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Save the Children welcomes Judge Becroft’s appointment

Thu, 5 May 2016 10:36:08 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

Judge Becroft is well known in communities across New Zealand for his focus on what is important: the best interest of the child. His approach to child protection and restorative juvenile justice is an inspiration locally as well as internationally.More >>

Meet New Zealand Women and Their Midwives in Video Vignettes

Wed, 4 May 2016 17:31:14 +1200 | New Zealand College of Midwives

Comments from New Zealand College of Midwives members who recently saw two new videos which are being released tomorrow to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. More >>

Vulnerable families left out in the cold

Wed, 4 May 2016 17:15:23 +1200 | Sustainability Trust

The needs of vulnerable, low-income families risk getting lost in the political tussle over healthy homes if a proven insulation scheme is left to flounder, says Wellington social enterprise Sustainability Trust. More >>

Southern DHB spreading the message to ‘See Your Hands’

Wed, 4 May 2016 15:11:18 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB spreading the message to ‘See Your Hands’ for World Hand Hygiene Day Use Me Group Shot2Tomorrow, Southern DHB will be celebrating World Hand Hygiene Day (Thursday 5 May 2016). The theme this year is ‘See Your Hands - hand hygiene ...More >>

Rotorua mum ditches fast food and turns life around

Wed, 4 May 2016 11:39:20 +1200 | Air New Zealand

When Alison King moved to New Zealand in 2003, she would never have imagined that 13 years later she would have completed four Ironman races in Taupo, 11 marathons, roughly 15 half marathons and five half Ironman races. More >>

Protecting the Long-Term Health of Kiwi Women Seniors

Wed, 4 May 2016 10:30:05 +1200 | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Today in the Banquet Hall of Parliament Buildings, Wellington a group of breast cancer supporters, MPs, and VIP guests gathered at a special Pink Ribbon Breakfast event, where the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) presented a petition to Government ...More >>

Southern DHB Encouraging Expectant Mums to be Immunised

Wed, 4 May 2016 10:10:55 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board is celebrating Immunisation Week (May 2-8) along with the rest of New Zealand with the theme of ‘protecting baby starts in pregnancy’. Expectant mums are encouraged to be immunised during pregnancy, immunise baby on ...More >>

Confirmed case of measles in Northland

Tue, 3 May 2016 14:12:40 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A case of Measles has been confirmed in the Kaeo area. The person had participated in the national Kapa Haka event at Claudelands Events Centre, in the Waikato on the 16 April 2016. More >>

Wake up and smell the coffee for a great cause!

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:46:51 +1200 | Robert Harris

Wake up and smell the coffee for a great cause! Every New Zealander can contribute to fighting breast cancer this May, simply by going out for breakfast in their own neighbourhood. Customers visiting their local Robert Harris café throughout May ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s indefensible stance

Tue, 3 May 2016 10:15:09 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

One of the interesting line items in this month’s Budget will be the one that sets out the increase – if any – in Pharmac’s base funding, to enable it to meet the huge cost of the new class of so called ‘biologics’ drugs for treating ...More >>

Melanoma New Zealand delighted with OPDIVO registration

Mon, 2 May 2016 15:53:54 +1200 | Melanoma New Zealand

Melanoma New Zealand is delighted that anti-PD1 immunotherapy OPDIVO (Nivolumab) has been approved by Medsafe and is now a registered medicine in New Zealand. More >>

Asthma - can we live with it?

Mon, 2 May 2016 15:43:22 +1200 | Citizen News Service

Asthma - can we live with it? Akanksha Sethi World Asthma Day is Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 More >>

Southern DHB turning ‘Listening into Action’

Mon, 2 May 2016 12:51:33 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

This week, Southern DHB is sharing its draft values, and discussing how to turn these into actions, with patients, their whānau, staff and partner healthcare providers in a series of ‘Listening into Action’ sessions. These sessions are part of the ...More >>

Call for urgent health check on Wellington runway extension

Mon, 2 May 2016 12:28:38 +1200 | Ora Taiao

OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is calling for an independent health check on Wellington Airport’s expensive plans to extend the runway into Lyall Bay. More >>

TRUSCREEN COMMENCES EXPORT OF SECOND GENERATION DEVICE

Mon, 2 May 2016 12:13:30 +1200 | Truscreen

Cancer technology company TruScreen Limited (NZAX: TRU) advises that supply and export of its second generation cervical cancer screening device, known as TruScreen Ultra, has commenced with initial shipments to Latin America (Mexico) and the Middle East ...More >>

Surgeons gather in Brisbane

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:55:01 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Surgeons from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) will next week join their counterparts of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for a series of workshops, discussions, plenaries and masterclasses ...More >>

Exercise has more impact on health than diet

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:47:54 +1200 | ANZCA

Exercise has more impact than dieting on people’s health. Even among people who are obese, those who exercise regularly have a lower death rate than both obese and slender people who do not exercise.More >>

Pain is the hidden side of the obesity epidemic

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:16:50 +1200 | ANZCA

People who are obese are more likely to suffer from chronic pain and need special help to manage it, an international speaker told a meeting of Australian and New Zealand pain specialists today.More >>

New technique revolutionises treatment for stroke

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:08:17 +1200 | ANZCA

A revolutionary treatment for stroke that involves removing the clot using a tiny device inserted into an artery results in more people able to go home independent, and has no higher rate of injury or death than conventional treatments. More >>

Immunisation Week 2016: Protection starts during pregnancy

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:03:23 +1200 | University of Auckland

Expectant mums can start protecting their babies from serious illnesses before their baby is born. More >>

 

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