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Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference. I would like to thank Green Cross Health for the opportunity to be here today. It is a real pleasure to see so many pharmacists ...More >>

Vitamin D important to protect against bowel diseases

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:27:59 +1200 | Auckland University

Wider use of vitamin D fortified foods and dietary supplements to benefit bowel health, are suggested by new research from the University of Auckland. More >>

Firstborn women more likely to be overweight or obese: study

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:47:14 +1200 | University of Auckland

Firstborn women are more likely to be overweight or obese than their second-born sisters, according to the largest study of its kind in women. The study led by New Zealand’s Liggins Institute, in collaboration with Swedish scientists, is published ...More >>

National Dementia Plan Urgently Needed

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:22:37 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Ministry of Health has no plan to care for the 150,000 New Zealanders who are likely to have dementia by 2050, says New Zealand First. “When questioned in Parliament today Health Minister Jonathan Coleman could only point to an outline for dementia ...More >>

Release of 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:13:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The 2015-2020 National Drug Policy has been launched at Parliament today by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. More >>

Influenza vaccine programme further extended

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:56:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's still not too late to vaccinate against influenza with the free vaccine programme further extended until Friday 11 September. More >>

No Sales in Controlled Purchase Operation

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:11:05 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) was carried out by Northland Police and Northland District Health Board recently. The operation audited 16 Off-licensed premises in the Mid North and Bay of Islands area. More >>

Mindful of that pure diet

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:12:17 +1200 | Released Via Network Communications

Nutrition apps, fruit and vegetables delivered to your door, beetroot juice and breakfast in schools. Much has changed for the better in the food and nutrition world in the last few years - so why are we still eating badly? Why are we getting fatter?More >>

Health Practitioners Bill

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:51:59 +1200 | Select Committee Office

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 7 October 2015. More >>

Nurses And DHBs Agree on Pay And Conditions

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:44:06 +1200 | Morris PR

One of New Zealand’s largest collective employment agreements has been settled for the next two years. More >>

Asthma Awareness Week is the 31 August – 6 September

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:14:45 +1200 | The Asthma Foundation

Asthma Awareness Week is the 31 August – 6 September with Balloon Day on Friday, 5 September. More >>

Quarter 4 health targets – Canterbury improves or maintains

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:40:03 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

The Canterbury Health system continues improving against National Health Targets and is exceeding them in areas such as emergency department wait times, elective surgery and hospital smoking cessation.More >>

Taranaki DHB performs well in Q4 national health targets

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:31:17 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The results for Quarter Four of 2014/15 have been released by the Ministry of Health. Taranaki DHB has performed well in the majority of national health targets in Q4. Taranaki DHB Acting Chief Executive, Rosemary Clements said, “A focus on the six ...More >>

West Coast DHB meets majority of health targets

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:26:41 +1200 | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB meets majority of health targets The West Coast District Health Board has met five out of seven national health targets, topping the country in one target and narrowly missing two targets by eight and two patients respectively. The DHB’s ...More >>

Still no good news for new grad nurses

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:48:00 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

A release from Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today, congratulating himself that more new graduate nurses are finding jobs sooner has student nurses and other NZNO members rolling their eyes. More >>

Rotorua turning blue for prostate cancer campaign

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:53 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua will be alight with blue hues next month as part of Prostate Cancer Foundation’s national awareness campaign. Blue September will once again feature iconic Rotorua buildings and landmarks lit up with blue lighting. They include Rotorua Lakes Council’s ...More >>

Why Are Doctors Begging for Money in Bowel Cancer Fight?

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:54:22 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the government to give Christchurch doctors and researchers $400,000 to start a bowel cancer project using a breath-testing machine. “The machine has potential to detect bowel cancer, the deadliest cancer in New Zealand, but health ...More >>

Science close to unlocking velvet’s secret

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:21:56 +1200 | Deer Industry NZ

New Zealand and South Korean scientists believe they will soon be able to identify the compounds that give deer antler velvet its immune-boosting properties. More >>

Q+A: Andrew Little - Health and Safety Reform Bill

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:02:40 +1200 | TVNZ

Q+A: Andrew Little - the government needs to 'restore public confidence' in the Health and Safety Reform Bill More >>

Conference will highlight spirituality in palliative care

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:05:28 +1200 | Selwyn Foundation

The Selwyn Foundation’s Centre for Ageing and Spirituality will be hosting a one-day conference on spirituality in palliative care, with a focus on older people, on 17 September 2015.More >>


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