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Reflections on Four Preventable National Epidemics

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:11:41 +1300 | Gary G. Kohls

A couple of days ago I received a letter from the mother of a post-adolescent daughter, expressing a common concern that millions of parents share. She wrote, in part, “It seems to me that my daughter and her classmates have more depression and mood disorders ...More >>

Marlborough Warned to Protect Eyes from Extreme UV Levels

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:38:14 +1300 | Impact PR

Marlborough residents are being warned to protect their eyes from extreme levels of UV radiation that could cause early onset of conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts.More >>

Keep New Zealand smiling

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:34:15 +1300 | Acumen Republic

From the time their first teeth cut through, young children around the country are at risk of early childhood caries; a common oral health disease. This February, Colgate, Plunket and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are working together again ...More >>

Iced Tea Party™ campaign set to be the coolest yet

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:22:36 +1300 | Australasian Lymphology Association

Throughout February and March, the Iced Tea Party™ campaign will aim to raise more than $35,000 towards research and education for early diagnosis and treatment of lymphoedema, a debilitating, life-long disorder which may affect up to 300,000 Australians ...More >>

Pharmacies provide relief for Hutt Valley and Wgtn patients

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:03:05 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Patients can now dispose of used needles more conveniently and safely, thanks to a new disposal scheme funded by the Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast district health boards.More >>

International experts in multidisciplinary stroke conference

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:36:00 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Experts, engineers, physiologists, clinicians, medical academics and students from around the world will discuss the impact of new technology on helping recovering patients at an international stroke rehabilitation conference in Christchurch in ...More >>

Ride safe message from Waikato Police after rider identified

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:48:08 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The name of a man killed in a collision between two motorcycles near Hamilton's Temple View on Friday has been released. More >>

Skin Cancer is a Timebomb for New Zealanders

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:08:43 +1300 | Accuro Health Insurance

A leading New Zealand dermatologist says skin cancers are a time bomb for New Zealand’s ageing population. Dr Louise Reiche, a member of the New Zealand Dermatological Society, has made submissions to the Minister of Health personally and on behalf of the Society ...More >>

Conviction for the illegal sale of homekilled meat applauded

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:22:49 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is applauding the Ministry for Primary Industries prosecuting a Northland man for selling meat which had not been processed in accordance with the Animal Products Act 1999.More >>

Ensuring the Power Stays On For Turangi Patients

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:55:53 +1300 | BayTrust

If a civil emergency were to strike the central North Island, staff at Turangi’s Community Health Centre would be right on the front line. Volcanic eruptions from nearby Mt Ruapehu, lahars, earthquakes or other natural disasters could occur at ...More >>

Sports inspired Christchurch people after the earthquakes

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:35:49 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student says sports inspired people in Christchurch after the earthquakes. More >>

Aucklanders to Benefit from Keyhole Surgical Laser

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:16:47 +1300 | Impact PR

A new, less invasive laser surgery technique could allow more Kiwis to benefit from corrective surgery according to some of the country’s top ophthalmologists. The technique, called SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction), offers patients a ...More >>

Lack of Lifejackets Places Lives at Risk

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:23:09 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Four young men who floated several km down the Kawarau River on two inflatable airbeds yesterday were lucky not to have added to the weekend’s drowning statistics, according to Queenstown Lakes District Harbourmaster Marty Black.More >>

Planned birthing to recommence in Buller

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:42:21 +1300 | West Coast DHB

A new provider has been contracted by the West Coast District Health Board to run the Buller Hospital’s Kawatiri Birthing Unit, Chief Executive David Meates announced today.More >>

Turangawaewae - Human Rights Commission e-newsletter

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:11:57 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Please find our new newsletter here . Highlighted stories this month: Treaty of Waitangi and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Dame Susan Devoy – Al Jazeera interview Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner – The Equal Pay Act ...More >>

UC scientists on post-exercise cold water immersion benefits

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:03:04 +1300 | University of Canterbury

After monitoring recovery interventions in the Crusaders Super 15 rugby camp last year, University of Canterbury scientists want to investigate if immediate post-exercise cold water immersion is the main contributing recovery factor.More >>

Safety campaigner blames multiple fatalities on road design

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:18:02 +1300 | Dog And Lemon Guide

A prominent road safety campaigner is blaming multiple deaths on the design of New Zealand roads. More >>

Focus On Fluoridation Wrong: Kids Suffering

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:29:20 +1300 | FIND

Around one in 15 kids under the age of 14 are having teeth extracted, according to recently released health department figures. More >>

South Auckland residents' health concerns about motorway

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:59:51 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Many South Auckland residents have expressed concern regarding the long-term health implications of living close to New Zealand’s busiest motorway, University of Canterbury researchers have found.More >>

Research tests shows stroke patients’ memories do improve

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:57:10 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury lab study tests show people’s memory can improve after a stroke. More >>


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