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1. Government signs another under-the-radar treaty

27 March 2015 2:37pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Government has signed another trade treaty that will affect health in New Zealand. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that New Zealanders have had no say at all on the content of the Government Procurement Agreement deal, and ..... More >>

2. Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for cancer research

26 March 2015 7:02pm | Pink Ribbon

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for breast cancer research - May is Pink Ribbon Breakfast month .. More >>

3. New $1-a-Day Dental Care Plan Unique to New Zealand

16 October 2014 10:16am | DentalCare West

Regular dental care is about to get a lot more affordable, thanks to a new one-of-a-kind payment plan launching in Auckland this November. For many Aucklanders, the rising cost of living means regular dental care is a low priority... More >>

4. UTI treatment now available direct from trained pharmacists

26 November 2012 9:56am | Pharmacybrands

In a New Zealand first, women will be able to receive best practice treatment for urinary tract infections (often referred to as UTI, bladder infection or cystitis) directly from trained pharmacists from today. The service is now available in a number ..... More >>

5. New campaign offers hope for those with gout

27 March 2015 2:41pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Hope and treatment are available for more than 110,000 New Zealanders* who have gout, a potentially crippling form of arthritis that can strike anyone, at any time. .. More >>

6. Ten years of stepping out against poverty

28 March 2015 11:00am | Oxfam NZ

Kiwis take part in special Oxfam Trailwalker in Taupō to raise funds for families living in poverty .. More >>

7. A 'fit note' not a 'sick note' is the key to good health

28 March 2015 11:03am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

A 'fit note' not a 'sick note' is the key to good health in the workplace .. More >>

8. Xenical available from pharmacists

11 March 2005 1:52pm | Roche

Auckland, March 10 2005 - Weight loss medication Xenical® (orlistat) is now available direct from a pharmacist for the first time in New Zealand. Xenical has been re-classified to a pharmacist only medicine meaning pharmacists can sell Xenical to appropriate ..... More >>

9. Pharmacy access to erectile dysfunction treatment

17 October 2014 11:10am | Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Kiwi men will be the first in the world to access a generic erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment, known as Silvasta (sildenafil), direct from trained pharmacists without a prescription... More >>

10. Teaming up to quit smoking with the Wero Challenge

27 March 2015 4:13pm | Tairawhiti District Health

Gisborne people are teaming up to stub out a habit that is still rife in the Gisborne community. Smokers are forming teams and pledging to quit smoking for three months, as part of a national competition, the WERO Challenge, which kicks off on 1 April, ..... More >>

11. 1/3 Of Teenagers Skip Breakfast

03 August 1999 10:02am | Mediacom press release distribution

An alarming third of New Zealand teenagers are going to school without the most important meal of the day with the worst offenders being girls... More >>

12. Soft Drink Consumption - Survey

13 February 2013 1:35pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

The average consumption of soft drink in New Zealand is two servings per week o Males drink more soft drink than females o The largest consumers per week are those New Zealanders aged under 40 years and those with a household income of $70,000-$100,000.. More >>

13. Know your limit and drive safe - Online calculator launched

22 December 2014 10:21am | Ora Safety

A free calculator to help people figure out whether they are under the new lower legal limit for drink driving was released yesterday by Ora Safety . .. More >>

14. Health Warning - Algal Bloom in Ashburton River at SH1

24 December 2014 1:57pm | Canterbury DHB

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board are issuing a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Ashburton River at SH1. .. More >>

15. Health Pioneer shares 50 year legacy with new eczema book

04 February 2015 5:17pm | Oceania Media

More than 40,000 patients have travelled from New Zealand and across the globe to receive an eczema treatment package from Pacific health pioneer Dr Joe Williams. In his first book Eczema - The Neglected Disease of Children , Dr Williams, who turned ..... More >>

16. Increased Childhood Illnesses Linked to Herbicide Exposure

25 March 2015 10:03pm | GE Free NZ

An increase in chronic illness in children is being linked to the increased sub lethal exposure to herbicides in food. [1] .. More >>

