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On the Nation: Plain Packaging Debate

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:48:43 +1200 | The Nation

Imperial Tobacco leaves open possibility of law suit against New Zealand government if plain packaging is introduced, as planned. Says it’s a “last resort” but “of course we will defend the right to use our brands”. More >>

WERO a success among mental health patients and staff

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:23:15 +1200 | WERO

WERO was designed to appeal to the competitive nature of smoking Maori, and after a successful pilot in Te Taitokerau and Hawke's Bay, was funded through the innovation fund for national competitions. Teams of 10 could register their waka and with a ...More >>

Professor Henry Brodaty wins the 2016 Ryman Prize

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:15:16 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

Professor Henry Brodaty wins the 2016 Ryman Prize World class researcher, clinician, advocate and pioneer recognised for three decades of work More >>

NTCELL® Parkinson’s trial results to be presented in Berlin

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:55:44 +1200 | LCT Global

As advised in our 7 June announcement of the trial results, Dr Barry Snow is presenting 81 week+ data on the safely and clinical effects of NTCELL in patients with Parkinson’s disease at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement ...More >>

Going 'in to bat' for the bees

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:14:47 +1200 | Plant and Food Research

For almost thirty years Dr Mark Goodwin has been protecting the kingdoms of queens and the health of their loyal subjects, often during times of foreign invasion. But while the realms he has dedicated his career to are small, their influence on the ...More >>

Blackspots Announcement Raises A Question

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:32:46 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The pretence of the government that it is putting extra funding into rural state highway blackspots is diabolical, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:17:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest results from the Kiwis Count survey show New Zealanders continue to experience high levels of patient satisfaction with the health sector. “Kiwis Count is an ...More >>

NCHIP will help make sure no child falls between the cracks

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:35:41 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The health of children in the Taranaki region will be better off with the launch of the National Child Health Information Platform (NCHIP) and Child and Youth Coordination Service (CaY-C) this week. More >>

New steps to tackle worsening Asian heart health

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:52:19 +1200 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is taking action to help address the declining heart health of Asians living in New Zealand, as indicated by concerning statistics. More >>

Sky Bridge next major step

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:41:16 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key today opened North Shore Hospital’s new Sky Bridge linking the Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) with the main hospital tower as part of plans to further integrate and expand services on the North Shore Hospital ...More >>

GMRI backs extension of free HPV vaccination to boys

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:22:25 +1200 | Gillies McIndoe Research Institute

Renowned plastic surgeon and cancer researcher Dr Swee Tan has come out in support of PHARMAC’s proposal to introduce free vaccinations to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) induced throat cancers.More >>

Minister honours passing of Māori health leader

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:32:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

21 June 2016 Media Statement Minister honours passing of Māori health leader Robin CooperMore >>

Unlocking Family Medical History Is Key To Glaucoma Preventi

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:40:36 +1200 | SpecSavers

Less than half of the New Zealand population are aware of family eye health history, potentially putting their sight at risk More >>

Top NZ technology entrepreneur recognised at APAC awards

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:27:00 +1200 | oDocs Eye Care

New Zealand’s oDocs Eye Care has been announced as a finalist in the prestigous APAC Talent Unleashed Awards today.More >>

Kiwi kids need to kick screens to the curb and exercise more

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:32:39 +1200 | AIA Group

Kiwi kids need to kick screens to the curb and exercise more New healthy living statistics released by AIA New Zealand More >>

Arohata Drug Treatment Unit Graduation

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:22:16 +1200 | Department Of Corrections

New Zealand’s only drug and alcohol unit programme for female prisoners saw six more women graduate from the programme at Arohata Prison on Monday 20 June. More >>

CanSurvive Results in Australia

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:49:45 +1200 | Can Survive

You may be impressed by the exceptional results of our local pink dragons Wellington's breast cancer survivor team, CanSurvive, in Australia over the weekend. More >>

Motor Neurone Disease- Latest News

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:24:22 +1200 | MND Association

Global MND/ALS Awareness Day is June 21, 2016 • Walks 2 D'Feet MND to be held in 12 New Zealand cities and towns on September 25th • Three inspiring women with MND take the lead • Well-known Kiwis join upcoming campaign More >>

Cansurvive Champions Across the Ditch

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:23:05 +1200 | Can Survive

You may be impressed by the exceptional results of our local pink dragons in Australia over the weekend. As a fitting end to a hugely successful season, the breast cancer survivor Cansurvive Dragonboat Team are proudly bringing home the silverware again.More >>

State of Care 2016: move to child-centred culture now

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:13:39 +1200 | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Moving to a more child-centred culture within Child, Youth and Family can and must start now if we want to see better outcomes for children currently in careand build a strong platform for the reforms to come, says Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell ...More >>


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