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Porirua after-hours GP clinic to remain open

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:00:06 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

People in Porirua and Kapiti will continue to have access to quality after-hours healthcare close to home. More >>

Altogether Autism Rejects Measles Vaccine Myth

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:47:15 +1300 | Altogether Autism

24 March 2017 - THE COUNTRY’S leading provider of trusted autism information and advice has come out strongly against claims of a link between vaccinations and autism in its latest Altogether Autism journal published today.More >>

National rural health conference Wellington

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:34:55 +1300 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Dr Peter Moodie, Dr Robyn Toomath, Dr Eric Crampton, mental health campaigner Matt Shirtcliff, former All Black Norm Hewitt, and clean water campaigner Marnie Prickett are amongst the line-up of keynote speakers at this year’s National Rural Health ...More >>

National Rural Health Conference 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:32:14 +1300 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

A line-up of keynote speakers will cover topical health issues such as “Is General Practice funding sustainable and equitable?” and “Are Health Care Homes our salvation?” (Dr Peter Moodie), bullying and family violence (Norm Hewitt), water quality (Marnie ...More >>

NZNO step out into Auckland YesWeCare action

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:01:37 +1300 | NZNO

Hundreds of NZNO members have stepped out across the nation to Shout Out for health and join the PSA YesWeCare heath funding campaign. Members are now on the Auckland roadshow with the missing in action, life-size health worker cut-out figures. New ...More >>

One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:15:31 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

New research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal reveals a staggering 25 per cent of adults are not able to get the primary health care they need, 16.5% of which missed out on a GP due to cost, says Labour's Health spokesperson David ...More >>

Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:22:14 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The two-week old health warning in place at Lake Waihola where the re-occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) was of concern, has now been lifted and the lake is again safe for public use.More >>

Exercise, the golden ticket for elderly independence

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:44:17 +1300 | Make Lemonade

The golden years can be the most enjoyable years of people’s lives and New Zealand exercise experts say regular exercise is a golden ticket for those who strive for elderly independence.More >>

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:15:30 +1300 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General ...More >>

Survey Reveals High Levels Of Salt In Bread

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:59:47 +1300 | Stroke Foundation

A new study has found families may be eating surprisingly high levels of salt in their morning toast and lunchtime sandwiches – possibly as much as a bag of potato chips.More >>

Mylan Initiates Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector in NZ

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:42:03 +1300 | Mylan New Zealand

Mylan New Zealand Ltd, following consultation with Medsafe, Ministry of Health, New Zealand is recalling the following batches of EpiPen® 300 microgram (µg) Adrenaline Auto-Injectors due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part ...More >>

Learning the mechanics of biomechanics

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:42:38 +1300 | Massey University

What do a rugby scrum, hip replacement surgery and a game of Wii bowling all have in common? What about rising from a chair, jumping on a trampoline, or making a bed? More >>

Kaikohe led response to youth concerns supported

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:09:54 +1300 | Kainga Ora

A recent call from the Kaikohe community to lead a response to current youth issues has merit says Harry Burkhardt, Chair of the Northland Social Wellbeing Governance Group who governs Kāinga Ora, the Place Based Initiative for Northland. More >>

Evidence supports roll-out of home safety measures

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:41:37 +1300 | University of Otago

New evidence from the University of Otago, Wellington, shows that government social investment in safer housing would be justified to prevent falls. More >>

New Research Professor at EIT

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:30:09 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Widely acclaimed for his achievements in promoting Māori health, David Tipene-Leach is EIT’s newly appointed Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: It's all mimi me

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:34:53 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Considering how polluted our streams and rivers are, and the contamination of some towns' water supplies by cow and sheep urine, it's bizarre that so many individuals, Maori and Pakeha alike, are exporting "pure" water to the world. It's not out of ...More >>

Is a Sugar Tax the Best Solution to Obesity?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:27:12 +1300 | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Increased use of sugary food and drink plays a big role in New Zealand’s high obesity rate. It also contributes to other health problems, such as type two diabetes and dental issues. Taxes on soft drinks have been implemented by some countries to help ...More >>

PM's Press Conference 20/03/17: Water everywhere

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:23:44 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Monday's Post-Cabinet press conference focused on water, with the Prime Minister fielding questions about the possibility pricing water taken for export. More >>

National conversation needed over water pricing

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:51:11 +1300 | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for a national conversation over water pricing. Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and difficult issue. More >>

Fight for rural health a key election issue

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:25:15 +1300 | Make Lemonade

Fight for rural health a key election issue March 19, 2017 New Zealand is potentially at risk of damaging its economy, unless the government does not act on improving rural health services, a national rural leader says. Michelle Thompson, chief executive ...More >>


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