17. Kiwis Are Keen Lovers Of Unsafe Sex

08 November 2005 2:29pm | Durex Global Sex Survey

New Zealand second highest in world for one-night stands New Zealanders have sex 114 times a year - ahead of global average & Australia Kiwis fourth highest in world for unsafe sex & third highest in world for number of sexual partners Queenstown ..... More >>

18. Private rehabilitation clinic for addicts opens

21 August 2008 9:10am | Serenity Clinic

New Zealand's newest private rehabilitation clinic to treat addicts opens in Auckland on Monday Serenity Clinic to cope with rising addiction... More >>

19. Increased Funding For Diabetes Control Welcomed

21 May 2013 10:10am | Diabetes New Zealand

The New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes and Diabetes New Zealand welcome the increased funding of $48 million for diabetes and other long-term conditions programmes recently announced in the budget... More >>

20. New Zealand leads Lancet call for TPPA transparency

13 February 2015 1:22pm | OraTaiao

New Zealand and Australian health advocates are leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)... More >>

21. Alcohol consumption decline a drop in the bucket

26 February 2015 11:42am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch Director Rebecca Williams says figures released by Statistics NZ yesterday showing a 2 percent decline in alcohol availability are positive, but that New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of reducing heavy drinking... More >>

22. Herbicides can cause bacterial antibiotic resistance

24 March 2015 5:10pm | University of Canterbury

Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury has found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. .. More >>

23. Podiatry service saves lives, and limbs

27 March 2015 10:00am | Midlands Health Network

A ground breaking service started by Midlands Health Network is improving the lives of hundreds of people with diabetes and helping reduce the number of amputations. .. More >>

24. Heart help at the click of a mouse

27 March 2015 11:08am | The Heart Foundation

Isolated heart attack survivors can now access cardiac rehabilitation from the comfort of home, thanks to a ground-breaking website launched by the Heart Foundation. .. More >>

25. National Launch Of Yellow Ribbon Programme In NZ

06 October 2000 12:53am | Mediacom press release distribution

A new group set up to combat the world's worth youth suicide statistics in New Zealand will launch its national awareness programme tomorrow (Sat, 7/10)... More >>

26. Success of Push Play Campaign Recognised

08 August 2003 11:59am | SPARC

New Zealand's prestigious health journal, the New Zealand Medical Journal has today published a research article recognising the success of the SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) Push Play campaign, which promotes 30 minutes of daily physical activity, ..... More >>

27. NZ's Best Midwives Receive Inaugural Award

04 October 2006 11:20am | Little Treasures

Five midwives judged 'outstanding' by expert panel, clients and over 4,000 voters The first recipients of a new award designed to recognise excellence in midwifery care come from Auckland to Greymouth and have delivered over 6,000 babies between ..... More >>

28. People Urged to Heat Cocktail Sausages Thoroughly

28 November 2007 4:11pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury's Medical Officer of Health is urging people to thoroughly heat cocktail sausages before eating them following an outbreak of an illness among children who had consumed them... More >>

29. Waikato DHB lactation consultants help new mums

09 August 2011 12:54pm | Waikato District Health Board

Debbie Graham and Alys Brown from Waikato District Health Board's lactation consultant services are busier than ever. They talk about the rewards of the job, and some of the issues they face.(pictures available on request) .. More >>

30. Plain packaging - another step towards a Smokefree Aotearoa

20 February 2013 2:43pm | Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation, as a founding member of the Smokefree Coalition, congratulates the government on their decision to bring in legislation to put tobacco products into plain packaging... More >>

31. New Zealand Fire Service: 2012/13 Fire Fatalities

01 July 2013 5:13pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Over the past 12 months, 20 people have died in avoidable house fires and the New Zealand Fire Service said, in most cases, there were no working smoke alarms to provide a warning... More >>

32. Major construction projects at Christchurch Hospital nailed

15 August 2013 5:20pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Three multi-million dollar ward projects at Christchurch Hospital have been completed, allowing Canterbury District Health Board to move acute services back to one site. .. More >>

33. NZ Survey of Psoriasis Reveals Management & Care Shortfalls

29 October 2013 9:38am | Joint Press Release

New research findings and educational booklets for New Zealanders with psoriasis unveiled. Anniversary milestone for New Zealand's only psoriasis patient support group.. More >>

