hospital, Sierra Leone. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard More >>

Halberg partners with Flight Centre Foundation

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:49:35 +1200 | Halberg Disability Sport Foundation

29 August 2014 HALBERG PARTNERS WITH FLIGHT CENTRE FOUNDATION TO ‘HANG 10’ Surf events to be held over summer for physically disabled young Kiwis More >>

Reducing pain, increasing prevention

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:50:35 +1200 | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Sandra Kirby, welcomed Hon. Tony Ryall’s ‘promise’ yesterday that a re-elected National government will invest $36m over the next three years in a plan to help New Zealanders live free from bone, muscle ...More >>

Now’s the time for cervical screening

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:57:22 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

Cervical Screening Awareness Month is coming up in September and MidCentral DHB is encouraging women who are due, or overdue, to book a smear test now. More >>

South Island Patient Information Care System Approved

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:37:02 +1200 | South Island Alliance

The South Island Alliance, a collaboration of the five South Island DHBs, is one-step closer to realising its vision for a more efficient and sustainable South Island health and disability system, as one of its core IT programmes has been signed off ...More >>

Submissions sought on mosquito repellent

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:27:33 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on a portable mosquito repellent for use outdoors. The repellent consists of a strip impregnated with metofluthrin, a substance from the pyrethroid family.More >>

Clinic making a difference in the Solomons

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:13:14 +1200 | Peak Appearance

Hawke’s Bay’s leading appearance and cosmetic medicine practice, Peak Appearance has partnered with Interplast Australia and New Zealand to sponsor a nurse educator training programme in the Solomon Islands. More >>

Annual Carnation Day Street Appeal

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:42:13 +1200 | Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society

Many of us are affected by Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease, with one person in 1,000 living with MS and one in 500 living with Parkinson’s. More >>

Cervical Screening Awareness Campaign begins

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:03:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes Cervical Screening Awareness Month this September encouraging women to get up to date with their cervical smears. More >>

Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:59:28 +1200 | UN News

28 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the ...More >>

New patient IT system for South Island hospitals

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:46:14 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister Tony Ryall has given the go-ahead for the introduction of a single patient information system to all hospitals in the South Island. More >>

The Warehouse customers donate $165,694 to Youthline

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:13:55 +1200 | Youthline

Youthline’s national youth helpline will be given a boost from The Warehouse following a successful in-store pen campaign. More >>

First Global Conference on Science Advice to Governments

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:27:39 +1200 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

I want to welcome you to Auckland. When we planned this meeting we did not expect to be in the middle of an election campaign - an election which has been brought forward because NZ has the chance for the first time to be at G20 and there is broad ...More >>

Workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against disease

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:29:10 +1200 | UN News

27 August 2014 – A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, ...More >>

Dementia is Scariest for Baby Boomers - expert here in NZ

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:37 +1200 | PRaxis Public Relations Ltd

Getting dementia tops the list of fears for older people including baby boomers, says a celebrated world authority on ageing and spirituality. More >>

Workshop Aims to Boost Africa’s Defences Against Ebola

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:23:31 +1200 | UN News

Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNFPA Liberia More >>

Reducing pain, increasing prevention

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:56:12 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National government will invest $50 million extra of new money over the next three years in a plan to help New Zealanders live free from bone, muscle and joint pain and provide thousands more people with elective surgery. More >>

Cancer treatment to be sped up even further

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:53:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

If your doctor suspects you have cancer, the Government will ensure you see a cancer specialist and receive treatment faster than ever before. More >>


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