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NZ’s childhood obesity needs ‘addressing urgently’

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:08 +1200 | College of Public Health Medicine

Action to reduce New Zealand’s alarming childhood obesity rate needs to focus on the physical and social environments we live in, says the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.More >>

Increasing nursing mothers’ vitamin D may benefit babies

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:21 +1200 | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago has found that giving breastfeeding mothers monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements may be a possible way to improve their babies’ vitamin D status.More >>

Wellington to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:51:00 +1200 | Drugs Health and Development Project

Friends and family of people who have died of overdoses will gather at the Wellington needle exchange on Wednesday 31 August to remember those who have died and to build awareness of overdoses, as part of International Overdose Awareness DayMore >>

Diversity presents unique health service challenges

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:28:17 +1200 | University of Auckland

The unique opportunities and challenges facing health and social service access and delivery for New Zealand’s increasingly diverse society will be discussed in Auckland next week.More >>

Maternity Services Project kicks off this week

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:35:43 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Over the next few weeks women, midwives, primary facility providers and other community providers of services, which support primary maternity services will have the chance to have their say about how best to provide sustainable primary maternity services ...More >>

Surgical Mesh - Why do we have a Minister of Health?

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:06:24 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's latest evasive response to long-standing concerns about the widespread failures of surgical mesh again highlights the selective hands-off approach of successive health ministers, according to the Democrats for Social Credit ...More >>

74% of Belgian mental suffering euthanised were women

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:54:58 +1200 | Not Dead Yet Aotearoa

They’re killing psychiatric patients in Belgium and the Netherlands – and most of them are women More >>

KEYTRUDA now registered to treat lung cancer

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:26:14 +1200 | Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

August 29th 2016, MSD today announced that its anti-PD1 immunotherapy KEYTRUDA®(pembrolizumab) has been registered by Medsafe for New Zealand patients who have previously been treated for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and whose tumours express ...More >>

Minister thanks community for disability strategy feedback

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:37:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner has thanked everyone who joined the conversation to create a better future for the one in four New Zealanders who have a physical, sensory, learning, mental health or other impairment.More >>

Netball-specific injury prevention programme launched

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:20:48 +1200 | Netball New Zealand

Media Release Friday 26 August, 2016 The number of devastating knee injuries suffered by netballers could be reduced four-fold through Netball New Zealand’s new injury prevention programme, NetballSmart.More >>

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines New Zealand nutrition experts are calling for an end to the pitting of carbohydrates against fats and say we should instead focus on what is most important – the quality of food in our diets. Current nutrition ...More >>

AUT stroke expert’s global contribution recognised

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:01:24 +1200 | Health Research Council

Professor Valery Feigin has tonight been recognised for his outstanding contribution to stroke and traumatic brain injury research at a special ceremony at Auckland University of Technology. The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) presented Professor ...More >>

Coleman: New Zealand College of Midwives conference

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:21:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here today to open the New Zealand College of Midwives 14th biennial national conference. More >>

Full EUS service reducing pain and the need for surgery

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:56:44 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Two highly-trained specialists and the latest in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) technology are enabling Capital & Coast DHB to detect some cancers earlier, reduce the need for surgery, minimise pain, and lower recovery times for many patients.More >>

Minister of Health Dismisses Catheter Shortage

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:30:41 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Patients around New Zealand are being forced to wash and reuse catheters because they are being supplied with only half the number they need, says New Zealand First. More >>

Imported Vitamin C soon to be unavailable in New Zealand

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:05:42 +1200 | Natural Health Alliance

The Natural Health Alliance today called on Government to reconsider the Natural Health Products Bill expressing concerns that the legislation will mean many popular household natural products will no longer be available to be purchased from kiwi ...More >>

EnviroNZ gets behind Cancer Society

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:05:13 +1200 | EnviroNZ

Waste collection in South and West Auckland is about to get a lot more colourful with the unveiling of a new EnviroNZ waste collection truck design in support of Cancer Society.More >>

SBS Bank steps up (twice) to help meet growing demand

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:59:01 +1200 | Ronald McDonald House

SBS Bank steps up (twice) to help meet growing demand at both Ronald McDonald House South Island facilities More >>

Cancer Treatment a Failure under National

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:35:09 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The government should be ashamed that the latest health targets reveal not a single District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand has met the target to provide faster cancer treatment, New Zealand First says.More >>

Chris Gallaher Elected New Chairman for Pacific Edge Board

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:33:08 +1200 | Pacific Edge

The Board of cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge Limited (NZX: PEB) has announced the election of Mr Chris Gallaher as Chairman, replacing Mr Chris Swann who, as previously advised, is stepping down from the Board at today’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.More >>


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