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On the Nation: Plain Packaging Debate

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:48:43 +1200 | The Nation

Imperial Tobacco leaves open possibility of law suit against New Zealand government if plain packaging is introduced, as planned. Says it’s a “last resort” but “of course we will defend the right to use our brands”. More >>

New Study set to Investigate Impact of Poor Vision

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:54:54 +1200 | Essilor Vision Foundation

A new Massey University study is underway to investigate the impact of poor vision on the education potential of low decile primary school students. More >>

Professor Henry Brodaty wins the 2016 Ryman Prize

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:15:16 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

Professor Henry Brodaty wins the 2016 Ryman Prize World class researcher, clinician, advocate and pioneer recognised for three decades of work More >>

NTCELL® Parkinson’s trial results to be presented in Berlin

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:55:44 +1200 | LCT Global

As advised in our 7 June announcement of the trial results, Dr Barry Snow is presenting 81 week+ data on the safely and clinical effects of NTCELL in patients with Parkinson’s disease at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement ...More >>

Error prevention and VR learning win HealthTech awards

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:34:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) - A medical device aimed at preventing medication errors in hospitals and a virtual reality simulator for teaching radiologists are winners of this year’s HealthTech awards.More >>

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:17:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest results from the Kiwis Count survey show New Zealanders continue to experience high levels of patient satisfaction with the health sector. “Kiwis Count is an ...More >>

Weighty future in store for pre-term babies

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:13:38 +1200 | Liggins Institute

Parents of premature babies need to be extra vigilant in ensuring their children eat a good diet and remain active, with researchers today revealing a link between pre-term birth and weight-related health complications in later life.More >>

New steps to tackle worsening Asian heart health

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:52:19 +1200 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is taking action to help address the declining heart health of Asians living in New Zealand, as indicated by concerning statistics. More >>

$7.9m for long-term health conditions research

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:03:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the opening of applications for a new $7.9 million research fund to help improve the management of long-term health conditions.More >>

Pacific Edge and MKM Health win NZ Healthcare Awards

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:04:59 +1200 | Trio Communications

A non-invasive diagnostic system that checks urine samples for signs of bladder cancer and enables patients to get a fast, accurate diagnosis has won the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) Innovation Award for 2016.More >>

Health technology contributes $1.3 billion to economy

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:51:04 +1200 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s health information technology (IT) and medical device companies turned over $1.3 billion last year contributing substantially to the economy, according to a major New Zealand Health Technology Review released today.More >>

Sky Bridge next major step

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:41:16 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key today opened North Shore Hospital’s new Sky Bridge linking the Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) with the main hospital tower as part of plans to further integrate and expand services on the North Shore Hospital ...More >>

U.S. 3D Printed Bionic Limbs Expert Joins Science Festival

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:18:47 +1200 | The New Zealand International Science Festival

The founder of a non-profit organisation devoted to gifting personalised bionic limbs to children in need will join this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin.More >>

Doctor to rub shoulders with Kiwi rugby elites

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:12:08 +1200 | Lincoln University

An orthopaedic surgeon who works with Japan’s under-20 rugby team has come to Lincoln University to get more experience working with professional rugby players. More >>

Does a sweet tooth affect sugar intake?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:13:51 +1200 | Massey University

It has long been known taste plays an important role in many of our food choices, but what if we knew whether having a so-called “sweet tooth” did indeed lead to a sugar habit?More >>

CanSurvive Results in Australia

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:49:45 +1200 | Can Survive

You may be impressed by the exceptional results of our local pink dragons Wellington's breast cancer survivor team, CanSurvive, in Australia over the weekend. More >>

NZSMI elects new officers

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:30:27 +1200 | NZSMI

June 20, 2016 – Mitch Cuevas is the newly-elected president of consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI). He was previously vice-president of SMI.More >>

Motor Neurone Disease- Latest News

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:24:22 +1200 | MND Association

Global MND/ALS Awareness Day is June 21, 2016 • Walks 2 D'Feet MND to be held in 12 New Zealand cities and towns on September 25th • Three inspiring women with MND take the lead • Well-known Kiwis join upcoming campaign More >>

Cansurvive Champions Across the Ditch

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:23:05 +1200 | Can Survive

You may be impressed by the exceptional results of our local pink dragons in Australia over the weekend. As a fitting end to a hugely successful season, the breast cancer survivor Cansurvive Dragonboat Team are proudly bringing home the silverware again.More >>

Māori and Pacific focus for quit smoking research

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:22:52 +1200 | University of Auckland

Māori and Pacific focus for quit smoking research Media Release - University of Auckland - 20 June 2016 Two research studies aimed at the goal of reduced smoking among New Zealanders to five percent or less by 2025, will go ahead at the University ...More >>


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