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Local garden supports breast cancer trust with open day

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:26 +1300 | Thackwood Garden

North Nelson’s Thackwood Garden, nestled in a fourth generation, 300 acre Farm, in Wakapuaka opens to the public on Sunday 23rd November as a fundraiser for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust.More >>

Man up and show you’re CAPable

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:49:52 +1300 | Bridgestone

Directly support Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation; post choice shots of how you’re using the iconic pink tyre valve caps at www.facebook.com/pinkcapdrive More >>

#giveemasqueeze Show Mum Massive Love & Squeeze Her

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:21 +1300 | Bridgestone

Post pictures of your hugs with mum at www.facebook.com/pinkcapdrive and directly support Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation More >>

Ebola: UN Prepares for Arrival of Trial Vaccines

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:02 +1300 | UN News

In early October 2014, with the help of the US Navy, a new mobile laboratory opened at Island Clinic, one of the WHO-supported Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: WHO/R. Sørenson More >>

ACC annual profit more than halves as claims mount

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Accident Compensation Corp, the state-owned accident insurer, reported a 57 percent drop in annual profit after it faced more claims than anticipated, and as its investment portfolio returns missed expectations.More >>

Enzymes Provide a Great Gut Reaction

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:12:07 +1300 | Natural Meds

Statistics show over 30% of New Zealanders suffer from poor digestion – with modern lifestyles being blamed. “Surprisingly, our body’s production of enzymes starts to reduce at around the age of 25 years old, and it’s thought lifestyle and poor ...More >>

Network established to support families

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:51:14 +1300 | FASD-CAN

FASD-CAN Incorporated, a non-profit organisation set up to support people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), is thrilled to announce that Auckland Judge Tony FitzGerald has accepted their invitation to be the organisation’s first ...More >>

Auckland’s primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:42 +1300 | University of Auckland

Primary healthcare workers from around the greater Auckland region will attend a seminar on how to prepare for the threat of Ebola, at the University of Auckland next week.More >>

French Embassy illuminates science in Wellington

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:58:11 +1300 | French Embassy in New Zealand

The Embassy of France in New Zealand is pleased to support a science evening presented by Professor Graham Le Gros, Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, at the Residence of France in Wellington on October 22nd.More >>

New medicines improve options for respiratory conditions

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:33:49 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC decisions to fund four new medicines will improve treatment options for over 10,000 people with a wide range of respiratory conditions. More >>

Celebrating Special Care Babies at Lakes DHB

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:17:42 +1300 | Lakes District Health Board

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) staff at Rotorua Hospital, are keen to celebrate premature babies and raise awareness of the challenges families face by recognising World Prematurity Day on Monday 17 November.More >>

Annie Parker’s message for NZ women

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:31 +1300 | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

The Canadian woman whose cancer battles inspired a Hollywood movie has a message for Kiwis.More >>

Maori & Pacific Island Children Overrepresented in ICU

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:25:29 +1300 | Impact PR

Maori & Pacific Island Children Overrepresented in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Due to Chickenpox - Study More >>

So many people to thank

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:02:48 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

So many people to thank, volunteers, members, businesses, mall owners and donors in local communities across New Zealand who helped make our recent annual appeal a success. Your contributions will help us to help the 530,000 New Zealanders who ...More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Stomach bugs, communicating disasters

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:11 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science fails to settle food stoush Following public pressure, the Ministry for Primary Industries has released reports investigating the source of the outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis , but admits it hasn't nailed ...More >>

Ebola: What You Need to Know

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:35:13 +1300 | The White House

At a time when Ebola is all over the news and it's easy for misinformation to get interpreted as truth, make sure you have the clear-cut facts. More >>

The right blend of treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:05:11 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Vascular surgeons at Wellington Hospital are pioneering a new safer, faster treatment for patients with deep vein thrombosis in New Zealand. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) describes a clot that forms in deep leg veins, interrupting blood flow. It affects ...More >>

West Coast gears up for Ebola

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:40:30 +1300 | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board is ensuring it is prepared for Ebola, in line with national and international preparations in case the disease reaches New Zealand. West Coast DHB hospital physician Dr Paul Holt and Community and Public Health Medical ...More >>

ESR Reports No Help to Gastro Bug Investigation

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:33:13 +1300 | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is not surprised the ESR reports released today into the recent outbreak of Yersinia pseudo tuberculosis do little to fur ther the discovery of the source of the illness.More >>

Aphasia Patients Given New Lease on Life

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:24:50 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A gavel is predominantly associated with a court room, but a new ‘Gavel Club’ for people dealing with aphasia is doing wonders for improving their language and communication skills.More >>

 

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