34. Govt Urged to Fund Research Into Health Impacts of Wifi

02 December 2013 1:00pm | Safer Wireless Technology New Zealand

The latest research out of Sweden on the use of cellphones has found that people who use a wireless phone for more than a year are 70 per cent more likely to get brain cancer than those who used the devices for less than a year. .. More >>

35. NZ Woman Appointed Vice President of IBCPC

08 October 2014 10:08am | IBC

Meri Gibson's appointment, announced in October 2014, is in recognition of her efforts with Abreast of Life dragon boat team and the promotion of breast cancer awareness. .. More >>

36. Two Ticks And Special K is in

27 November 2014 12:26pm | Pead PR

The New Zealand Heart Foundation's new Two Ticks identifies core foods for a healthy diet - with Kellogg's new Special K one of the first cereal brands to gain the accreditation... More >>

37. 3D titanium implants revolutionise orthopaedic surgeries

11 December 2014 12:08pm | Ossis Ltd

Ossis Ltd is revolutionising orthopaedic surgeries by using advanced 3D technology to custom design and manufacture world leading titanium bone and joint implants. .. More >>

38. Edible gardens in schools providing food for thought

24 March 2015 11:57am | University of Otago

Edible gardens are taking off in New Zealand primary and secondary schools, presenting important new opportunities to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, new University of Otago research has found. Researchers at the University's Cancer Society Social ..... More >>

39. Director-General of Health Appointed

26 March 2015 11:25am | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Mr Chai Chuah as Chief Executive and Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health. .. More >>

40. Quitline Launches New Ads in Successful Crayons Campaign

26 March 2015 3:51pm | Quitline

The Crayons campaign, which went to air in August 2014, has been one of Quitline's most successful ever, leading to a 29.1% increase in demand for the Quitline service. The quit smoking service has now launched a new series of television advertisements ..... More >>

41. New Care Home for Wanaka

26 March 2015 4:30pm | Presbyterian Support

When work begins on the Aspiring enliven Care Centre in July it will be the first step towards solving the Upper Clutha's dilemma of a serious lack of care options for residents... More >>

42. Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named

27 March 2015 2:28pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named The Medical Council today named the four highest polling nominees in its recent election. Mr Philip Pigou, the Council's Returning Officer and Chief Executive said that the election process ..... More >>

43. Thermal pool users warned about health risk

01 May 2000 9:21am | Ministry of Health

USERS of thermal pools are being warned about the risk of severe illness after what appears to be a case of amoebic meningitis in the Waikato... More >>

44. TVNZ Community Support Recipients

06 September 2000 5:39pm | Television New Zealand

The recipients of this year's TVNZ Community Support Foundation have been announced at a function in the Auckland Television Centre this evening... More >>

45. Huge Koi Carp Found In Kerikeri

29 March 2001 4:45pm | Department of Conservation

The discovery of what is thought to be the largest Koi carp every caught in Northland is the cause of serious concern for Department of Conservation staff... More >>

46. Experimental Antidote For 1080 Successful

08 April 2002 12:19am | Hortresearch

There is an antidote for 1080, developed by scientists at HortResearch from trials first started in conjunction with Landcare Research in 1998. The antidotes have so far been tested on chickens, rats, rabbits and sheep and dramatically mitigate the ..... More >>

47. Targeted to Treat Depression - new generation SSRI

03 July 2003 2:35pm | Lundbeck

Lundbeck Media Release 3 July 2003 Targeted to Treat Depression - new generation SSRI Lexapro® now available in New Zealand.. More >>

48. Breastfeeding Week It's OK To Breastfeed In Public

28 July 2004 9:56am | World Breastfeeding Week

It's fine for women to breastfeed their babies in cafés and other public places. That's the message that well known actresses Theresa Healey and Robyn Malcolm want to get across. The women have taken a public stand for World Breastfeeding Week, ..... More >>

49. A&E and Urgent Medical Centre working together

21 October 2004 10:01am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

It has been confirmed today that from 1 November 2004 the privately run Wellington Accident & Urgent Medical Centre, which has until now been open around the clock, will be closing its doors from 11pm til 8am each day. It will remain open at all ..... More >>

