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FGC admires Wrigley’s dental work

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:22:10 +1300 | Food and Grocery Council

The NZ Food & Grocery Council congratulates the Wrigley Company Foundation on its Community Service Grants for 2015. The foundation’s judges recently awarded US$23,000 (about NZ$35,000) in grants to communities, including Northland, Auckland, ...More >>

India stands with Asia Pacific nations

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:41:50 +1300 | Citizen News Service

India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malariafree region CNS Photograph is online at: (CNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined other Asia Pacific Leaders in taking ...More >>

Public warned on dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:49:05 +1300 | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB is warning the public of synthetic cannabinoids’ dangerous effects and the risks that people take by using these drugs. More >>

Guideline for reducing antibiotic prescribing

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:44:16 +1300 | Best Practice Advocacy Centre

Guideline for reducing antibiotic prescribing in self-limiting respiratory tract infections Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says a new guideline will help to support General Practitioners in adopting delayed or no antibiotic prescribing strategies ...More >>

Early detection and management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:41:55 +1300 | Best Practice Advocacy Centre

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says an electronic decision support tool will help General Practitioners improve the detection and management of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).More >>

“Fear of missing out” linked to alcohol harm in students

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:38:07 +1300 | University of Otago

University students who have a greater “fear of missing out” (FoMO) are much more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol, new University of Otago psychology research suggests. FoMO refers to the uneasy and often all-consuming ...More >>

White Ribbon Day focus on healthy, respectful relationships

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:48:16 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB is supporting the week of White Ribbon Day, Wednesday 25 November, with a number of displays at Taranaki Base Hospital, including three 18-metre white ribbons outside the main entrance of Taranaki Base Hospital and two exhibitions in the main ...More >>

StarJam launch new Annual Appeal

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:14:43 +1300 | StarJam

On Thursday 3rd December, StarJam launches a new annual appeal to celebrate and raise awareness of International Day of People with Disability. This special day is celebrated globally and aims to promote the understanding around disability in New Zealand and ...More >>

Nationwide tradeshow makes disability equipment accessible

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:36:46 +1300 | Show Your Ability

People with disabilities, their families and caregivers can now access the best mobility equipment, information and resources available, thanks to disability equipment trade show, Show Your Ability. More >>

Plunket to Provide Pregnancy and Parenting Services

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:05:44 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is in the process of negotiating an agreement with the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society (Inc) to run free Pregnancy and Parenting Education Services (PPE) for pregnant women, with a focus on first-time mothers.More >>

Red Flag for Acupuncture

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:20:20 +1300 | Society for Science Based Healthcare

The Society for Science Based Healthcare has had a complaint upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority against a misleading advertisement for acupuncture. More >>

NZCOM Applauds Opening of New Health Hub

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:42:23 +1300 | NZ College Of Midwives

NZCOM Applauds Opening of New Health Hub and Maternity Service The New Zealand College of Midwives congratulates the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) on the opening of the Rangiora Health Hub. Karen Guilliland, Chief Executive Officer of the College ...More >>

NZ Skeptics announce Bent Spoon award

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:29:30 +1300 | NZ Skeptics Society

The Pharmacy Council has been awarded the 2015 Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for proposing a change to their Code of Ethics that would allow the sale of healthcare products that have not been shown to work.More >>

Medical community supports ending violence against women

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:24:41 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is one of 22 medical colleges and peak health bodies in Australia and New Zealand who have released a joint statement in support of the White Ribbon Day campaign.More >>

Strong public support for increasingly smoke-free Wellington

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:17:16 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors will hear the results of a survey on extending Wellington’s outdoor smoke-free areas at this week’s Community Sport and Recreation committee meeting.More >>

Southern DHB Staff Show Support For White Ribbon Day

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:43:47 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

This Wednesday (25 November) is White Ribbon Day and the Southern District Health Board’s Violence Intervention Programme team is already on the job with a series of initiatives to show support for Violence Free Families.More >>

NZ leading the way on heart and diabetes checks

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:57:54 +1300 | The Heart Foundation

New Zealand’s health sector should pat itself on the back for reaching a major milestone in the fight to reduce our country’s high rates of cardiovascular disease, says the Heart Foundation. More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Selwyn/Waikirikiri River

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:50:28 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Coes Ford The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning for Coes Ford. The warning follows finding high levels of potentially ...More >>

Heart & diabetes checks health target met

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:51:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show the more heart and diabetes checks target was met for the first time. More >>

Auditor-General’s report published

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:03:29 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

Auditor-General’s report published: Delivering scheduled services to patients – Progress in responding to the Auditor-General’s recommendation More >>


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