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High Intensity Interval Training – It’s Here to Stay

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:35:06 +1200 | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release - 24 May 2016 FROM: The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) More >>

More tools needed to combat HIV

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:12:43 +1200 | University of Auckland

More tools needed to combat HIV University of Auckland - Media release - 24 May 2016 New prevention tools are needed to reduce the rising number of HIV transmissions in New Zealand, according to an HIV researcher. The call comes in response to record ...More >>

International nitric oxide trial shows great results

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:29:22 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

An international trial assessing the effectiveness of nitric oxide in treating stroke patients shows New Zealanders had significantly better outcomes than people from other countries around the world. More >>

Progress maintained on national health targets

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:49:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Progress maintained on national health targets Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the health targets continue to drive performance across the health system, with the gains made in the previous quarter largely maintained.More >>

Senior Doctors Urge Govt to Properly Fund Public Health

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:15:22 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government has an opportunity this week to fix the longstanding problems which are preventing thousands of New Zealanders each year from getting the health care their doctors know they need,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ...More >>

High level of HIV diagnoses in New Zealand persists in 2015

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:00:32 +1200 | University of Otago

224 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand in 2015 — a similarly high figure to last year — according to data released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group based at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago.More >>

New research to help Kiwi’s maintain great eye sight

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:29:06 +1200 | St George's Hospital

New Zealanders are set to benefit from innovative new research identifying optimum weekly diets for preventing age-related macular degeneration – a leading cause of blindness.More >>

New tech improves outcomes for Canterbury cancer patients

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:12:44 +1200 | St George's Hospital

Canterbury cancer patients now have access to ground-breaking radiation treatment, in what is being described by medical professionals as a ‘quantum step forward’ in terms of tumour control.More >>

ARANZ Medical named Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

Mon, 23 May 2016 14:06:40 +1200 | ARANZ Medical

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - May 23, 2016 - ARANZ Medical Ltd a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been named the Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2016.More >>

Heart energetics research gains funding

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:23:37 +1200 | University of Auckland

The response of heart muscle in heart failure will come under closer scrutiny with the award of an emerging researcher grant by the Health Research Council. More >>

DHB activates 0800 222 030 for information about Measles

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:22:15 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB has activated a local 0800 number so that Northlanders can access timely information about measles. People can call 0800 222 030 at any time to get up to date information and measles and immunisation. More >>

Seymour’s “End of Life Choice bill” Should be Withdrawn

Fri, 20 May 2016 16:25:58 +1200 | Right To Life

Right to Life believes that David Seymour, out of respect for Parliament and the electorate, should withdraw his Private Members End of Life Choice bill from the ballot. The bill hangs over Parliament like a dark and sinister storm cloud. It is ...More >>

Measles update for Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman regions

Fri, 20 May 2016 16:05:15 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service confirms that there have been no more cases of measles notified by GPs in the Nelson, Marlborough or Tasman regions to date.More >>

Alan Edwards retiring Chief Executive of Metlifecare

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:36:05 +1200 | Liam Butler

What are some of the trends and challenges you identify for our aged care and retirement sector? More >>

New database and funding improve access to clinical trials

Fri, 20 May 2016 10:51:02 +1200 | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Around the world, the 20th May is regarded as the anniversary of the first ever clinical trial1 and is recognised as International Clinical Trials Day. The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) is acknowledging the importance of clinical trials in breast cancer ...More >>

Support for Government guidelines on Cannabis-based products

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:19:14 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed expert clinical support of the Government’s approach to prescribing cannabis-based products from medical specialists and the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA).More >>

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge fundraising

Thu, 19 May 2016 12:52:18 +1200 | Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

With just over a week to go until the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge, 850 firefighters have already raised $650,000 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC).More >>

Human rights implications in Substance Addiction Bill

Thu, 19 May 2016 12:40:54 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission supports the broad intent of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill but says changes are needed to address significant human rights implications.More >>

Report leads to online buzz

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:55:11 +1200 | Auckland Council

BUZZED - stories that stimulate conversation on the real impacts of alcohol and other drugs to inspire change – is a social media campaign launched today in response to an Auckland Council report, ‘ Knowing Someone Cares,’ about the city’s most ...More >>

NRMPI Joins IAMRA

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:29:20 +1200 | NRMPI

NRMP International joins a global community committed to high-quality physician education, physician training, and patient safety and care. More >>

 

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