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Nurses serving their community through faith

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:08:29 +1200 | New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association

The New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association will be looking at ways to keep the ministry sustainable at its annual conference in September this year. More >>

National Conference –“Prostate Partners – Working Together”

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:32:54 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s National Conference will be held in Wellington and a number of significant speakers are involved, including Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall.More >>

Update on the Independent Forestry Safety Review

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:27:58 +1200 | Independent Forestry Safety Review

The formal consultation process for the Independent Forestry Safety Review has now been completed. The Panel has received feedback on its consultation document. This included 111 written submissions from government agencies, forest industry stakeholders ...More >>

Conference Aims to Build Resilient Connected Teen Whanau

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:46:46 +1200 | Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust’s Manager, Cinnamon Whitlock has expressed her support and acknowledged the bravery of Georgia Hagerman in sharing her story in the media. “We wish Georgia all the best on her new journey of motherhood,” she ...More >>

Heart Foundation Welcomes Health Star Rating System

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:46 +1200 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has welcomed the Government’s decision to adopt the Australian Health Star Rating System which will help consumers identify more healthy food products. The Foundation has been advocating for ‘front of pack’ labelling for many years ...More >>

Northland veterinarians assist in Northland relief efforts

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:44:51 +1200 | New Zealand Veterinary Association

Northland veterinarians, along with many others, are on high alert and assisting in relief efforts, working collaboratively with organisations such as Dairy NZ and their farmer clients, following the floods and damage caused by Northland’s severe ...More >>

Social sector makes gains in BPS targets

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:09:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Results released today show good progress is being made to achieve the Government’s Better Public Services targets, say social sector Ministers Tony Ryall, Paula Bennett and Hekia Parata.More >>

Top 5 Scoop Press Releases Week To 19th July 2014

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:59:25 +1200 | Scoop Insights

The following five press releases were the top performing press releases (by NZ page view numbers) according to Google Analytics on Scoop for the seven days to 19th July 2014. More >>

Flu vaccinations available until August 31

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:42:24 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board says it’s great news that flu vaccinations are now available until 31 August. They are free for pregnant women, people 65 and over and those with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, mental ...More >>

Measles case confirmed in Tairawhiti

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:02:28 +1200 | Tairawhiti District Health

A primary school boy has returned from the Waikato with measles. “This young chap unfortunately was not immunised and must have come into contact with someone with measles”, said Dr Bruce Duncan, Medical Officer of Health. “Fortunately, his ...More >>

New Approach Needed to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:37:31 +1200 | Growing Up in New Zealand

Routinely collected health data on pregnant women could be used in a better way to identify ‘at risk’ children earlier and more effectively, according to a new report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study released today.More >>

Opening of the Breakthrough Wellness Centre, Taumarunui

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:24:24 +1200 | The Maori Party

Opening of the Breakthrough Wellness Centre, Taumarunui E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, tēnā koutou. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa i runga i te kaupapa o te rā, huri atu te pō, nau mai te ao! Nā reira, tēnei au he muka nō te taurawhiri a Hinengakau ...More >>

Pull on your gumboots, stay well

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:29:19 +1200 | Rural Women

Rural Women New Zealand reminds Far North families to be mindful about drinking water, pull on their gumboots, wash hands and faces thoroughly, and cover cuts and grazes before they come into contact with flood water to reduce the chance of getting ...More >>

Toolkit 4 Tamariki: Spotlight on pre-schooler obesity

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:01:02 +1200 | University of Waikato

Waikato University clinical psychology student Julie Chatwin wants to talk to parents who have concerns that their pre-schooler may be an unhealthy weight. More >>

Tackling childhood obesity is not rocket science

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:49:21 +1200 | Green Party

The Government’s latest snub of scientific evidence – this time about its failure to address childhood obesity – is another example of National’s reliance on ‘tobacco science’ to justify its denial agenda, the Green Party said today. An Auckland ...More >>

Experts highlight big gaps in healthy food policies

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:04:01 +1200 | University of Auckland

Healthy food policies to promote childhood health and reduce obesity are lacking, according to a report highlighting the policy priorities assessed by an expert panel of more than 50 New Zealand public health professionals, medical practitioners and ...More >>

Researchers investigate impact of brain protein on memory

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:53:20 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating a brain protein which may impact on the memory of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Memory problems are common in many diseases of the brain and they are the hallmark of dementia, including Alzheimer’s ...More >>

Paying patients to go away not a solution

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:26:26 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A voucher system being used by emergency departments in Southern DHB - which pays patients to see a GP – is designed to skew figures to meet Government targets, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.More >>

Serious flaws in rare disorders medicine fund proposal

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:26:45 +1200 | New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders

Patient advocates are rallying support for submissions to Pharmac about the U-turn they have made on medicine funding for ultra-rare disorders. After repeated refusal to fund novel and expensive treatments for disorders that affect mostly just a handful ...More >>

Precautionary recall of Amoxicillin Actavis Powder

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:16:20 +1200 | Actavis

Actavis New Zealand Ltd confirms that as a precautionary measure and in close co-ordination with the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, Medsafe, in New Zealand, the company has issued a consumer level recall of all batches of Amoxicillin ...More >>


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