50. New advice on prescribing anti-depressants

21 October 2004 3:37pm | Ministry of Health

Medsafe has sent a letter to all prescribers informing them about new advice relating to the known risks and benefits associated with prescribing medications to treat depression in young people and in adults... More >>

51. Kidz First Receives A Christmas Bonus

15 December 2004 10:19am | Kidz First

Children at Kidz First Children's Hospital are in for a special Christmas treat this year thanks to New Zealand's leading toy distributor, Planet Fun... More >>

52. Starship Rainforest Atrium Comes to Life

21 June 2005 9:27am | SKYCITY

Over the last eight weeks, the Atrium of Starship Children's Hospital has been transformed from a tired well-used space into a 'New Zealand Rain Forest'... More >>

53. SPARC launches Push Play Activator

02 July 2005 5:39pm | SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) aims to inspire inactive Kiwis to get active with a new tool called the Push Play Activator... More >>

54. The College of GPs has announced annual awards

18 July 2005 9:50am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

One of Christchurch's tireless workers for family planning, Dr Sue Bagshaw, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship by the College of GPs... More >>

55. New Zealand Medical Association - Euthanasia

18 July 2005 10:51am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life is deeply concerned at the proposal of the New Zealand Medical Association [NZMA] to review its policy on euthanasia at its coming board meeting this month. We strongly recommend that the Association uphold its ethics and its commitment to ..... More >>

56. Looming flea plague: Serious suffering ahead

03 October 2005 11:27am | Companion Animals Group

Warm and moist conditions are now triggering one of the country's biggest home insect invasions... More >>

57. College Launches First Degree In Massage Therapy

23 November 2005 12:00am | The New Zealand College of Massage

The New Zealand College of Massage has launched the first degree qualification in the Southern Hemisphere specialising in massage and neuromuscular therapy... More >>

58. Illicit Drug Use Starts With Cannabis

14 March 2006 9:39am | University of Otago

Latest research from the long-running Christchurch Health and Development Study at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences examines the relationship between the use of cannabis and other illicit drugs in a sample of 1000 Christchurch ..... More >>

59. Binge Drinking - It's Everyone's Problem

04 April 2006 8:30am | The Alcohol Advisory Council

A new series of television advertisements aiming to get New Zealanders to recognise how their own behaviours may contribute to New Zealand's binge drinking culture hit the airways last night... More >>

60. The Importance of being Plunket

01 May 2006 11:16am | New Zealand Plunket Society

When Parliament resumes this week, MPs can expect a visit or a phone call from Plunket, asking them to sign the petition calling for the reinstatement of Ministry of Health funding to PlunketLine... More >>

61. Time to change to Diesel?

09 May 2006 12:33am | Lion Nathan

Petrol prices are on the rise, so roll on up, park your glass and tell your local bar tender to fill 'er up with Diesel... Diesel Bourbon and Cola that is!.. More >>

62. Cultural Issues of Obesity, Food and Nutrition

11 September 2006 5:07pm | New Zealand Dietetic Association

In the face of the rising obesity epidemic, it is becoming increasingly important to recognise not only the varying cultural context of food and eating, but also the need to culturally tailor programmes aimed at changing dietary behaviours... More >>

63. Owner Convicted of Selling Illegal Tobacco

18 October 2006 10:02am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has successfully prosecuted an Auckland dairy owner for illegally selling chewing tobacco... More >>

64. Collecting blood for testing still free at labs

19 March 2007 2:34pm | Hawkes Bay DHB

Hawke's Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) chief executive officer, Chris Clarke said the new partnership, introduced on 1 March 2007 between Southern Community Laboratories and HBDHB was working well... More >>

65. Deutsche Bank CEO named Outstanding Māori Leader

27 September 2007 10:29am | University of Auckland

Investment banker Brett Shepherd has been named the Outstanding Māori Business Leader for 2007 by The University of Auckland Business School. .. More >>

66. Ethnic differences seen in extreme child obesity

12 November 2007 10:41am | University of Otago

Marked ethnic differences in the rates of extreme childhood obesity in New Zealand have emerged in a nationwide survey headed by University of Otago researchers... More >>

