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Coalition Government Steps up to Tackle Surgical Mesh Issue

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:22:04 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is proud to be part of a Government which has stepped up to protect the public from the hazards of surgical mesh, says Health Spokesperson Jenny Marcroft. More >>

Why has Govt reneged on addressing surgical mesh awareness?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:29:58 +1200 | Mesh Down Under

“Does acting Associate Health Minister James Shaw have the skills to manage such a serious health issue?” After this debacle- perhaps not. More >>

NZ's most vulnerable to benefit from community dental grants

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:16:58 +1200 | Wrigley

Some of New Zealand’s most ‘at-need’ citizens are the beneficiaries of eleven projects receiving US$35,000 in combined funding through the 2018 Community Service Grants by the Wrigley Company Foundation, with support from the New Zealand Dental ...More >>

Clark: Speech to the NZ Nurses Organisation AGM [20/9/18]

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:38:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karanga maha o te wa, tēnā koutou katoa. More >>

FAST work improves stroke outcomes

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:13:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Health Minister Dr David Clark has praised the FAST stroke awareness campaign, describing it as a key tool to help more stroke patients get the rapid treatment they need, while also enhancing health equity.More >>

Telehealth Improving the Power of Speech

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:23:04 +1200 | Waikato DHB

The popularity of telehealth technology is revolutionizing the way Waikato District Health Board Speech Language Therapists deliver care to rural patients in need of vital treatment to help them communicate and lead more positive lives.More >>

TB disproportionately affecting Māori

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:14:17 +1200 | ESR

Migrants to New Zealand carry the highest risk of having tuberculosis, although Māori continue to suffer disproportionately from the disease compared with others born in New Zealand.More >>

St Bede’s CanTeen Run for a Life

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:25:30 +1200 | CanTeen

The famous (or infamous) Run For A Life is back for its 8th edition. With just 24 hours to go before 200 St Bede's College students, along with 10 pupils from Marian College, and their support crew will cross the starting line at 8.30am tomorrow on ...More >>

New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:09:16 +1200 | University of Otago

A study into the pharmaceutical use of 1.4 million New Zealand children has revealed some significant increases in the use of certain prescription medicines, as well as the positive impact of practitioner education. In a New Zealand-first, researchers ...More >>

New surgical mesh safeguards put in place

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:49:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government has introduced strict new safeguards on the use of surgical mesh that are expected to limit its use in urogynaecological surgery. More >>

Brain Research NZ Features in International Programme

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:07:45 +1200 | Brain Research NZ

Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia. To raise awareness about the condition, Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ) has highlighted their efforts to research and combat dementia in ‘Every Three Seconds’, an international documentary ...More >>

Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:45:05 +1200 | Massey University

There is a common misconception that hazardous or risky drinking is something only young people do, but new research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously. More >>

Christchurch Hospital warning over synthetic cannabis

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:27:05 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen a number of people suffering from probable severe synthetic cannabis toxicity, with seven people treated in the past 24 hours and three needing admission to the Intensive Care Unit.More >>

Applications closing soon for the Value of Medicines Award

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:26:13 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

Only 1 week until applications close for the Value of Medicines Award 2018. The national award recognises translational, fundamental, or clinical research into existing emerging medicines or vaccines. It is open to researchers, professors, clinicians, students ...More >>

Vital allotment of distribution reinvestment plan units

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:11:06 +1200 | Vital Healthcare Property Trust

For the purposes of Listing Rule 7.12.1, the Manager of Vital Healthcare Property Trust, NorthWest Healthcare More >>

Minister asked to put pathology back on short supply list

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:05:19 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply.More >>

Dental Association ‘cautiously optimistic’

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:01:58 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased a sugary drinks tax has formed part of the Tax Working Group’s Interim Report released today. More >>

Thrucool for Pharmaceutical And Healthcare Shipments

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:22:47 +1200 | Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced the launch of THRUCOOL, a new service to transport high-value, time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo with speed and reliability.More >>

Midwives hopeful after meeting with minister

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:44:31 +1200 | RNZ

Midwives are cautiously hopeful they will be able to finally get a better deal for community midwives. More >>

NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:30:09 +1200 | NZNO

Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice ...More >>


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