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New Zealanders Urged to Vote for Community Health Projects

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:44 +1300 | Medibank

With only a week left to vote it’s time for New Zealanders to get behind their local not-for-profit organisations vying for a 2015 Medibank Community Grant. More >>

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:18:03 +1300 | University of Auckland

About one-third of children are now overweight or obese in New Zealand and public pressure is needed to change food and health policies to counter this, according to researchers at the University of Auckland.More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:49:48 +1300 | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Donate a Day – This Giving Tuesday

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:20:57 +1300 | Breast Cancer Cure Research

Each day thousands of women deal with the symptoms and side effects of breast cancer. Giving Tuesday is a global fundraising initiative and a first for New Zealand launching this Tuesday. The requirements are simple – just give up a day of your holiday, ...More >>

International event in NZ to help Wellington Free Ambulance

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:16:26 +1300 | Wellington Free Ambulance

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is happening in New Zealand for the first time this year on December 2 and Wellington Free Ambulance is hoping to raise much needed public donations from the event.More >>

Coleman: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:44:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health 27 November 2014 Speech Address to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Annual Conference More >>

Commission grants clearance to consumer pharmaceutical merge

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:18:03 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commission has granted clearance to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to acquire the consumer healthcare business of Novartis AG (Novartis). As a result of the acquisition, the consumer healthcare businesses of both parties will be merged into a new, GSK controlled ...More >>

movember mo-gress report

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:13 +1300 | Movember

With nearly a month of growth under their noses, New Zealanders are now proudly flaunting their Mo’s. Battling through the itch, and finally evolving from a mere shadow to proper lipholstery, Kiwi men are certainly growing attached to their Movember ...More >>

President’s Address to the ASMS Annual Conference

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:05:55 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

My Dad recently passed away and one of my tasks was to tidy his study, back-up his still running computer, and shut it down. More >>

Support people living with HIV in NZ this World AIDs Day

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:37:24 +1300 | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation and the organisations representing people living with HIV (Body Positive, Positive Women and INA) are asking Kiwis to give generously this World AIDS Day to help raise awareness of the stigma people with HIV still face ...More >>

Obesity-related cancers on the rise

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:33:11 +1300 | UN News

26 November 2014 – Being overweight or obese have become major risk factors for developing cancer, particularly among women and in more developed countries, the specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) ...More >>

Medal for baby brain injury treatment

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:30:32 +1300 | University of Auckland

Decades of research into understanding the impact and mechanisms of mild hypothermia treatment to reduce brain injury in newborn babies was recognised with the award of the Royal Society’s MacDiarmid Medal this week. University of Auckland Professor ...More >>

Beams, Mats And Socks Prevent Falls in Hospital

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:27:19 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

Modern technology is keeping Te Awamutu resident Audrey Evans safe from falling during her stay in Waikato Hospital. Like every patient, the 81-year-old had an assessment when she came into charge nurse manager Hayley Colmore-Willliams’ ward in the Older ...More >>

ProCare charity - first call for funding applications

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:23:47 +1300 | ProCare Health

The ProCare Charitable Foundation will be calling for its first funding applications early next year from Aucklanders wanting to improve the health of the region’s high needs communities. Announced at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting, ProCare ...More >>

Organ donor numbers on the increase

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:41:48 +1300 | Organ Donation NZ

Organ donor numbers on the increase Organ donor numbers in New Zealand are on the way up this year. So far, there have been 44 donors, compared to 36 last year and an average of 37 over the previous 21 years. Organ Donation New Zealand (ODNZ) believes ...More >>

New cancer fund boosts local services

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 26 November 2014 Media Statement New cancer fund boosts local services More >>

Poor understanding of stroke signs causes concern

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:49:04 +1300 | Stroke Foundation

Latest figures show a lack of awareness and understanding in New Zealand of stroke signs, which will have a significant impact on stroke survivors having the best chance of recovery.More >>

Europe patent for colorectal cancer prognostic technology

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:35:48 +1300 | Pacific Edge

The European Intellectual Property Office which operates across 38 countries including all European Union members, has awarded Pacific Edge a patent for its colorectal cancer prognostic technology. More >>

Correction on Pacific Edge Limited Patent Issue

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:34:31 +1300 | Pacific Edge

Pacific Edge Limited ("the Company") advises the market that it has incorrectly posted the NZX release for the issue of its bladder cancer patent in Europe. More >>

UPDATE: Orion shares climb 19% on NZX debut

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:01:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Orion Health Group, the healthcare management software developer, climbed as much as 19 percent on its NZX debut as investors looked to top-up their holdings after scaling in the initial public offer saw them get less ...More >>


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