67. "Bro Online" - Connecting You With The Bros

19 March 2008 10:34am | Aids Foundation

"Bro Online", the first website in the world specifically for takatāpui tane (gay and bisexual men of Maori descent), is to be launched on Friday March 28... More >>

68. South Auckland Partnership For New Generation

16 May 2008 12:53am | Company Health Services

New Zealands leading Health, Safety and Wellness Provider, Company Health Services ( has established a presence in the South Auckland community by forming a partnership with two of New Zealands leading private medical providers - East ..... More >>

69. Osteoporosis Medication Now Registered

09 July 2008 12:15am | Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

Merck Sharp & Dohme New Zealand (MSDNZ) has gained registration for its osteoporosis medication FOSAMAX PLUS[TM] 5600 IU... More >>

70. Wanderer's Account For 9% Of Lost People In NZ

31 July 2008 10:04am | SARINZ

There are 40,746. people with dementia in New Zealand, with an estimated 12,333 new cases per year and that figure is predicted to grow to 74,821 by the year 2026.[1] .. More >>

71. Private rehabilitation clinic for addicts opens

21 August 2008 9:10am | Serenity Clinic

New Zealand's newest private rehabilitation clinic to treat addicts opens in Auckland on Monday Serenity Clinic to cope with rising addiction... More >>

72. Foster Care Awareness Week

23 October 2008 4:28pm | IHC

It takes a special kind of person to foster a child with intellectual disabilities - and IHC is on the lookout for more of them. .. More >>

73. Māori youth health and wellbeing improves

08 December 2008 10:02am | University of Auckland

Māori secondary school students are happier and are less likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and use marijuana compared to Māori students in 2001. .. More >>

74. Karitane Offers New Mothers An Alternative

03 March 2009 11:54am | Karitane

New mothers are turning to trained Karitane Nurses to help them straight after birth as private facilities such as Birthcare increase their prices. .. More >>

75. Healthier Food & Drink on offer at Polyfest

17 March 2009 9:23am | ASB Polyfest

The 2009 ASB Polyfest is set to serve up an amazing visual feast this week, when 9000 students perform traditional dance and kapa haka on five stages from 18 - 21 March at the Manukau Sports Bowl... More >>

76. Nexavar approved for treatment of liver cancer

17 March 2009 2:20pm | Bayer NZ

Auckland, March 17, 2009 - The cancer therapy Nexavar® (sorafenib), initially registered in New Zealand last year for treating advanced kidney cancer, has been approved by Medsafe for treating patients with liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)... More >>

77. Cure Kids Adventure Race In The Hunua Ranges

30 March 2009 3:33pm | Cure Kids

March 30 2009: Competitors in the 2009 North Island Cure Kids Great Adventure Race on April 3 can expect a fresh set of challenges, with the relocation of the event to the Hunua Ranges, after five years based in the Waitakeres. Race Director Alan ..... More >>

78. Rest Home Embraces Fashion Week

25 September 2009 1:01pm | Radius Taupaki Gables rest home

A catwalk fashion show showcasing rest home residents' designer talent and lots of comedy was hosted yesterday at Radius Taupaki Gables rest home in support of Air New Zealand Fashion Week... More >>

79. Paradex And Capadex To Be Withdrawn From NZ

09 February 2010 12:33pm | Ministry of Health

All medicines containing dextropropoxyphene will be withdrawn from the New Zealand market after a review of the safety and efficacy of these medicines showed that their risks outweighed their possible benefits.. More >>

80. Former Director-General Health Announces Venture

12 August 2010 1:15pm | Health Partners

Stephen McKernan, former Director-General Health New Zealand, today announced his new venture with the establishment of Health Partners Consulting Group Limited. .. More >>

81. Mohaka Forest pig confirmed with TB

15 September 2010 10:06am | TB Free NZ

Annual TB testing for cattle and deer is set to continue in the Wairoa area after a recent Animal Health Board (AHB) survey in the Mohaka Forest returned one feral pig diagnosed with tuberculosis... More >>

