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Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 23 November 2014 Media Statement Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to ...More >>

Take care with compost - Legionnaire’s rising alarmingly

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:39:16 +1300 | CCDHB

Just as the weather improves and more of us are taking to our gardens, there has been a surge in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease ( Legionella ) at Christchurch Hospital. More >>

Dropping ANZTPA joint regulatory agency a wise decision

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:39 +1300 | Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Dropping the proposed Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA) is a wise decision, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Dawn whales, #shirtstorms and antibiotics

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:02:20 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Ancient NZ whale; Science radar; A 'shirty' situation; Antibiotic awareness; Friday video; Policy news; Quoted; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech eventsMore >>

GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Research

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:48:32 +1300 | Gastrointestinal Cancer Institute

The Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Institute (GICI for short) raised more than $70,000 at its annual GastroFest event to improve outcomes of gastro-intestinal cancer by funding clinical trials and raising awareness of New Zealand’s most prevalent form ...More >>

Significant funding for career development

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:58:51 +1300 | University of Auckland

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week.More >>

Careful prescribing proves superbug resistance not futile

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:49:06 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Good management of antibiotic use in hospital has delivered “better than expected” results for patients at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB), an infectious diseases expert says.More >>

‘Insecurity on the March Again’ in Africa’s Sahel Region

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:30:20 +1300 | UN News

A woman and her severely malnourished son leave a UNICEF-supported health centre, in Maradi Region. Photo: UNICEF/Olivier Asselin More >>

Risks of hospital privatisation in Greater Wellington region

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:36:20 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is so concerned by plans to privatise the public hospital laboratories at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals in the greater Wellington region that it is taking steps to alert local mayors, district ...More >>

2014 Annual Meeting

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:32:16 +1300 | Vital Healthcare Property Trust

Vital Healthcare Property Trust today held their 2014 Annual Meeting at The Stamford Plaza in Auckland. More >>

New rescue chopper landing sites built on Coromandel

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:40:37 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

Four rescue helicopter landing pads have been built around the Southern Coromandel as part of a multi-agency motorcycle safety project, led by the NZ Transport Agency. More >>

Surgery offers sound to a man plunged into a life of silence

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:58:34 +1300 | MED-EL Implant Systems Australasia Pty Ltd

“My hearing loss was not sudden but frighteningly rapid,” explains Colin Anderson, whose life changed forever 8 years ago when he completely lost his hearing after complications following a routine Arthroscopy in 2007.More >>

Wellington Hospital nearing full capacity

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:15:12 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is encouraging people with minor injuries and illnesses to seek medical help from their GP or call HealthLine. More >>

Education essential to prevent antimicrobial resistance

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:28:11 +1300 | NZVA

Veterinarians say working closely with doctors and farmers is essential to address antimicrobial resistance – one of the greatest potential risks to animal and human health – and this week’s Antimicrobial Awareness Week (17-21 November) is a timely ...More >>

Imagine if New Zealand was smokefree

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:44:22 +1300 | Asthma Foundation

On World COPD Day we encourage the government to continue to work towards our goal of a smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. More >>

Five individuals and a business to receive Arthritis Awards

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:07:45 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

At the Arthritis New Zealand Awards function in Christchurch on Friday 21 November, five individuals and one business will be acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the lives of the 530,000 New Zealanders who are living with arthritis. Arthritis ...More >>

Innovative Staff Battle it out at Southern DHB

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:54:11 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is challenging its staff once again to come up with innovative ideas to improve health service delivery. This year sixteen applications will be judged in the Southern Innovation Challenge, a competition designed to give DHB staff the ...More >>

Early Detection is Your Best Protection from breast cancer

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:01:06 +1300 | Waikato DHB

Puapii Daniel-Ngatae calls herself a sur-thriver not a survivor. Four years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, the Pacific Health Liaison with Waikato District Health Board’s Tokoroa Family Health team is proud to call herself cancer-free, ...More >>

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:17:19 +1300 | University of Otago

Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health A credit score doesn’t only boil down a person’s entire financial history to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness, it might also be saying something about a person’s ...More >>

New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out now

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:28:14 +1300 | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The following are summaries of items appearing in the July 2014 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, the official Journal of Physiotherapy New Zealand. The Journal is open access and is available at More >>


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