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Four cases Paratyphoid now confirmed

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:49:25 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is investigating four confirmed cases of Paratyphoid Fever and is following up three suspect cases. More >>

$20bn high-value food sector conference

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:11:53 +1300 | High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge

More than 200 of the country’s leading researchers and business people will gather in Auckland this week (25 &26 Sept) for the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge annual conference 2017, Nutritional Science Fuelling Innovation.More >>

High-Value Nutrition researchers tackle global health issues

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:09:25 +1300 | High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge

The country’s top scientists are taking on two major global health issues: the tsunami of diabetes in Asia and how the right nutrition can boost immunity to the flu in research supported by the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge.More >>

Independent Commissioner for ACC Oversight

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:10:28 +1300 | Physiotherapy Trust

The Physiotherapy Trust New Zealand supports an Independent Commissioner for ACC oversight. If the case history of ACC is considered it is clear since the inception of ACC, when it was regarded as world class and was overseen by three Commissioners, ...More >>

Three cases of Paratyphoid confirmed

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:00:44 +1200 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is investigating three Paratyphoid cases reported over the last week. More >>

Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:49:50 +1200 | Massey University

The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand, has found only 30 per cent are getting the recommended daily amount.More >>

NZ Behind Rest of Modern World in Medicines Funding

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:26:48 +1200 | New Zealand Pompe Network

New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the modern world when it comes to funding medicines for rare diseases according to the Secretary of the New Zealand Pompe Network Mr. Vaughan Thomas. More >>

NZ’s third leading cause of death on the back burner

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:32:41 +1200 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Ministry of Health targets are reviewed annually to ensure they align with health priorities, however New Zealand’s third leading cause of death still has no defined national health target with dedicated funding behind it. More >>

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:04:49 +1200 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain must Spell End to Fluoridation in New Zealand More >>

Be A STAR & Walk for Breast Cancer

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:32:02 +1200 | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2017 Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. More >>

Students Compete in 48-Hour Challenge to Improve Wellbeing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:57:20 +1200 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) has created a unique and competitive way to improve wellbeing via a new national social enterprise challenge, in the lead up to the Social Enterprise World Forum .More >>

New clues in childhood obesity puzzle: study

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:45:26 +1200 | Growing Up in New Zealand

New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. More >>

Solving obesity epidemic can start at home

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:15:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found.More >>

Jess Tiplady Wins NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:13:50 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017 The 2017 Young Nurse of the Year was announced at last night’s NZNO Annual Conference dinner at Te Papa and went to Jess Tiplady , Nurse Practitioner from Auckland. Jess Tiplady works at the Greenstone Family Clinic, ...More >>

Anxiety Affecting NZ Women’s Health

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:11:33 +1200 | RANZCP

Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety and it is affecting women’s health more severely than heart disease and kidney failure, new guidelines developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) reveal.More >>

Nutrition: Hospitalization Increasing, Learning Decreasing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:19:48 +1200 | Without Limits Learning

A recent New Zealand Herald article (September 19, 2017) by Kirsty Johnston has exemplified what educators in New Zealand have known for years. Child malnutrition is on the rise, and more and more New Zealand children are being hospitalised for nutrient ...More >>

Lack of sleep could affect your safety at work

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:10:25 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Daylight Saving this weekend is a good time to check on the amount of sleep you are getting to keep yourself and others healthy and safe as you work, says WorkSafe Chief Executive Nicole Rosie.More >>

Pompe Patients Plea for Funding

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:26:44 +1200 | New Zealand Pompe Network

Pompe Disease patients are being ignored by National Party candidates and the Prime Minister in the lead up to this weekend’s general election. More >>

NZ’s Child Sex Crimes Ranking Demands Urgent Response

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:06:52 +1200 | Stop Demand

Sexual violence advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation says that a UN report that ranks New Zealand as being in the top seven countries for child sex crimes, highlights the urgent need for action.More >>

Elderly tenants take Tāmaki Regeneration to the High Court

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:45:11 +1200 | Niki Eviction

Two days before the 2017 General Election, state housing advocates and supporters will march and assemble at the Auckland High Court where the appeal of Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti will be heard.More >>

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