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GPs use mobile tech to support smoking cessation targets

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:16 +1200 | Vensa Health

GPs use mobile technology to support smoking cessation targets Practice-patient communications platform, TXT2Remind, allows GPs to take a proactive approach to smoking cessation support Auckland, 20 August 2014 – General Practice (GP) clinics around ...More >>

Social networks key to improving health in NZ

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:37 +1200 | Massey University

Turning conventional thinking about health and healthcare on its head by championing social networks is vital if New Zealanders want to improve their health outcomes, and ultimately save the nation money, says a leading public health expert.More >>

Labour – supporting and valuing carers and the cared for

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:38:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Placing real value on our elderly and the people who care for them will be a priority for a Labour Government, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

STAR treatment for South Auckland patients

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:35:23 +1200 | Healthy Communications

People with diabetes, gout, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease will soon be getting STAR treatment in Otara. More >>

Two new treatments funded for blood disorders and cancers

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:56:03 +1200 | PHARMAC

Up to 400 patients a year are likely to live longer as a result of PHARMAC funding two new medicines. More >>

Free flu immunisation ends soon

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:26:35 +1200 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

New Zealanders eligible for free influenza immunisation have only a short time left to be vaccinated before the Government-subsidised campaign ends for this year on August 31. Medical Officer of Health Jim Miller says our influenza season seems to ...More >>

Turia: Midlands Region Pacific Provider Network

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:45:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou e te mana whenua o tēnei rohe, Tainui waka, Waikato iwi, e Te Whare o Te Kāhui Ariki, ka nui temihi ki a koutou katoa. More >>

Iraq: UN humanitarian agencies scaling up efforts

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:36:23 +1200 | UN News

Amidst an expanding displacement crisis in Iraq, several United Nations humanitarian organizations are scaling up efforts to get food and water to people fleeing attacks by the Islamic State (IS).More >>

UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:24:53 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land from affected countries unless it is part of a medical evacuation, as it also expressed ...More >>

Wellington teen'sThe Book of Hat runner-up prestigious award

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:58:11 +1200 | Makaro Press

Teen author’s The Book of Hat makes top three in the $10,000 Ashton Wylie Prize with 96-year-old Sir Lloyd Geering and literary superstar Joy Cowley More >>

ALRANZ using front website to target medical professionals

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:44:55 +1200 | The Leading Edge

Brendan Malone of The Leading Edge has just published an exclusive article exposing the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ (ALRANZ) for their dishonesty and hypocrisy in using a new front website to target NZ medical professionals who ...More >>

Bidding open for famous Kiwis’ Daffodil Day art

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:00:01 +1200 | ANZ New Zealand

Now’s your chance to have a piece of art created by a famous New Zealander hanging on your wall – all in the name of a very good cause. More >>

Twitter study finds powerful potential

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:27:27 +1200 | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A feasibility study by ESR's Business Intelligence team has shown that combining the data contained in existing fact-based surveillance systems with social media comment could enrich the information that helps inform policy and response decisions.More >>

Malaghan Institute unravels mysteries of allergic response

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:41:59 +1200 | Malaghan Institute

Researchers at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington are a step closer to unravelling some of the mysteries surrounding what triggers an allergic response.More >>

Ebola: cases, deaths ‘vastly underestimated,’ says UN health

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:38:38 +1200 | UN News

Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis as they work around the clock to stop the disease from spreading, according to the United Nations World ...More >>

New Website Lists Doctors Who Oppose Contraception

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:20:36 +1200 | My Decision

A new grassroots project aimed at sharing information about doctors and other medical professionals who hinder reproductive health-care access because of moral or religious reasons is being launched today online.More >>

Rural Women /Access Homehealth scholarship awarded to nurse

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:15:17 +1200 | Rural Women

The 2014 Rural Women NZ/Access Homehealth scholarship has been awarded to Bay of Plenty nurse Ellen Walker. More >>

Māori Party Calls for Northland Whānau to Be Vigilant

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:28:12 +1200 | The Maori Party

Maori Party’s Te Tai Tokerau candidate, Te Hira Paenga shares the concerns of Dr Lance O’Sullivan about the potential for a major measles outbreak in Northland. More >>

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:27:00 +1200 | University of Auckland

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand Media Release University of Auckland 15 August 2014 More >>

New lung cancer handbook achieves WriteMark Standard

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:16:55 +1200 | WriteMark

Cancer has a wide reach. When someone gets cancer, they desperately need clear information—and so do their family and friends. The information has to meet their needs and answer their questions, in as simple and straightforward a way as possible.More >>


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