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MAMAgrams for Mother’s Day promotes mammograms

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:08:00 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

A MAMAgram – is that like a Strip-a-gram? Radio adverts playing on The Hits and Coast around Waikato at the moment pose that interesting question. The answer? Well….no. More >>

Changes on Plunket Foundation Board

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:29:26 +1200 | Plunket Foundation

Plunket President Andree Talbot has announced the resignation of Plunket Foundation Chair, Sir Ray Avery. Sir Ray was appointed Chair in June 2013, and was instrumental in the appointment of a new set of Trustees followed by the official launch of the ...More >>

More Council funding for community initiatives

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:51:06 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Community Sport and Recreation Committee has approved funding from its Social and Recreation Fund for 28 community groups. More >>

Health insurance claims hit $1 billion

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:33:38 +1200 | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance has funded a billion dollars in healthcare in the past year, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:54:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell is outraged by the squalid state of some private rental properties in Christchurch. “My first reaction was to name and shame those landlords, particularly those who ...More >>

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:52:10 +1200 | Auckland University

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials.More >>

Efficiency in Health

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:36:35 +1200 | Australian Government

A Productivity Commission research paper — based on views offered at a roundtable held with health policy experts in November 2014 — has found that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia’s health care system through ...More >>

Comvita Discusses Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:33:18 +1200 | Comvita New Zealand

Comvita recently published a blog on their website pointing out the link between Type 2 Diabetes and obesity, which is reproduced here. More >>

Pharmacy Leaders Forum discuss issues facing sector

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:02:12 +1200 | Pharmacy Guild

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met last week as part of its regular ongoing meeting schedule. More >>

New long-acting contraceptive Jaydess now available

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:11:21 +1200 | The PR Shop

Women in New Zealand now have an extra choice in contraception with the launch of Jaydess, a new long-acting, reversible intrauterine contraceptive system from Bayer. More >>

Don’t Quit on Quitting

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:53:44 +1200 | Quitline

New Zealand’s leading cessation service Quitline believes the smokefree target for 2025 is achievable with increased efforts to help smokers quit and stay quit. More >>

Cold snap sparks ANZAC outdoor safety awareness message

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:14:51 +1200 | New Zealand Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) recommends people heading outdoors this ANZAC weekend pay special attention to weather forecasts and ensure they are well prepared, following an April characterised by unsettled weather and a high number ...More >>

Climate Change Seminar at the University of Auckland

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:22 +1200 | University of Auckland

Perspectives on climate change as a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge is the subject of a seminar hosted by the University of Auckland next month. More >>

Preservative Charges: No Supermarkets, Major Butchery Chains

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:43:05 +1200 | Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand support the actions taken by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in the prosecution of 15 meat wholesalers/retailers and three company Directors for the non-compliant use of sulphites/sulphur dioxide in raw meat. More >>

Free Flu Vaccinations at Waikato Pharmacies a NZ First

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:40:29 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

People 65 years and over have the choice of getting their free flu vaccination at one of 23 pharmacies in the Waikato District Health Board (DHB) region from today (Tuesday 21 April) or from their general practitioner.More >>

Coleman launches flu immunisation campaign

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:43:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Victoria University of Wellington’s Student Hub. “The Government is committed to increasing influenza protection in New Zealand, especially among ...More >>

Addiction symposium tackles multiple issues

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:03:59 +1200 | Massey University

The sixth annual National Addiction Research Symposium gets underway on April 22 at Massey University’s SHORE & Whariki Centre in central Auckland, aiming to tackle both traditional and ‘new’ substance use issues.More >>

Kerikeri Cooking Club joins the breast cancer challenge

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:37:30 +1200 | Kerikeri Cooking Club

Kerikeri Cooking Club joins the breast cancer challenge with their annual Mother’s Day Pink Brunch. More >>

Consultation sought on tobacco control protocol

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:01:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Public feedback is being sought on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international agreement aimed at getting rid of the illicit trade in tobacco products. More >>

Key element in bacterial immune system discovered

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:43:32 +1200 | University of Otago

A University of Otago scientist is a member of an international research team that has made an important discovery about the workings of a bacterial immune system. The finding could lead to the development of tailor-made RNA-editing tools.More >>


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