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EMA Supports Need to Get the Health and Safety Bill Right

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:27:12 +1200 | EMA

With New Zealand facing the biggest changes to health and safety laws in 20 years, the EMA supports the Governments delay of the Health and Safety Reform Bill if it means getting the right result for employers and workers.More >>

Relationships Aotearoa meets with transition providers

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:38:41 +1200 | Relationships Aotearoa

Relationships Aotearoa met this morning (Thursday, 28 May) with representatives of four of the five providers appointed by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to transition RA clients.More >>

DVS supports Nikki Regnault’s stem cell therapy dream

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:25:08 +1200 | DVS

DVS have teamed up with famous Kiwis to support MS sufferer Nikki Regnault’s stem cell therapy dream. The expensive treatment is Nikki’s last chance at fighting the degenerative disease.More >>

Quitline Celebrates its 40,000 Quitters

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:39:43 +1200 | Quitline

This World Smokefree Day (Sunday 31 May) Quitline is paying special tribute to the 40,000 New Zealanders who sign up to quit smoking with the service every year. More >>

Make HIV medication available early in New Zealand

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:36:44 +1200 | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Following the release of findings from an international trial on early benefits of treatment, New Zealand AIDS Foundation is calling PHARMAC to fund the immediate access to medication for people living with HIV.More >>

Celebrating World Smokefree Day in Canterbury

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:33:32 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Cantabrian’s are being encouraged to use World Smokefree Day on Sunday (May 31, 2015) to think about how they can contribute to a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. David Meates, Canterbury DHB chief executive, believes that by working together we can ...More >>

Sparkling Extravaganza Raises Thousands for Cranford Hospice

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:58:45 +1200 | No 9

A glittering, first-time fundraiser has raised thousands for Cranford Hospice and showcased Hawke’s Bay’s finest. More >>

What the Dickens is going on at SDHB?

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:20:34 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

What the Dickens is going on at SDHB? Problems at the financially-strapped Southern District Health Board appear to stretch to its HR department with information obtained by Labour showing it still records staff leave entitlements using manual book-keeping ...More >>

Taranaki DHB performs well in a number of health target area

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:04:07 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The quarter three 2014/15 health targets have been released by the Ministry of Health • Ministry of Health - Health Targets website More >>

The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:58:40 +1200 | REPS

Sleep is an important part of our health equation; we simply can’t live without it. Lack of sleep quickly leads to loss of concentration, tiredness, fatigue and impaired performance. In the long term, lack of sleep can contribute to negative ...More >>

‘Make Cystic Fibrosis Invincible’

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:13:18 +1200 | Choice Hotels

Stay Over at Choice Hotels And Help Those Living with Cystic Fibrosis Become Invincible To celebrate its two year partnership, Choice Hotels will donate $2 to Cystic Fibrosis NZ from every night stayed at any Choice hotel across New Zealand from 25 May until ...More >>

TB rate collection to continue one more year

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:04:25 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

TB rate collection to continue one more year Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to continue collecting the rate for the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) programme, but at a reduced amount of $500,000. Only ratepayers with properties two ...More >>

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Statistics on the Rise

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:58:20 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). At a forum on ‘FASD and Justice’ held in Whangarei last Friday, attended by more ...More >>

Response to Sunday Star Times article on immunisation

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:54:58 +1200 | Midwifery Council of NZ

The Midwifery Council was concerned to read an article in the Sunday Star Times yesterday which stated that some midwives were undermining Ministry of Health messages about immunisation.More >>

Foodback: Your Feedback for Healthier Food Places in Wairoa

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:20:39 +1200 | Foodback

The Foodback project is coming to Wairoa! It is led by a small team of researchers, Stefanie Vandevijvere and Rachel Williamson, who are passionate about health and wellbeing. At present we are designing an app that will collect information about ...More >>

Southern DHB leading the way

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:14:07 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB leading the way with working with the children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction (COPMIA) More >>

NZ Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:30:03 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis New Zealand remains on course for an aged-care funding crisis with the government avoiding the issue in Budget 2015, says New Zealand First.More >>

Ruby’s Cake Pop Tea Towel Art Raises $50k for Starship

Mon, 25 May 2015 12:47:59 +1200 | Starship

Ruby Seeto’s latest Cake Pop tea towel has raised $50,232 to help upgrade the operating theatres and surgical facilities at Starship.More >>

Stuart Newman: The Virosphere And Non-Linear Evolution

Mon, 25 May 2015 10:26:02 +1200 | Suzan Mazur

It was Stuart Newman who was the first of the Altenberg 16 scientists I discussed developments with following the Extended Synthesis symposium in 2008 at Konrad Lorenz Institute, a meeting I was barred from attending for having gotten out in front of ...More >>

Less than healthy outlook for health sector

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:31:34 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Funding for the health sector in Budget 2015 falls well short of expectations and will do little more than meet current demand, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

 

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