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Cute farm animals can pose real health risks

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:14:36 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

People are being urged to take extra care around calves, lambs and other new born farm animals this Spring. Dr Alistair Humphrey, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says serious diseases can be caught from farm animals. "Farm animals may look ...More >>

Research will help flu fight

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:53:29 +1200 | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Health experts say recent media reports on the upsurge of people arriving at hospitals with influenza like illnesses is further evidence of the importance of international efforts to better understand the burden of the influenza virus and how to prevent ...More >>

Further criminal investigation into CTV Building collapse

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:48:37 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police has today confirmed it will be advancing the criminal investigation into the collapse of the CTV building in February 2011. More >>

Better primary care services for New Zealanders

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:53:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders are getting more immunisations, checks for diabetes and heart diseases and more help to quit smoking says Health Minister Tony Ryall. More >>

Tobacco display bans protect youth and quitters: research

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:32:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Ending the display and promotion of cigarettes and tobacco in retail shops helps prevent young people taking up smoking and keeps quitters on track, according to new University of Otago research. More >>

Hundreds to join domestic, sexual violence march

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:50:25 +1200 | Women's Refuge

Several social service providers from across New Zealand have come together to call for an end to the epidemic level of domestic and sexual violence in New Zealand. More >>

Avoid flood waters, stream, river and harbour water

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:42:06 +1200 | Whangarei District Council

Northland District Health Board’s Medical Officer of Health Clair Mills has issued an advisory warning people in the Far North and Whangarei Districts to stay out of waterways, flood waters and harbours to avoid contact with contaminated water.More >>

Revised standard for flotation aids

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:27:31 +1200 | Standards New Zealand

A new standard for flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition has been published by Standards New Zealand. AS/NZS 1900:2014 Flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition specifies the design and performance requirements ...More >>

Fonterra China Deal Demands Safe Supply Chain

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:43:46 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The future success of Fonterra’s deal to sell infant formula in China [1] requires all milk it uses be safe and for Fonterra to secure its supply chain from contamination by GE DNA and pesticide residues. There is now significant risk from importations ...More >>

More action needed on alcohol law reform, says NZMA

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:37:18 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Association

An editorial in today’s [29 August] New Zealand Medical Journal drives home the message that New Zealand has too many risky drinkers, and too little alcohol law reform, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA).More >>

International Maternity Expert Praises New Zealand Care

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:57:14 +1200 | Ali Jones Public Relations

New Zealand has a “stunning” maternity care system according to a visiting international expert in childbirth and midwifery. Professor Lesley Page, president of the Royal College of Midwives in the United Kingdom, told midwives meeting in Hamilton over ...More >>

Work & Income shooting a Tragedy

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:41:26 +1200 | National Beneficiary Advocacy Consultancy Group

Kay Brereton speaking on behalf of the National Beneficiary Advocacy Consultancy group says; “Two people shot and another wounded, this is a tragedy and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and whanau of the victims, as well as to all W&I ...More >>

New Zealand's first breastfeeding seminar for physicians

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:11:24 +1200 | La Leche League

31 August 2014 The country’s first breastfeeding seminar for physicians is to be held in Auckland next month. ‘What Every Doctor Needs to Know’ will provide up-to-date research and clinical information on current issues in breastfeeding medicine. The ...More >>

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Disorder

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:08:31 +1200 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand A national symposium ‘FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act’ will be held on Friday 5 September at the University of Auckland’s Tamaki campus. The Symposium is a collaboration ...More >>

Influenza immunisation campaign wins top marketing award

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:56:49 +1200 | National Influenza Specialist Group

The National Influenza Immunisation Campaign, which saw a record number of New Zealanders immunised against influenza in 2013, won a 2014 TVNZ Marketing Award in Auckland last night (Thursday). The campaign took out top prize in the healthcare category. ...More >>

Reducing pain, increasing prevention

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:50:35 +1200 | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Sandra Kirby, welcomed Hon. Tony Ryall’s ‘promise’ yesterday that a re-elected National government will invest $36m over the next three years in a plan to help New Zealanders live free from bone, muscle ...More >>

Now’s the time for cervical screening

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:57:22 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

Cervical Screening Awareness Month is coming up in September and MidCentral DHB is encouraging women who are due, or overdue, to book a smear test now. More >>

South Island Patient Information Care System Approved

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:37:02 +1200 | South Island Alliance

The South Island Alliance, a collaboration of the five South Island DHBs, is one-step closer to realising its vision for a more efficient and sustainable South Island health and disability system, as one of its core IT programmes has been signed off ...More >>

Natural disasters focus of major international conference

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:29:42 +1200 | New Zealand Fire Service

Almost 900 people from Australasian and Pacific fire and emergency services will meet in Wellington next week to discuss the latest in disaster-related research and experience.More >>

Natural disasters focus of major international conference in

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:29:41 +1200 | New Zealand Fire Service

Almost 900 people from Australasian and Pacific fire and emergency services will meet in Wellington next week to discuss the latest in disaster-related research and experience.More >>


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