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New food service rolls out at Dunedin Hospital

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:18:24 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Following the smooth implementation of a new patient menu and food model provided by Compass Group at Southland Hospital on 11 January 2016, Dunedin and Wakari hospitals will transition to the same menu and food model today.More >>

Where Have All The Children Gone?

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:48:53 +1300 | Right To Life

Nearly 50,000 5 year olds commenced their schooling in the first week of February, happy and laughing with the joy of living. Sadly there were 15,863 5 year olds missing. These are the children who were considered of little worth and whose lives were terminated ...More >>

Encouraging Immunisation for Older Children

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:44:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to remind parents and caregivers of older children about the school based immunisation programme. “While infant immunisation rates have dramatically improved since 2008, immunisation ...More >>

David Matthews on the 2018 Disability Survey

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:28:05 +1300 | Liam Butler

David Matthews Chief Executive CCS Disability Action gives his opinion to Liam Butler regarding the cancellation of the 2018 Disability Survey. More >>

More treatments funded for respiratory disease

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:12:27 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is funding six new medicines that will improve treatment options for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). More >>

Promising advances in prevention of rheumatic fever

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:42:22 +1300 | University of Otago

Leading health researchers and practitioners are meeting today to work towards preventing and controlling rheumatic fever across New Zealand and Australia. The experts are gathering at a one-day seminar at the 20th Public Health Summer School run by the ...More >>

Wellington Medical Researchers Invited to Apply for Grants

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:57:15 +1300 | Wellington Medical Research Foundation

WELLINGTON MEDICAL RESEARCHERS INVITED TO APPLY FOR RESEARCH & TRAVEL GRANTS The Wellington Medical Research Foundation invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the Foundation’s ...More >>

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation warns of spike in illness

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:18:42 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Back to school and breathless: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ warns of spike in illness If your child falls sick not long after returning to school, you’re not alone. Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is encouraging parents to prepare ...More >>

Disability Strategy reference group gets to work

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:06:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced appointments to the New Zealand Disability Strategy revision reference group, who will begin work on revising this important national vision next week.More >>

One Stop Guide to Best Practice

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:39:34 +1300 | Council Of Medical Colleges

The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) today launched A Best Practice Guide for continuous practice improvement for doctors. More >>

RSA takes strategic steps to improve support for serving

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:38:32 +1300 | NZ Returned and Services Association

RSA takes strategic steps to improve support for serving and ex-NZDF personnel and their dependants More >>

TPPA Still Needs an Independent Health Impact Assessment

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:48:49 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

TPPA Still Needs an Independent Health Impact Assessment The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) urges the Government to facilitate an independent Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ...More >>

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:42:05 +1300 | Triathlon New Zealand

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg – Targets Second World Champs at Kinloch Stephen Houghton has completely turned his life around. Six years ago he was very unwell. He weighed 151kg, had heart and cholesterol problems, sleep apnea and was pre-diabetic. But ...More >>

The moon-shot to cure cancer

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:32:48 +1300 | Malaghan Institute

Today is World Cancer Day, a day marked around the globe by activities to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. More >>

LCT receives ethics approval for Phase IIb Parkinson’s trial

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:47:33 +1300 | Living Cell Technologies

3 February 2016 – Sydney, Australia & Auckland, New Zealand – Living Cell Technologies has received approval from the Northern A Health and Disability Ethics Committee for the Phase IIb clinical trial of NTCELL® for Parkinson’s disease. ...More >>

Dramatic improvement in forest industry safety record

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:40:27 +1300 | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Following a spate of workplace deaths in 2013, New Zealand’s forestry industry has set a shining example in improved safety performance nationally over the past three years. Annual serious harm incident rates dropped in half over the past two ...More >>

Brain health Expo in Tāmaki this year

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:14:12 +1300 | University of Auckland

A dynamic brain health expo – Brain Day Auckland 2016 - showcasing the latest in brain research and wellbeing will be held at the University of Auckland’s Tāmaki Innovation Campus next month..More >>

5 Burning Questions Kiwi Cancer Researchers Could Answer

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:39:58 +1300 | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

February 4, World Cancer Day, is a chance to reflect on the burning questions that remain unanswered for the disease that is now the single biggest cause of death for New Zealanders.[1]More >>

TPPA Impact on Health a Significant Concern

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:47:14 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s very disappointing that the Government continues to press ahead with the flawed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) despite significant concerns raised by senior health professionals and many others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ...More >>

Lead poisoning in children associated with lead-based paint

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:42:35 +1300 | Massey University

Lead poisoning notifications for children in 2014 continue to highlight the risk from exposure to lead-based paint for Kiwi kids. More >>


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