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Saturated fat is still the enemy

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:05:52 +1300 | University of Otago

A group of University of Otago researchers is warning that the promotion of low carb/high fat diets risks harming public health. More >>

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:45:29 +1300 | New Zealand Government

As Ebola continues to tear through West Africa, Save the Children NZ is urging the government to do more in the fight against the deadly virus. More >>

Life and death in New Zealand

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:34:32 +1300 | University of Auckland

Non-Māori New Zealanders held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for that long. More >>

The cost of obesity - Professor Boyd Swinburn

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:48 +1300 | ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health University of Auckland More >>

Wairarapa’s needs assessments a one stop shop

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:50:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today seen first-hand Wairarapa DHB’s innovative approach to streamlining the region’s needs assessments. “We want New Zealanders to live healthier lives away from hospitals,” says Dr Coleman.More >>

Greens urge Govt to help eradicate polio

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:47:21 +1300 | Green Party

On World Polio Day, the Green Party is urging the National Government to resume funding for polio eradication. The New Zealand Government stopped contributing to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 2010.More >>

Christchurch Cancer Mum’s Trip for Life

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:20:08 +1300 | Durning PR

Courageous wife and mum of three with terminal breast cancer heads to Australia next week in her own fight for time – and in a bid to find hope for others. More >>

Connor Gains Overseas Investment Office Approval

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:17:40 +1300 | Connor Healthcare

Connor Healthcare Limited (Connor) today advised that it had now obtained Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent for its $7.25 per share cash takeover offer for Acurity Health Group Limited.More >>

Local garden supports breast cancer trust with open day

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:26 +1300 | Thackwood Garden

North Nelson’s Thackwood Garden, nestled in a fourth generation, 300 acre Farm, in Wakapuaka opens to the public on Sunday 23rd November as a fundraiser for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust.More >>

Man up and show you’re CAPable

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:49:52 +1300 | Bridgestone

Directly support Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation; post choice shots of how you’re using the iconic pink tyre valve caps at More >>

#giveemasqueeze Show Mum Massive Love & Squeeze Her

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:21 +1300 | Bridgestone

Post pictures of your hugs with mum at and directly support Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation More >>

Ebola: UN Prepares for Arrival of Trial Vaccines

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:02 +1300 | UN News

In early October 2014, with the help of the US Navy, a new mobile laboratory opened at Island Clinic, one of the WHO-supported Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: WHO/R. Sørenson More >>

ACC annual profit more than halves as claims mount

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Accident Compensation Corp, the state-owned accident insurer, reported a 57 percent drop in annual profit after it faced more claims than anticipated, and as its investment portfolio returns missed expectations.More >>

Enzymes Provide a Great Gut Reaction

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:12:07 +1300 | Natural Meds

Statistics show over 30% of New Zealanders suffer from poor digestion – with modern lifestyles being blamed. “Surprisingly, our body’s production of enzymes starts to reduce at around the age of 25 years old, and it’s thought lifestyle and poor ...More >>

Network established to support families

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:51:14 +1300 | FASD-CAN

FASD-CAN Incorporated, a non-profit organisation set up to support people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), is thrilled to announce that Auckland Judge Tony FitzGerald has accepted their invitation to be the organisation’s first ...More >>

Auckland’s primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:42 +1300 | University of Auckland

Primary healthcare workers from around the greater Auckland region will attend a seminar on how to prepare for the threat of Ebola, at the University of Auckland next week.More >>

French Embassy illuminates science in Wellington

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:58:11 +1300 | French Embassy in New Zealand

The Embassy of France in New Zealand is pleased to support a science evening presented by Professor Graham Le Gros, Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, at the Residence of France in Wellington on October 22nd.More >>

New medicines improve options for respiratory conditions

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:33:49 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC decisions to fund four new medicines will improve treatment options for over 10,000 people with a wide range of respiratory conditions. More >>

Celebrating Special Care Babies at Lakes DHB

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:17:42 +1300 | Lakes District Health Board

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) staff at Rotorua Hospital, are keen to celebrate premature babies and raise awareness of the challenges families face by recognising World Prematurity Day on Monday 17 November.More >>

Annie Parker’s message for NZ women

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:31 +1300 | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

The Canadian woman whose cancer battles inspired a Hollywood movie has a message for Kiwis.More >>


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