Latest Primary Health Headlines

Mental health centre of govt’s social investment package

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:21:57 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - The government has put mental health at the centre of its $321 million social investment programme, which it touts as spending large up front to reduce the long-term costs of problems ailing society.More >>

Māori Party backs champion over vaccine controversy

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:03:29 +1200 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is backing Dr Lance O'Sullivan's stance against an anti-immunisation group because of the misleading information they are trying to send to vulnerable Māori communities.More >>

Rural health – still on the waiting list

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:54:00 +1200 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The Government’s election year budget has not delivered much-needed funding to primary care in rural New Zealand at a time when pressure is growing across a number of fronts for the sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ...More >>

Further support for bowel screening roll-out

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:16:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 25 May 2017 Further support for bowel screening roll-out More >>

Alliance Health Plus Staggering Patient Portal Increase

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:36:27 +1200 | Alliance Health Plus

In just six weeks Alliance Health Plus (AH+) has increased its overall Patient Portal registrations by 3,235 thanks to a competition run between its practices. The competition ran from 1 April till 15 May, involved all 25 practices and 109,000 patients. The ...More >>

Be smokefree for World Smokefree Day (and win!)

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:42:01 +1200 | Oranga Ha Tai Poutini

Stop smoking service Oranga Ha - Tai Poutini is encouraging West Coast smokers to join thousands of others around the world and become smokefree on World Smokefree Day, 31 May.More >>

Negative result returned, chlorination continues

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:16:20 +1200 | Napier City Council

Napier City Council has today been returned a negative laboratory test for e.coli – showing that no e.coli was found in any sampling taken across Napier’s water network yesterday. While this is a very encouraging result, NCC needs three of these ...More >>

Manchester attack and trauma in young people — Expert Q&A

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:45:55 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Monday's deadly attack at a pop concert at the Manchester Arena, has led to the UK raising the national threat level to 'critical'. More >>

Community based methamphetamine pilot

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:27:33 +1200 | Consultancy Advocacy and Research Trust Inc. CART

Ministry of Health awards $800,000 contract from Proceeds of Crime to Wellington Charity, CART, to combat methamphetamine addiction ( More >>

Immediate chlorination of Napier water

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:51:37 +1200 | Napier City Council

Chlorination of Napier City’s water supply will commence tomorrow morning (Wednesday 24 May) at 8am after a positive e.coli reading was returned late today. More >>

Too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:36:22 +1200 | Make Lemonade

National award-winning personal trainer Renee Riley is encouraging more discussion about pelvic health because too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks unnecessarily More >>

Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:22:02 +1200 | Murdoch Children's Research Institute - MCRI

Children from disadvantaged households are more likely to hit puberty early and could face poorer health later in life as a result, an Australian study has shown. More >>

Smart personal Safety Device protecting lone workers

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:09:24 +1200 | Groundwork

Recently there has been a change in legislation placing more emphasis on the protection of lone workers. In a lot of cases these workers have not been able to reach out for assistance when in trouble, leading to otherwise preventable injury or death. ...More >>

Navigating the complex world of sex for Sāmoan youth

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:39:35 +1200 | Massey University

Sexual health is not an easy conversation topic in any culture but a new study by Massey University is urging those working with Pasifika youth to recognise the complex cultural contexts they live in to ensure the message gets through.More >>

Housing and healthcare the clear cut top priorities

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:50:13 +1200 | Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

New poll – housing and healthcare the clear cut top priorities for Kiwis ahead of Budget An exclusive new poll has revealed the top issues New Zealanders believe the Government must address inThursday’s Budget. It also gives insights into attitudes ...More >>

Sustainability core to the health of people

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:42:50 +1200 | College of Public Health Medicine

Nearly a quarter of all deaths each year around the world could be prevented by healthier environments. More >>

Cleaning up the air we breathe

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:13:27 +1200 | Citizen News Service

Cleaning up the air we breathe Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS (CNS): My first personal brush with the severity of asthma was several years ago, when one of my students suddenly started gasping for breath in the middle of her Physics Practical ...More >>

Health researcher awarded HRC grant

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:36:23 +1200 | Massey University

Dr Kathryn Beck from Massey University’s School of Food and Nutrition has been awarded nearly $250,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to find out how diet and lifestyle patterns affect older people.More >>

Sleep problems focus of new study on Kiwi kids with autism

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:34:16 +1200 | Health Research Council

New research will look at developing effective treatments for sleep problems that affect the growing number of New Zealand children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More >>

Chronic shortage of doctors

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:48:03 +1200 | Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui say it’s time for the Taranaki District Health Board and the Midlands Primary Health Organisation to formulate a plan to reverse the chronic shortage of doctors.More >>