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English: Social Investment Analytics Layer launch

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:14:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

I’m pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. More >>

A cargo of hope and healing

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:12:02 +1300 | Mercy Ships NZ

September 29, 2016; World Maritime Day: Mercy Ships acknowledges the critical link between shipping and global society, and recognizes the thousands of maritime crew who have donated time and skills to take life-changing surgeries to their point of ...More >>

Breathe Better September – huge step in the right direction

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:47:10 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Breathe Better September, New Zealand’s first-ever respiratory awareness month is now reaching the finale. More >>

Study shows New Zealand maternity system needs improvement

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:22:29 +1300 | University of Otago

Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, have released the findings of a major five-year study of New Zealand’s maternity outcomes.More >>

Breast Cancer - What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:27:50 +1300 | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

October is the annual breast cancer awareness month in New Zealand. This is a chance to reflect on the statistics, but also to celebrate the resilience of survivors and those currently undergoing treatment.More >>

No further meningococcal cases in Wanaka

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:47:27 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Public Health South is pleased to report that there have been no further cases of meningococcal disease in Wanaka since the eradication programme was completed at Mt Aspiring College.More >>

New $NZ 7million Compounding Pharmacy Facility Unveiled

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:41:20 +1300 | Baxter

— The Prime Minister of New Zealand the Rt Hon, John Key MP, today officially opened Baxter Healthcare New Zealand’s (Baxter) new $NZ 7million aseptic compounding pharmacy in Mount Wellington. This new industry leading pharmacy will help secure the critical ...More >>

Researchers pioneer lymphoma treatment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:31:52 +1300 | TROG Cancer Research

Australian & New Zealand researchers pioneer world-first new standard of care for early stage lymphoma patients More >>

New Health v South Taranaki District Council

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:18:37 +1300 | NZ Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has today released a judgment dismissing three appeals brought by New Health New Zealand Inc (New Health) relating to the fluoridation of public water supplies. More >>

A man on a drug discovery mission

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:48:11 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington professor, whose work has led to trials for the treatment of cancers and gout, says New Zealand is carrying out world class research in drug discovery.More >>

Pathways to public health

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:29:30 +1300 | Massey University

The School of Public Health is hosting its first Public Health Symposium this Friday, - a forum for dialogue, debate and sharing of research and practice to improve public health in Aotearoa New Zealand.More >>

Waikato Vital Signs 2016 launch events announced

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:49:31 +1300 | Momentum Waikato

Members of the Waikato community are invited to attend one of four October events to hear about the findings of the recent Waikato Vital Signs 2016 project, where community priorities for action were identified for Waikato District, Hamilton City, ...More >>

Completion of a Clinical Study

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:45:47 +1300 | ChristchurchClinical Studies Trust

Christchurch, New Zealand – 26 September 2016 – Christchurch Clinical Studies Trust Ltd today announces the completion of a clinical study on an innovative alternative to cigarettes.More >>

14 charity walks held simultaneously across NZ on Sunday

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:01:06 +1300 | MND Association

14 charity walks held simultaneously across NZ on Sunday On Sunday morning in 14 towns and cities all over New Zealand, hundreds of people gathered for Walk 2 D'Feet MND events.More >>

Fuel your heart and power your life...

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:19:07 +1200 | CNS

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Image is online at: This is the message of the World Heart Federation for this year’s World Heart Day, which is observed on September 29 every year to raise awareness about cardiovascular ...More >>

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists join in building Respect

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:27:40 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement in a show of collaboration toward building respect in the medical workplace ...More >>

Acute Mental Health System in Crisis

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:06:25 +1200 | People's Mental Health Review

This week the Acute Mental Health ward for Auckland’s North Shore, He Puna Waiora, has been forced to close eight beds, at a time when demand for mental health services is reaching record levels.More >>

Disparities in insulin pump use by New Zealanders

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:23 +1200 | University of Otago

There are significant demographic and regional disparities in the use of insulin pumps in New Zealand, according to new University of Otago research. More >>

Study reveals joint replacement surgery inequities

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:47:55 +1200 | University of Otago

The provision of publicly-funded hip and knee total joint replacement (TJR) procedures varies between District Health Boards (DHBs) and national rates have not increased since 2007, new University of Otago research has found.More >>

GBS patient linked to Havelock North outbreak

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:14:06 +1200 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s (HBDHB) Public Health Team can confirm that the patient in Wellington Hospital diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is linked to the Havelock North Campylobacter outbreak. Director of Population Health, ...More >>


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