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Public health warning extended: Marine biotoxin in shellfish

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:14:24 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today extended the public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested between Akaroa Head and Gore Bay. The warning has been extended northwards from Motunau Beach following ...More >>

New health clinic to reach more vulnerable children

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:47:02 +1300 | Well Foundation

Detecting and removing a piece of lego and toy battery from a 10-year-old boy’s ear, that had likely been there for years, and getting him into the system for ongoing ear treatment is a stand out case for a mobile health clinic, which is about to expand ...More >>

New research shows gaps widening for Māori

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:39:39 +1300 | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Wai-Research today launches two important publications that look into Māori child wellbeing and the widening gaps in Māori Mental Health, as well as announcing Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie as Pou (Patron) of the research unit. More >>

Launch of the Gluten Management Association in NZ

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:54:45 +1300 | Gluten Management Association

Launch of Gluten Management Association in New Zealand Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 11.30am Press Release: Gluten Management Association More >>

Action plan to improve Pacific health and wellbeing

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:28:02 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Pacific peoples living throughout Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti will be better supported to live healthier and more independent lives through Capital & Coast DHB’s (CCDHB) new Pacific action plan – ‘Toe timata le upega’.More >>

Winton Stream effluent update

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:31:48 +1300 | Environment Southland

People should continue to avoid contact with the Winton Stream, as Environment Southland compliance staff investigate a discharge of effluent into a tributary feeding the stream last week.More >>

The Real Cost of Physical Inactivity

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:23:28 +1300 | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

With bills to pay and a range of costs increasing, it’s not unexpected that we have to look at what we spend and limit where we spend it. When the budget comes under scrutiny it is often our recreation and exercise costs or memberships that ...More >>

The role of online networks for head & neck cancer patients

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:17:16 +1300 | Head and Neck Network

Being connected across space and time. That is what an online cancer community can offer head and neck cancer patients from all corners of New Zealand. More >>

The “internet of care” - a surgeon’s perspective

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:15:19 +1300 | Head and Neck Network

All doctors (including surgeons) are encouraged to practice ‘patient centred care’. There are varying interpretations of this but an accepted view is that it requires good communication, partnership with patients and their families as well as health ...More >>

GPs can do more to help patient weight loss

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:17:19 +1300 | University of Auckland

Primary care approaches to obesity need a rethink with GPs providing more support for patient weight loss, according to two University of Auckland public health academics. In an editorial published today in leading medical journal, The Lancet, Professor ...More >>

First NZ Alcoholics Anonymous Survey in Over Ten Years

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:07:42 +1300 | alcoholics anonymous

First NZ Alcoholics Anonymous Survey in Over Ten Years Shows Current Trends in Recovery The results of the first New Zealand survey of members of Alcoholics Anonymous since 2004 have been published to mark the Fellowship’s 2016 AA Awareness Week. Almost ...More >>

Rare disease advocate welcomes statement from UNDP

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:51:03 +1300 | John Forman

Rare disease advocate John Forman, has been working on the promotion of a rare disease agenda in public policy here in New Zealand, and internationally, since the late 1990s. He is delighted that UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark has ...More >>

Diabetes New Zealand and Pita Pit plate up

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:21:46 +1300 | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand is delighted to announce a new partnership with Pita Pit NZ Ltd that will see both organisations dishing up aligned messages around the importance of healthier food choices. More >>

Dunedin rugby clubs promote healthy culture

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:40:20 +1300 | WellSouth

Several rugby clubs have received recognition from Southern DHB and WellSouth for their commitment to creating a healthy culture within their club. More >>

Safer Hours Campaign Launches Public Petition

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:27:51 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

The New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association is providing the public with a direct way to show their support for resident doctors in their campaign for safer working hours in the form of an online petition.More >>

RHĀNZ welcomes proposed rurally-focussed medical school

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:41:37 +1300 | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) welcomes the proposal to establish a new rurally-focussed medical school for New Zealand. More >>

Heart Foundation commends ASA for strengthening codes

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:24:08 +1300 | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation welcomes the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) announcement to strengthen the code of advertising to children, but says the new measures still don’t go far enough.More >>

Call for cuts to band-aid solutions over contaminated water

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:12:35 +1300 | Water New Zealand

A small number of water suppliers are dealing with contaminated water problems through band-aid solutions, according to the authors of a study on failing the drinking water standards.More >>

Fun and fitness for all ages this Labour Weekend

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:44:35 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

The upgraded Beach Road playground officially opens tomorrow with a big celebration and the Hetherington Reserve Fitness Trail plays host to the Whangamata Fun and Wellness Expo on Sunday.More >>

Food industry welcomes report on advertising to children

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:08:18 +1300 | Food and Grocery Council

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council welcomes the report on the review of the Children’s Code for Advertising Food and the Code for Advertising to Children. More >>


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