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RACS, Ramsay Health sign MoU to improve respectful culture

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:26:15 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Ramsay Health Care and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the purpose of which is to build respect among staff and doctors and improve patient safety in surgery. More >>

Leading the way in trucking safety

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:15:40 +1200 | TR Master Drive Services

As we have seen in the news lately there have been a number of incidents involving trucks. Over the last 20 years the number of fatal crashes involving a truck has dropped by about a third according to Transport New Zealand, and around 65% of these ...More >>

Breathe Easy - Exercise!

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:12:56 +1200 | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the term used to cover a range of respiratory conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. COPD affects one in six kiwis. More >>

NZ’s childhood obesity needs ‘addressing urgently’

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:08 +1200 | College of Public Health Medicine

Action to reduce New Zealand’s alarming childhood obesity rate needs to focus on the physical and social environments we live in, says the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.More >>

AVCA Vape It Forward succeeds where others have failed

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:02:37 +1200 | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

AVCA VIF provides resources and training to mentors who support those who wish to switch to ENDS from combustible tobacco.   (The figures contained herein are from April 2016, which is the official start date of AVCA -  when it became organised ...More >>

Increasing nursing mothers’ vitamin D may benefit babies

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:21 +1200 | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago has found that giving breastfeeding mothers monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements may be a possible way to improve their babies’ vitamin D status.More >>

Wellington to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:51:00 +1200 | Drugs Health and Development Project

Friends and family of people who have died of overdoses will gather at the Wellington needle exchange on Wednesday 31 August to remember those who have died and to build awareness of overdoses, as part of International Overdose Awareness DayMore >>

Arthritis product success results in 600% sales growth

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:40:54 +1200 | Promisia Integrative Limited

NZX-listed New Zealand company Promisia Integrative Limited has reported a 600% sales growth for its flagship product, Arthrem, during the six month period ended 30 June 2016.More >>

Community Nurses And Doctors Recognised With Awards

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:15:12 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

The Northland Health and Social Innovation Awards are returning in November this year. This time around, primary healthcare workers are being recognised with their own category and four distinct awards. More >>

Environmental impacts come first in EPA insecticide decision

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:08:15 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has declined an application to import an insecticide to control pests on onion and potato crops. More >>

More work to get underway to improve safety on SH16

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:41:59 +1200 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Work will start next week (5 September) on another NZ Transport Agency project to improve safety on State Highway 16 at Helensville. More >>

Lifeline launches ad campaign in fight for survival

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:14:03 +1200 | LifeLine

Lifeline Aotearoa today launched a “Help Keep Lifeline Alive” campaign as part of its fight for survival. More >>

Urgent recommendations: Tory Channel cruise ships, pilotage

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:33:32 +1200 | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued two urgent recommendations concerning the risk assessment process for cruise ships using Tory Channel and the way Maritime New Zealand pilotage requirements are being interpreted. More >>

Rigorous Testing Applied to Water Supply

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:19:06 +1200 | Mackenzie District Council

Mackenzie District Council says it’s committed to keeping ratepayers’ water safe with regular testing and monitoring of district water supplies as required by New Zealand’s Drinking Water Standards. More >>

Minister thanks community for disability strategy feedback

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:37:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner has thanked everyone who joined the conversation to create a better future for the one in four New Zealanders who have a physical, sensory, learning, mental health or other impairment.More >>

Netball-specific injury prevention programme launched

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:20:48 +1200 | Netball New Zealand

Media Release Friday 26 August, 2016 The number of devastating knee injuries suffered by netballers could be reduced four-fold through Netball New Zealand’s new injury prevention programme, NetballSmart.More >>

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines New Zealand nutrition experts are calling for an end to the pitting of carbohydrates against fats and say we should instead focus on what is most important – the quality of food in our diets. Current nutrition ...More >>

Coleman: New Zealand College of Midwives conference

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:21:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here today to open the New Zealand College of Midwives 14th biennial national conference. More >>

Dunne: Closing of Mental Health Services Conference

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:17:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone and welcome to the final day of The Mental Health Services Conference 2016, or perhaps better known by many, as the Themes (ThMHS) conference. More >>

Minister of Health Dismisses Catheter Shortage

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:30:41 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Patients around New Zealand are being forced to wash and reuse catheters because they are being supplied with only half the number they need, says New Zealand First. More >>

 

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