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New 5-yearly HPV screening policy in Australia

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:39:27 +1300 | University of Otago

The new 5-yearly HPV screening policy in Australia may reduce protection from cervical cancer More >>

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:27:15 +1300 | Northland DHB

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death The 16-year-old male from Kerikeri, who had been among 190 people attending the St John youth camp on Motutapu Island this weekend, died in Auckland City Hospital on Saturday of suspected meningococcal ...More >>

Antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:52:20 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island camp to provide protective antibiotics and assess the risk to others after a young man attending the camp died from suspected meningococcal disease last night in Auckland ...More >>

Domestic fires can affect more than just kids’ breathing

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:26:50 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand research just published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ( Allergy ) has found that smoke from domestic fires may cause not only respiratory diseases in children, but skin conditions too. More >>

Smoking is off the menu

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:46:26 +1300 | Auckland Council

Smoking is disappearing from outdoor areas of restaurants, cafes and bars across Auckland as more than 800 outdoor dining licences are being renewed with a proviso to be Smokefree.More >>

ASA decision on anti-vax billboard

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:14:58 +1300 | Advertising Standards Authority


Surf lifesaving message - “enjoy the beach”

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:27:41 +1300 | Surf Life Saving Northern Region

“Enjoy the beach with us.” That’s the message from Surf Life Saving Northern Region as it prepares for the 2018/2019 season, which officially starts on the Saturday of Labour Weekend.More >>

New physiotherapy school to open at Wintec

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:18:12 +1300 | Wintec

New physiotherapy school to open at Wintec It’s official, enrolment is now open for New Zealand’s newest physiotherapy school. More >>

Occupational Therapy Day

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:52:41 +1300 | Occupational Therapy New Zealand

We are proud to announce that Te Wiki o Te Whakaora Ngangahau 2018 (Occupational Therapy Week 2018) is Whakaora Ngangahau “Te Umanga Mahi” / Occupational Therapy “the doing profession” To help celebrate Occupational Therapy Week, 22-26th October ...More >>

Antibiotic Resistant Bug discovered in Hutt Valley

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:10:06 +1300 | Hutt Valley DHB

Hutt Valley DHB has identified five carriers of Carbapenam Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) – a family of bacteria resistant to nearly all antibiotics. More >>

He Ora Te Whakapiri - Life course research symposium

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:59:43 +1300 | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Human development is shaped by the physical and human environment at all stages of life, so life course research is vital for improving health and wellbeing outcomes. What is the future of life course research in New Zealand? How can we all contribute ...More >>

World Polio Day 2018

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:51:14 +1300 | Rotary

World Polio Day will be celebrated globally on 24th October 2018 , generating awareness towards the eradication of polio worldwide says Stuart Batty, Rotary International PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisor for New Zealand.More >>

Scabies study using new technology starts tomorrow

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:48:54 +1300 | Firstcheck

Public Health Physician Dr Simon Thornley’s study is exploring the use of Firstcheck’s smartphone technology to help detect and combat the scabies skin disease. More >>

Misleading headlines cause unnecessary hype over vaping

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:15:00 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

Recent findings from a vaping study contribute to growing evidence for vaping as a harm reduction tool in smoking cessation. The study also encourages the need for stronger regulations in the sector.More >>

Federation membership growth continues

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:17:36 +1300 | Federation of Primary Health

The Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand (the Federation), whose purpose includes being the voice of primary health care for the health, well-being and benefit of all New Zealanders, has announced a further tranche of new member organisations. ...More >>

UV risk in New Zealand

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:18:19 +1300 | MetService

New Zealand’s weather experts at MetService are urging Kiwis to re-think their sun-exposure with the risk of damaging ultra-violet (UV) radiation climbing rapidly at this time of year. To keep New Zealanders safe MetService is once again showing ...More >>

Emergency Services' shocking plea to Kiwis

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:54:34 +1300 | St John

Only 1 in 10 New Zealander’s survive cardiac arrest, a statistic that emergency services say can be dramatically improved with bystander CPR and a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).More >>

New Zealanders want full access to cigarette alternatives

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:01:10 +1300 | Silvereye Communications

Nine out of ten New Zealanders believe adult smokers should have access to alternative products if shown to have the potential to reduce the risk of smoking compared to cigarettes, according to a new survey*.More >>

South Pacific Nurses Forum to convene

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:53:17 +1300 | NZNO

More than 300 nursing leaders will convene in Rarotonga on Monday (15 October) for the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum and AGM. More >>

Businesses to get $100m ACC refund

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:06:51 +1300 | RNZ

ACC is to refund about $100 million to businesses for overpayments of levies going back as far as 16 years. More >>


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