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UN Experience Beneficial

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:24:53 +1200 | Acclaim Otago

Acclaim Otago representatives have just completed their participation at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability examination of the New Zealand government in Geneva, Switzerland. "It was an interesting two days which we believe has ...More >>

Epsom Candidate (Adam Holland) More Liberal Than ACT

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:39 +1200 | Adam Holland

For the past four years I, like 500,000 other New Zealanders, have been illegally smoking cannabis for medicinal purposes and/or even just for the occasional laugh with friends on the weekend. We don't hurt anybody, we don't cause nuisance, we don't ...More >>

UN Announces Mission to Combat Ebola

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:18:21 +1200 | UN News

Ebola outbreak: a peacekeeper with the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) wears a protective mask while on duty at UN offices in the capital city of Monrovia. UN Photo/Andrey Tsarkov More >>

Cannabis smoking may increase risk of lung cancer

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:16:19 +1200 | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have contributed to evidence that cannabis smoking may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users. An international collaborative study of the International Lung Cancer Consortium, involving the Hugh Adam Cancer ...More >>

Crisis in Autism Early Intervention

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:44:56 +1200 | Autism Action NZ

Kim Hall coordinator for Autism Action NZ says that the “current support for children with Autism, provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is abysmal”. More >>

Canterbury nephrologist Nick Cross leading National Service

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:35:38 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Dr Nick Cross has been appointed Clinical Director of the National Renal Transplantation Service and chaired the service’s first meeting on Wednesday (September 17, 2014). More >>

Dementia care Canterbury, World Alzheimer’s Day

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:32:52 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21 September 2014: Dementia care Canterbury going from strength to strength More >>

Kidney Donor Walks New Zealand For Cause

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:21:52 +1200 | Northland DHB

A Whangarei woman, who donated a kidney to her husband, is setting off today to walk the length of New Zealand to encourage others to donate their organs. More >>

First “Young nurse of the year” chosen

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:53:07 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The first ever NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman was honoured this evening at an awards dinner in Wellington. More >>

Matakina Technology in Move to Larger Offices

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:54:21 +1200 | Matakina Technology

WELLINGTON, 18 September 2014 – Breast screening software developer Matakina Technology officially opened their new Wellington offices on Tuesday. More >>

Whanganui nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:26:19 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Whanganui nurse Barbara Hammond was honoured for her long service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Palmerston North nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:03:51 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Palmerston North nurse, Nicki Twigge was honoured for her service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Hawkes Bay nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:54:48 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Hawkes Bay nurse, Rosemary McGillicuddy was honoured for her service to nursing and midwifery at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Nurse wins prestigious Te Akenei Hei Māori health award

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:52:32 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Maureen Allan, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi and Tainui, is the latest recipient of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO’s prestigious Akenehi Hei Award. The award is for a significant contribution to Māori health. A nurse with a long career community health, a Masters ...More >>

Dementia Care in South Going from Strength to Strength

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:04 +1200 | South Island Alliance

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21st September 2014: Dementia Care in South Island Going from Strength to Strength More >>

Typhoid Marys

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:46 +1200 | Alexander Lowe

Typhoid Mary was a nickname of Irish cook Mary Mallon, carrier of salmonella typhi, responsible for the outbreak of typhoid in New York in 1900s. She worked as a cook moving from one household to another and infecting their families with the disease, ...More >>

Celebrity Baby Bumps Found to Affect Pre-Natal Attachment

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:48:12 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Obsessing over celebrity baby bumps can have a negative impact on women’s attachment to their babies during pregnancy and after birth, Victoria University of Wellington research has found.More >>

Kiwi Eye Health App Wins Award for Excellence

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:52 +1200 | Fleur Revell

An app designed to help New Zealand GPs and optometrists confidently diagnose eye disorders has won a prestigious health award. More >>

Lifestyle changes may reduce risk of dementia

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:56:47 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International indicates there are a number of simple lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their risk of developing dementia in later life.More >>

Volunteer Selflessly Helps Women Who Have Had Breast Cancer

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:32:51 +1200 | YWCA

Local Karitane resident Tonelle Horner is a facilitator for Encore, a free programme run by YWCA Auckland that helps women who have had breast cancer deal with the physical and emotional effects of treatment. She will soon be holding another Encore programme ...More >>

 

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