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Tender for sale of Health Precinct property

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:29:11 +1300 | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Progress in the Health Precinct has taken a significant step forward as the Crown releases a Request for Tender for the purchase of the property at 36-44 Oxford St, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.More >>

Be Prepared, Check in with Your GP

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:44:56 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

A surge of people using emergency departments across the Waikato during the Christmas and New Year period has highlighted a need for the public to be better prepared. More >>

Snap survey - pressure of alcohol on emergency departments

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:33:32 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

The sound of heart rate monitors hum rhythmically oblivious to the traumas they observe. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Tsunami anniversary, kicking the habit

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:30:08 +1300 | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Merry Christmas; Science radar; Kicking the habit; Boxing Day Tsunami; Policy news; SAVVY; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights More >>

Clearance for Connor to acquire shares in Acurity

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:24:33 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commission has given clearance to Connor Healthcare Limited to acquire all of the shares in Acurity Health Group Limited that Connor does not already own, subject to Evolution Healthcare (NZ) Pty Ltd divesting shares in Connor after the takeover. ...More >>

Judge Advises Circumventing Law on Fluoride

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:23:35 +1300 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Justice David Collins has taken it upon himself to advise the NZ Ministry of Health's legal team on how best to circumvent the Judicial Review before him, regarding fluoridation in New Zealand. It appears the Judge is well aware that the appeal by New Health ...More >>

Matamata Woman Airlifted

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:18:09 +1300 | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Matamata at approximately 4pm Thursday afternoon. More >>

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:12:59 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. A University of Auckland study, just published in the New Zealand Medical Journal compares the survival of cancer patients diagnosed between 2006 and ...More >>

Update on child struck by car in New Lynn

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:21:56 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The child injured in this morning's incident on Titirangi Road remains in a critical but stable condition in Auckland's Starship Hospital. The child was initially thought to have been 6 years old however enquiries since this morning's release of the early ...More >>

Leading research on natural quit smoking remedy

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:25:27 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand researchers have found that a low cost, plant-based product marketed for smoking cessation in parts of Europe for the last 40 years, is better than nicotine replacement therapy at helping smokers quit. More >>

Pacific Edge’s half year report

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:56:09 +1300 | Pacific Edge

• Signed Cxbaldder agreement with Multiplan, a large National Provider Network (NPN) in the US. This is the fourth agreement to be signed with NPNs since October 2013.More >>

Kiwis go online for health information

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:47:04 +1300 | Southern Cross Health Society

New research from Southern Cross Health Society shows the majority of Kiwis are using the internet or social media to access health information, with females and those under forty most likely to educate themselves online.More >>

Disturbing Number of Senior Doctors on Fixed Term Contracts

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:13:43 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is concerned by the number of senior doctors hired on fixed term rather than permanent employment contracts in district health boards (DHBS) in the past two years.More >>

Kiwis’ caring Christmas in Madagascar

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:27:14 +1300 | Mercy Ships NZ

Toamasina, Madagascar ; 17 December 2014: A group of compassionate Kiwis are bringing a whole new meaning to the gift of giving this Christmas. They have all signed up for a volunteer tour-of-duty on board the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, ...More >>

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:17:09 +1300 | University of Auckland

An international research review has concluded that there is more evidence smokers using electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking. More >>

New gestational diabetes guidelines published

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:11:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says all pregnant women will be routinely screened for diabetes as part of new national guidelines. “Diabetes is one of our biggest health challenges in New Zealand. We need to ensure best practice for screening and ...More >>

Grant awarded for approach to stop biofilm-based infections

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:46:08 +1300 | University of Otago

A University of Otago biochemist has been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop enzymes that prevent infection-causing biofilms from growing on catheters and other medical devices.More >>

Natural Habitats aids in sustainability at Tauranga Hospital

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:07:40 +1300 | Natural Habitats

The Kathleen Kilgour Centre officially opened at the Tauranga Hospital grounds, on the 6th of December. This world class radiation treatment facility is the first private hospital to be built on public land and will treat both public and privately-funded ...More >>

New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:38:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 16 December 2014 Media Statement New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs More >>

Health cuts don’t heal

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:22:50 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More >>


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