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New study shows benefits of Kiwi-developed probiotic

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:58:21 +1300 | BLIS Technologies

A recent study by Italy’s pre-eminent researcher into probiotics has concluded that a Kiwi-developed oral probiotic, BLIS K12 TM, is associated with a significant reduction in ear and throat infections (acute otitis media and streptococcal pharyngitis) ...More >>

Momentum Life Insurance Announces Heart Kids Partnership

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:55:21 +1300 | Momentum Life

Momentum Life will partner with Heart Kids, supporting thousands of children and families of children, living with heart conditions. More >>

Fast track clinic speeds up Northland lung cancer response

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:28:20 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Telling patients whether they have lung cancer or not is now being done on average 18 times more quickly, thanks to the implementation of the Respiratory Fast Track Clinic service in Northland.More >>

Harnessing hope to treat rare disease in children

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:07:08 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has provided insight into the effectiveness of a potential drug to treat a rare, fatal disease in children. Sometimes referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a genetic ...More >>

European study shows benefits of Kiwi-developed probiotic

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:41:54 +1300 | BLIS Technologies

A recent study by Italy’s pre-eminent researcher into probiotics has concluded that a Kiwi-developed oral probiotic, BLIS K12 TM, is associated with a significant reduction in ear and throat infections (acute otitis media and streptococcal pharyngitis) ...More >>

Senior medical workforce shortages must not be allowed

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:46:09 +1300 | ASMS

“Health decision-makers and senior managers need to step up in 2017 to deal with the ongoing and often invisible struggles that senior doctors and others face to keep New Zealand’s public health system functioning,” says Ian Powell, Executive ...More >>

Abano on Track with Positive Acquisition Rate

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:56:40 +1300 | Abano Healthcare Group Limited

Abano on Track with Positive Acquisition Rate And Performance • Abano on track to acquire 200th dental practice by end January 2017. • Year to date, Abano is tracking above financial forecasts for FY17 used in Grant Samuel valuation. • Improving ...More >>

Record number of organ donations encouraging

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:47:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 22 January 2017 Media Statement Record number of organ donations encouraging Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says efforts to increase our deceased organ donations and transplant rates have resulted in a ...More >>

Record number of summer students complete research studies

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:06:16 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A record number of students have provided invaluable support to medical research projects across the Bay of Plenty during their summer breaks. More >>

Talking Healthy Ageing, Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:51:05 +1300 | Pindrop Foundation

For the first time in New Zealand, internationally renowned doctor and researcher in the field of healthy ageing and hearing loss, Frank Lin, M.D, PhD., will be presenting the findings of his research at the 2017 Pindrop Foundation Adult Cochlear Implant ...More >>

Pure Stem Cell Procedures a First for Athritis Breakthrough

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:23:35 +1300 | Queenstown Regenerative Medicine

Leading edge stem cell technology company Queenstown Regenerative Medicine (QRM) is bringing the latest world-class procedures to New Zealand. More >>

New startup to research novel cancer vaccines

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:15:53 +1300 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is partnering with an American drug development company to launch a biotech start-up that will research novel cancer vaccines. More >>

Terminally Ill Mum Shares Business Remedy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:31:55 +1300 | Jot

An Auckland woman’s struggle with terminal cancer has inspired her to become an entrepreneur with a cause, as she encourages others to chronicle life’s everyday adventures.More >>

Researchers invited to apply for Research & Travel Grants

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:59:40 +1300 | Research for Life

Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the next round of applications is Tuesday, 7 March 2017.More >>

New gene therapy hope for spinal injuries

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:45:17 +1300 | Auckland University

A new gene therapy that may restore some movement function to people with recent spinal cord injuries is the focus for spinal cord injury researcher, Jarred Griffin. More >>

Cawthron Institute welcomes proposal to ban microbeads

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:13 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

The Cawthron Institute has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for the Environment to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads. More >>

Cyanobacteria found in Lake Waihola

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:33:17 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Sampling carried out by the Otago Regional Council has shown high concentrations of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) at Lake Waihola and a health warning has been issued for the lake. Visitors are advised not to use it for recreational purposes ...More >>

Media Prize For Stories On Anaesthesia Or Pain Medicine

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:03:00 +1300 | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Journalists in Australia and New Zealand are invited to enter this year’s ANZCA Media Award. ANZCA will award a prize of $A5000 for the best news story, feature or series about anaesthesia or pain medicine that appears in print, on radio, on ...More >>

The Drugs May be the Problem

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:38:45 +1300 | Gary Kohls

The title of this column, The Drugs May Be The Problem is also the title of a seminar that I will be presenting starting on Saturday morning, January 21, 2017. On that date, the first in a series of seminars will be presented at the Red Herring Lounge, ...More >>

New year, same old story for underfunded health

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 18:45:53 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

New year, same old story for underfunded health While the New Year often heralds resolutions to improve, the industrial strife currently wracking ambulance workers shows the Government has little interest in properly investing in the health sector, ...More >>

 

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