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Campaign Highlights Anti-Epilepsy Dangers for Pregnant Women

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:53:49 +1300 | ACC

A new awareness campaign is highlighting the importance of women talking to their doctor about the pros and cons of taking anti-epileptic medicine during pregnancy. More >>

Green Cross Training Platform Wins Big on Global Stage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:24:47 +1300 | Green Cross Health

22 November 2017, AUCKLAND, NZ: Investment in an innovative on the job learning platform has paid off for Green Cross Health, crowned best in its field in a globally renowned HR awards programme.More >>

Mycare & WeVisit Join Forces to Improve NZ Care & Support

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:25:33 +1300 | Mycare

New Zealand’s largest home care platform Mycare has joined forces with Christchurch based community-building service, WeVisit. The businesses will move forward under the Mycare banner.More >>

Consumer NZ, Dental Association call for added sugar labels

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:22:14 +1300 | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are asking the government to back new rules for the labelling of added sugars in food and drinks. More >>

Hard Hitting Concussions Spark Response

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:09:07 +1300 | Geneva Healthcare

35,000 is the number of estimated head injuries that Kiwis suffer each year, according to ACC’s Sport Concussion In New Zealand: ACC National Guidelines, May 2016. More >>

Vehicle safety linked to some road deaths

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:13:34 +1300 | Motor Trade Association

MTA urges the Government to look at vehicle safety as it tries to combat the growing road toll. More >>

Parents Need to Lead Responsible Drinking Behaviour

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:52:27 +1300 | The Tomorrow Project

Parents are being urged to take the lead and talk to their teenagers now about responsible drinking after the latest Ministry of Health figures show well over half (56.3%) of Kiwi 15-17-year-olds have drunk alcohol in the last year – and 7.6% (or 15,000) ...More >>

Parenting A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:08:27 +1300 | FASD-CAN

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be in the spotlight again this week when international expert Jeff Noble gives insight and hope to New Zealand parents, caregivers and professionals dealing with fetal alcohol and its effects daily.More >>

Vaping helps reverse smoking harm - asthma expert

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:46:51 +1300 | Massey University

Smokers with asthma or chronic obstructive respiratory disease have the most to gain from switching to vaping, says international asthma specialist Professor Riccardo Polosa, who is speaking at Massey University next week.More >>

Complex DNA law needs rewrite

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:36:22 +1300 | Law Commission

The law that covers police obtaining and using DNA in criminal investigations is too complicated says Law Commissioner Donna Buckingham. More >>

16 babies will come early in NZ today

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:51:38 +1300 | Neonatal Trust

If the averages play true, today there will be 16 babies born premature in New Zealand on World Prematurity Day. More >> New finger on the health news pulse

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:51:25 +1300 | NZME provides an independent and impartial go-to news source for all health professionals and those with a passion for all things health. More >>

Plumbing leader calls for increased investment in sanitation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:41:52 +1300 | Laser Group

World Toilet Day often brings a smile to the face of the reader, until they realise the seriousness of the topic, and what the outcome could be if we didn’t have something that we all take for granted, the humble toilet. More >>

Whooping Cough on the Rise in Nelson Region

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:46:03 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough Health

Five confirmed cases and a further 18 suspected cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have been notified recently to the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS). All come from the Nelson region.More >>

New Zealand recommended to move on a floor price for alcohol

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:31:09 +1300 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Public health groups are thrilled that the five-year legal battle to set a floor price for alcohol in Scotland has finally reached its conclusion. On Wednesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Scottish Government to allow implementation ...More >>

World COPD Day - Combat Breathlessness with Exercise

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:55:40 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Symptoms of this rarely talked about health condition include coughing, increased phlegm, breathlessness, and may affect at least 200,000 (or 15%) of the New Zealand adult population. The disease is called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ...More >>

Controlling Cancer in the Pacific

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:19:38 +1300 | Massey University

Cancer is a significant and growing problem in the Pacific, with limited resources and finance, and a strategy which means cancer is often overshadowed by other diseases. Now researchers are calling for the challenges faced by the island nations to be ...More >>

Promote Affordable Access to Diabetes Medicines for Women

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:15:51 +1300 | United Nations

14 November 2017 – On World Diabetes Day, the United Nations health agency has said that women – especially those in low-income countries – are particularly vulnerable to diabetes, a condition that can be prevented or delayed with medication, ...More >>

Connecting Rural Customers to Global Health Professionals

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:58:31 +1300 | Vero Insurance New Zealand

Vero Insurance, part of Suncorp New Zealand, has recently partnered with Best Doctors to provide its rural customers with free access to some of the world’s leading medical specialists.More >>

Road safety ‘morally, economically sound investment’

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:20:13 +1300 | United Nations

13 November 2017 – Calling for greater efforts to reduce road traffic deaths worldwide, the United Nations envoy for road safety on Monday stressed that a proposed UN fund, along with national investments, would turn the tide of rising fatality numbers.More >>


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