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Canterbury researcher to investigate swallowing disorders

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:25:20 +1200 | Canterbury University

A researcher who is highly trained in dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, has returned from Baltimore to the University of Canterbury to continue her laboratory investigations into facilitating the recovery of swallowing in New Zealand stroke ...More >>

ALRANZ Supports Suspended Doctor and Unlawful Abortions

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:09:29 +1200 | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Why does ALRANZ Support Violence Against Women? Sabrina Muck, a spokesperson for the Abortion Law Reform Association .made a media release on 16 April following the suspension of a rural doctor known as Dr N, by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary ...More >>

Expert nurses as good as doctors – new research

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:25:38 +1200 | Massey University

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses – even very complex ones – and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University.More >>

Rescue helicopters called to Waioeka gorge crash

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:18:50 +1200 | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Today the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT and Rotorua Bay trust rescue helicopters were called to Opotiki where a car had crashed into the river in the Waioeka gorge. More >>

Speak out: Create Change by marking World Haemophilia Day

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:13 +1200 | Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand

An estimated 6.9 million people have a bleeding disorder, yet 75 percent of them don’t know it. Every year on April 17, World Haemophilia Day is observed around the world to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.More >>

ACC’s Strategy to stop compensation using ACC 167 Form

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:50:32 +1200 | Acclaim Otago

On Radio NZ national’s morning report on 15 April 2014, ACC’s spokesperson Sid Miller denied the non-compliance was just a way for ACC to refuse people. More >>

Cigarette branding: time to act - the choice is plain

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:30:15 +1200 | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products.More >>

Research focus important for optometry

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:21:32 +1200 | University of Auckland

It’s vital for optometry students to engage in research and keep up to date with new developments in clinical practice, says Professor Steven Dakin, the new head of Optometry at the University of Auckland.More >>

Otago gains state-of-the-art health research microscope

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:34:46 +1200 | University of Otago

University of Otago medical scientists will now be able to peer into the cells of the living brain for the first time to study the onset and progression of such neurological diseases as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. More >>

Vaccine proves cost effective: but coverage needs improving

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:44:14 +1200 | University of Otago

The New Zealand Government’s investment in HPV vaccination for girls is a “good value-for-money” way to protect health, a just-published study by the University of Otago Wellington (UOW) shows.More >>

Global partnership for MBIE funded research

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:11:36 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Government-funded research project has signed a partnership agreement with GE Healthcare, the world’s largest medical technology company, to work together on a ground-breaking medical imaging product. MARS spectral imaging is a revolutionary ...More >>

ACC inflicts ‘double jeopardy’, says claimant

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:45:53 +1200 | Peter de Waal

A disabled man in Auckland has twice had his weekly compensation stopped by ACC for amending the corporation's standard privacy release form despite a District Court ruling in the claimant’s favour.More >>

Goodhew: 2014 Heart Foundation Forum

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:20:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I congratulate the Heart Foundation for bringing together the Heart Foundation community both volunteers and paid staff under one roof. The Heart Foundation has a significant volunteer workforce whose work is integral to the achievements of the Foundation. ...More >>

Workforce resourcing essential for screening programme

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:13:51 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Labour Party’s announcement of an extended national bowel screening programme is good news for patients and front line clinical staff, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

Green light from Labour for cancer screening programme

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:29:53 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today committed to a national bowel screening programme, starting with extending the current service to the Southern and Waikato districts. More >>

Have a Conversation that Counts

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:56 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Have a Conversation that Counts Discussing what you want to happen when you die is not something we often do, but it is one of the most important ‘Conversations that Count’ in your lifetime. This Wednesday (April 16, 2014) is “Conversations that ...More >>

Rare Disease Patients to confront Pharmac

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:15:03 +1200 | NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

Two dozen rare disease patients and their advocates will front up to talk to Pharmac directly onTuesday 15 April in Wellington. The drug buying agency is hosting a half day consultation meeting to discuss proposed changes to their decision criteria, ...More >>

Research seeks to reduce impact of whooping cough

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:05:01 +1200 | University of Auckland

Dr Helen Petousis-Harris from The University of Auckland has been awarded funding for a research project that will investigate the effectiveness of maternal booster immunisation on the incidence of whooping cough in infants.More >>

Waikato Doctor Receives Top National Prize

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:03:19 +1200 | Waikato DHB

Accolades for the Waikato nurse practitioner behind the life changing Sugar Babies study just keep coming. Dr Deborah Harris’ thesis on neonatal hypoglycaemia has received a University of Auckland’s Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral ...More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Tamiflu debate, IPCC and new media guide

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:03:09 +1200 | Science Media Centre

In This Issue Tamiflu; IPCC report; Policy news; NEW! Desk Guide; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>


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