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NZNO Award – Services to Nursing and Midwifery 2017

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:56:13 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO Award – Services to Nursing and Midwifery 2017 This year there are two recipients of the NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award. Dr Helen Snell and Pepe Sinclair. NZNO President Grant Brookes presented the awards at the Annual Conference at Te ...More >>

First study of inflammatory bowel disease rates in Kiwi kids

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:58:43 +1200 | University of Otago

Rates of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn’s disease among South Island children are up to three times higher than their North Island counterparts, the first New Zealand prevalence study has found.More >>

Study shows General Practices at health training capacity

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:31:45 +1200 | University of Otago

A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity.More >>

Toddler Would be Left to Die Under New Zealand Health System

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:52:12 +1200 | New Zealand Pompe Network

My daughter Molly has an inherited disorder called Pompe Disease – a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Although there is no cure for this disease, individuals that suffer from Pompe are given hope to live a relatively normal life with the drug named ...More >>

New Herbal Medicine College Opens in Christhurch

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:42:33 +1200 | SIMH

A new, natural medicine college, has today opened its doors in Christchurch. The Southern Institute of Medical Herbalism (SIMH) is now offering an in-depth, immersive, 3-year Diploma in Medical Herbalism via in-person and online learning. More >>

Kerri Nuku Wins NZNO Award of Honour 2017

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:15:32 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO Award of Honour 2017 At Wednesday night’s Annual Conference Awards Dinner, the NZNO Award of Honour was presented. The award is granted biennially. The nomination for Kerri Nuku met the criteria for the award. Ms Nuku was presented with the award ...More >>

Solving obesity epidemic can start at home

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:15:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found.More >>

Jess Tiplady Wins NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:13:50 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017 The 2017 Young Nurse of the Year was announced at last night’s NZNO Annual Conference dinner at Te Papa and went to Jess Tiplady , Nurse Practitioner from Auckland. Jess Tiplady works at the Greenstone Family Clinic, ...More >>

Pompe Patients Plea for Funding

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:26:44 +1200 | New Zealand Pompe Network

Pompe Disease patients are being ignored by National Party candidates and the Prime Minister in the lead up to this weekend’s general election. More >>

Elderly tenants take Tāmaki Regeneration to the High Court

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:45:11 +1200 | Niki Eviction

Two days before the 2017 General Election, state housing advocates and supporters will march and assemble at the Auckland High Court where the appeal of Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti will be heard.More >>

Pahiatua Railcar Society Supreme Winner at Community Awards

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:04:34 +1200 | TrustPower Community Awards

Pahiatua Railcar Society have taken top honours at Tararua District’s biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards. More >>

Dave Macpherson on Baby's Death at Waikato Hospital

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:38:08 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Statement by Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson regarding the latest reported death of a baby at Waikato Hospital More >>

Exercise for your Heart

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:28:06 +1200 | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

"It can be tough for those who are active to watch family and friends who are suffering from the ill effects of inactivity. Approximately 33% of deaths annually are due to heart disease. This article has some easy information for those wanting ...More >>

Where do the parties stand on Rare Diseases Funding

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:25:34 +1200 | New Zealand Pompe Network

Where do the parties stand on Rare Diseases Funding leading up to Election 2017? For the last several months the NZPN Board has been working SO HARD lobbying MPs and candidates contesting the upcoming NZ General Election. More >>

How parties address burnout of hospital specialists

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:26:22 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Burnout among providing front-line clinical care in our public hospitals is an important issue that political parties aspiring to be the next government need to address,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ...More >>

Arthritis – anyone, any age

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:42:57 +1200 | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis can affect anyone at any age – that’s the message of Arthritis New Zealand’s annual appeal this week.. Arthritis is not just an old person’s disease. Half the 624,000 Kiwis with arthritis are of working age and around one in 1,000 ...More >>

Waitemata DHB Denies Woman Abortion

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:25:56 +1200 | ALRANZ

Waitemata DHB Denies Woman Abortion The Wireless has revealed an Auckland woman says a North Shore hospital counselor prevented her from accessing abortion by refusing to allow her to see certifying consultants. The woman was 18 weeks pregnant. She ...More >>

Dr Wham awarded Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:23:57 +1200 | Massey University

Associate Professor Carol Wham from Massey University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition recently received the prestigious Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics. She was presented the award ...More >>

Researchers find the key to loss of smell with Parkinson’s

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:19:50 +1200 | University of Auckland

University of Auckland research has found an anatomical link for the loss of the sense of smell in Parkinson’s disease. The research, published in the journal Brain, is the work of academics Associate Professor Maurice Curtis, Dr Victor Dieriks, Dr ...More >>

Stuart Jones and John Clarke join the Asthma Foundation

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:14:26 +1200 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

President John Knight, and Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer are pleased to announce two new advisors to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, Dr Stuart Jones , MBChB, PhD, FRACP as Medical Director and John Clarke CNZM as Chief Cultural Advisor – ...More >>

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