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Drug delivery to the eye just became a lot less painful

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:09:11 +1300 | Insight

6.5 million Europeans currently suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One way to treat this life altering condition is by delivering drugs right to the source – injecting them into the back of the eye. At present this procedure may ...More >>

The cancer battle of a Kiwi family in the Greek Islands

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:31:16 +1300 | Flying Kiwi Publishing

In the summer of 2001, Lucy Mortzou was a bouncy blonde seven-year-old having fun with her family and friends at their home on the Greek island of Rhodes. More >>

Leading innovators in wellbeing establish a fresh direction

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:28:40 +1300 | Dragon Institute

Driven by the need to foster innovation and quality in developing wellbeing solutions, globally respected health professionals Dr Hayden McRobbie and Nigel Chee have founded the Dragon Institute. The co-founders felt that the creation of the Dragon Institute ...More >>

Inspiring Limited announces management developments

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:26:22 +1300 | Inspiring Limited

Inspiring Limited, a leader in non-communicable disease treatment programmes, has announced a new management structure. The company has relationships with the Ministry of Health, various DHBs and primary health organisations throughout New Zealand.More >>

SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:57:31 +1300 | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu 27 March 2015 Noumea, New Caledonia – Three public health experts from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will head to Port Vila and Pentecost Island this weekend to support ...More >>

Solomon Islands give emergency medical supplies to Vanuatu

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:52:31 +1300 | WHO

PORT VILA, 25 March 2015 – A shipment of much-needed medical supplies arrived in Vanuatu yesterday. The supplies were donated by the Government of Solomon Islands. The supplies were transported from Honiara by the Australian military and include ...More >>

Stopping Ebola With Courage

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:13 +1300 | NZ Red Cross

When my colleague Josh told me a few weeks ago the Red Cross emblems had been temporarily taken off our cars in Guinea, I found it hard to grasp what I was hearing. But being in Conakry and experiencing the hostility of some in the community first-hand, I ...More >>

New campaign offers hope for those with gout

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:22 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

Hope and treatment are available for more than 110,000 New Zealanders* who have gout, a potentially crippling form of arthritis that can strike anyone, at any time. More >>

Government signs another under-the-radar treaty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:37:21 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Government has signed another trade treaty that will affect health in New Zealand. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that New Zealanders have had no say at all on the content of the Government Procurement Agreement deal, and ...More >>

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:28:16 +1300 | Medical Council of New Zealand

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named The Medical Council today named the four highest polling nominees in its recent election. Mr Philip Pigou, the Council’s Returning Officer and Chief Executive said that the election process ...More >>

IPCA identifies significant problems in Police custody

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:58 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells.More >>

Counties Manukau Police Respond to IPCA Report

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police accept the findings of today’s report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority following the death of 20 year old Sentry Taitoko while in Police custody in February 2014, and say recommendations following the tragedy ...More >>

Police accept Authority findings

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:13 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings of two Independent Police Conduct Authority reports released today highlighting issues with the management of people in custody, and is continuing to work with the responsible agencies to address them.More >>

Crusaders Join the First Aid Club with St John

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:53 +1300 | St John

Members of the Crusaders have been learning some important new skills – though not on the rugby field. More >>

eReferral system rolled out across South Island

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:57:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Southern DHB has now completed the South Island’s rollout of eReferrals, enabling faster more accurate transfer of patient information. More >>

Podiatry service saves lives, and limbs

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:39 +1300 | Midlands Health Network

A ground breaking service started by Midlands Health Network is improving the lives of hundreds of people with diabetes and helping reduce the number of amputations. More >>

Canterbury measles free

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:25:42 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Alistair Humphrey, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says a combination of factors have allowed health authorities to declare Canterbury measles free. More >>

ARANZ Medical named 2015 Hi-Tech Awards finalist

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:01:57 +1300 | ARANZ Medical

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ., 26 March, 2015 - ARANZ Medical Ltd has been named a finalist in the 2015 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards. The fast growing company which specializes in 3D scanning applications that transform clinical processes in wound care and orthotics/ ...More >>

Midwives fight Cyclone Pam fear for gift of life

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:42 +1300 | UNFPA

Anne Kalo is a delightful lover of life, punctuating her description of birthing four babies including twins and one by emergency cesarean as Cyclone Pam bore down on the flooded Maternity Ward of the Port Vila Central Hospital in the Pacific island ...More >>

Inaugural Respiratory Health Media Awards

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:54:37 +1300 | Asthma Foundation

To acknowledge and support the close partnership the Asthma Foundation enjoys with New Zealand’s media, chief executive Angela Francis is proud to announce the establishment of the Respiratory Health Media Awards. More >>


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