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DSC challenges CEO to defend claim

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:09:47 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

The latest Canterbury/West Coast DHB responses to OIA requests by the Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) have descended from evasive and time-wasting to complete farce, according to DSC Leader Stephnie de Ruyter and Health Spokesman David Tranter.More >>

Brain and Mind Symposium coming to Auckland

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:47:19 +1200 | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s first ever hosting of the Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific (BMAP) Symposium in late August, will be at the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland.More >>

Alliance Health Plus announces new community initiatives arm

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:34:27 +1200 | Alliance Health Plus

Alliance Health Plus Trust (AH+) today announced the establishment of Alliance Community Initiatives Trust (ACIT). More >>

Kiwis Need to Exercise Harder for Less Time

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:46:59 +1200 | Les Mills

A leading American exercise scientist visiting New Zealand says high intensity interval training could be the key in reducing our chronic obesity statistics. More >>

NZ research key to reducing spend on Spinal Cord Injuries

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:09:08 +1200 | CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust

Greater investment in New Zealand research has the potential to deliver massive future savings on the country’s $820m annual healthcare spend on spinal cord injuries (SCI) says CatWalk – the country’s foremost research funding trust for SCI.More >>

New Stop Smoking Service to benefit Auckland

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:32:03 +1200 | The Fono

New Stop Smoking Service to benefit Auckland’s Pacific communities A new regional Stop Smoking Service has been launched to improve smoke-free numbers in Pacific, as well as Maori and pregnant communities. The Fono, Auckland’s largest Pacific-owned ...More >>

Mental capacity law needs updating

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:10:36 +1200 | The New Zealand Law Foundation

People with impaired decision-making capacity need better legal protection to ensure their confinement in care arrangements is warranted, important new research has found. More >>

Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it'

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:49:36 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it' Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Photograph is online at: Senior HIV activists who have not only helped shape HIV responses on the ground over the years, but also ...More >>

Referral outcomes by DHB & specialty type

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:08:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Health says the latest release of preliminary data from the National Patient Flow project helps to further complete the complex picture of referrals for specialist care.More >>

Brandon expands into NZ with life science fund

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:02:05 +1200 | Brandon Capital Partners

Leading Australian life science venture firm announces appointment of Duncan Mackintosh to lead New Zealand operations More >>

Australian medical research investment fund signs up Kiwis

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:17:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 26 (BusinessDesk) - Three New Zealand research organisations have signed up to become members of the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, Australia’s largest life science venture fund.More >>

Minister can take big step to save babies’ lives

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:11:12 +1200 | Green Party

Minister can take big step to save babies’ lives Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman needs to save babies’ lives by directly funding pepi-pods for at-risk families across the country, the Green Party said today. Professor Ed Mitchell, a world-renowned ...More >>

Minister Wrong to Reject Organ Donor Register

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:19:42 +1200 | Give life

Minister Wrong to Reject Organ Donor Register Public submissions on how to improve our organ donor system are due to close later this week. The public are invited to have their say on what improvements to our current system can be made. Just don't ...More >>

Skills Training to Keep Mothers and Babies Safe

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:11:15 +1200 | Pacific Society for Reproductive Health

Thirty-five doctors and midwives from eleven Pacific Island countries are arriving in Auckland this weekend for five days to undergo training in how to train other health workers in their countries to keep mothers and babies safe in pregnancy and ...More >>

Boysenberry’s may be of benefit to asthma suffers

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:52:00 +1200 | Plant and Food Research

Globally it is estimated that 150 million people are affected by asthma, with children making up around 10 percent of sufferers. In New Zealand, one of every nine adults and every seven children are prescribed asthma medication.More >>

Kiwi cooperative launches into battle against dementia

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:30:18 +1200 | Make Lemonade

The New Zealand Dementia Cooperative (NZDC) today launches an interactive online community to help health professionals in the serious fight against dementia, one of the world’s most important health issues.More >>

Pink Lady Apples launch health challenge

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:05:10 +1200 | New Zealand Pink Lady

Pink Lady Apples launch the ‘5-Minute Take a Bite for Breast Cancer’ health challenge More >>

Evidence strong that alcohol causes cancer

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:29:10 +1200 | National Addiction Centre

The evidence that alcohol causes cancer in at least seven tissues of the body is outlined in a new paper by Professor Jennie Connor, published yesterday in the prestigious international journal ADDICTION. More >>

Study shows long-term benefits of weight loss surgery

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:00:50 +1200 | Health Research Council

Obese patients with type 2 diabetes in New Zealand have had good long-term results after weight loss surgery, according to a new study. The findings support other studies that indicate weight loss surgery is an effective and durable treatment for obesity ...More >>

World Head & Neck Cancer Day, July 27

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:52:30 +1200 | Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network

New Zealand has a new cancer advocacy and support group. Incorporated on June 15, 2016, the Head and Neck Cancer Survivors’ Support Network is applying for registration as a charity. More >>


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