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Proposed changes restrict sunbeds, manage infectious disease

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:01:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed the introduction of the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill to Parliament, which will amend the Health Act to make sunbeds R18 and improve the management of serious infectious diseases.More >>

Call for innovative health IT ideas

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:37:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging health professionals to take part in the annual Clinicians’ Challenge by submitting their IT solutions to improve health services.More >>

Poisons Centre 50 years; celebration or wake?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:20:20 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s plan to roll a number of helpline services together looks set to proceed with disastrous consequences, Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson David Clark says.More >>

More scholarships for nurse graduates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:23:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The government is investing an extra $1.5 million to give 25 graduate nurses scholarships to work in general practices in some of New Zealand’s higher need communities next year.More >>

Agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:59:45 +1200 | United Nations

30 July 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms.More >>

Thomas Russell fund

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:00:13 +1200 | Michael Guerin

Racing industry participants are being given a unique opportunity to help severely injured jockey Thomas Russell. Russell remains in intensive care in Christchurch Hospital with no feeling below his neck after a trackwork fall at Bulls last month.More >>

Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:04 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Moves by the Government to increase the number of training placements for nursing graduates will be seen for what they are – a cynical election ploy, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

Prevention technologies for HIV and STIs at AIDS 2014

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:03:54 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

Women of reproductive age have a need for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and family planning methods. More importantly, women need prevention tools/methods that are under their control and do not leave them at the mercy of ...More >>

200 more training places for graduate nurses

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:53:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next year. Mr Ryall says the $2.8 million investment will bring the total number of places available on the Nurse Entry to Practice programme ...More >>

Treatment A Game Changer For Breast Cancer

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:15:14 +1200 | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The news that Intrabeam, the revolutionary one dose, one time treatment for early-stage breast cancer is being made available to women in the UK by Britain’s national health service has been welcomed by New Zealand breast cancer organisations.More >>

MDHB involved in Enhanced Recovery after Surgery project

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:36:09 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board, like other DHBs, is taking part in the national Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programme aimed at improving patient outcomes and recovery after orthopaedic surgery.More >>

Immunisation expert to advise global NGO

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:51:42 +1200 | University of Auckland

A New Zealand immunisation expert has been invited to join the World Health Organisation’s strategic advisory group on immunisation. More >>

Center for American Progress' India: 2020 Program

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:37:46 +1200 | US Department Of State

Neera, thank you very, very much. Thank you for confirming to me your mother’s fealty. (Laughter.) I’m deeply appreciative for her support through the years and I’m sorry we lost you when you were 18, but I’m glad you wound up here, as is ...More >>

Gaza Statement by International Lawyers/HRDs

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:04 +1200 | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014 More >>

Vodafone gives $100,000 for new Wellington Free Ambulance

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:09:30 +1200 | Vodafone

Wellingtonians will have another new ambulance on the road with the launch of a new free ambulance enabled by corporate donations – including $100,000 from Vodafone. More >>

ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:08:53 +1200 | US Department Of State

Remarks Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Commonwealth Club San Francisco, CA As Prepared for Delivery More >>

Drinkable Sunscreen Hard to Swallow

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:57 +1200 | Society for Science Based Healthcare

A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority against Osmosis Skincare has been upheld , regarding advertisements on their website for their "UV Protection" product, made of " Harmonized Water ".More >>

More emphasis on microbes required in food safety

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:37:54 +1200 | Lincoln University

Current concepts regarding food safety and security may be inadequate for fully addressing what is an increasingly complex issue. That’s according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Dr Malik Hussain.More >>

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:55 +1200 | Stop Patriarchy

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas As SCOTUS clamps down on Repro Rights - Stop Patriarchy Mobilizing Nationally to Front Lines of Battle More >>

Funding puts asthma anomaly under scrutiny

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:01:52 +1200 | Massey University

Health researchers at Massey University have been awarded nearly $1.2 million to identify an anomaly in one particular underlying cause of asthma in New Zealand. More >>


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