82. 10 Things to Know About Palliative Care in NZ

06 October 2010 12:40pm | Palliative Care Council

The Palliative Care Council is challenging Kiwis to get to know 10 key facts about palliative care as a way of marking World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on Saturday 9 October... More >>

83. New Waikato Hospital medical wards now open

20 July 2011 9:24am | Waikato District Health Board

Hamilton's Peggy Sweeny was well prepared for her move from the old to the new at Waikato Hospital today. .. More >>

84. Focus on Vulnerable Children Overdue but Welcome

27 July 2011 4:36pm | National Council of Women

"We are really pleased to see that the Government is finally engaging with New Zealanders to find solutions for improving the quality of life of our most vulnerable members of society - our children," National Council of Women NZ (NCWNZ) President ..... More >>

85. 2011 Hiwinui Heke Scholarships Awarded

06 August 2011 4:21pm | PHARMAC

2011 Hiwinui Heke Scholarships Awarded Four high performing Maori pharmacy students will be awarded the prestigious Hiwinui Heke Māori Pharmacy Student Scholarship 2011 on Saturday 6 August at Te Unga Waka Marae in Epsom... More >>

86. Walking with the Taniwha - book launch

01 September 2011 10:51am | Mental Health Commission

The launch of Walking with the Taniwha - a brutally honest, humorous and uplifting autobiography about drug addiction and the path to recovery - will make an important contribution to the debate about mental health and addiction. .. More >>

87. New $8.5m Lakeview Cardiology Centre at North Shore Hospital

25 October 2011 9:28am | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board's new $8.5 million Lakeview Cardiology Centre at North Shore Hospital will be officially opened on Monday 31 October. The 25-bed centre houses a coronary care unit, a step-down unit, a cardiology ward and two cardiac ..... More >>

88. New Home Dialysis Unit at Greenlane

27 October 2011 3:39pm | Auckland District Health Board

Aucklanders living with or facing kidney disease are now able to undertake dialysis education in a more comfortable and homely environment. This is thanks to the new Home Dialysis Unit based at Greenlane Clinical Centre that was officially opened ..... More >>

89. Over 220,000 New Zealanders at Risk of Malnutrition

10 November 2011 11:17am | Boyes PR

New Zealand should adopt mandatory screening for malnutrition to ensure that the 220,000 people at risk are properly cared for, a visiting international expert in medical nutrition warned healthcare professionals and key opinion leaders at meetings ..... More >>

90. Guild welcomes $12 million rheumatic fever funding boost

14 December 2011 9:32am | Pharmacy Guild

All New Zealanders will reap a benefit from the doubling in funding dedicated to fighting rheumatic fever, says the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand Chief Executive, Annabel Young... More >>

91. Dr Gill Greer - Advocate for abortion honoured by QEII

05 January 2012 1:19pm | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has honoured Dr Gill Greer by making her a Commander of the British Empire [CBE]. The award was made to Dr Greer in the British New Year honours list for her international work of promoting the sexual health of women and ..... More >>

92. Tobacco - Plain Packaging, Plain Logic

20 April 2012 8:43am | Te Ao Hurihuri

"From the makers of a killer product it is a little rich to be talking about intellectual property when trying to protect cigarette packs from going plain. How about the intellectual property that dies each day because of their product? Removing the marketing lie ..... More >>

93. Tackling obesity and diabetes in New Zealand

07 June 2012 10:22am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has announced $65.2M of government research funding investment into issues that impact most heavily on the health of New Zealanders. .. More >>

94. Men's Health Stats Still a Concern in NZ

07 June 2012 12:40pm | Men's Health Week

Latest statistics released in 2012 show that on average one New Zealand man dies every three hours of a preventable illness. Death rates for Maori also remain double that of non-Maori... More >>

95. First Hospital Services Move Into The Meade

15 August 2012 3:45pm | Waikato District Health Board

Media Release Date: 15 August 2012 First Hospital Services Move Into The Meade The very first moves into the Meade Clinical Centre are underway at Waikato Hospital. Today, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Equipment Pool and Linen Services start moving ..... More >>

96. A new Code of Conduct for New Zealand nurses

07 September 2012 9:51am | Nursing Council of New Zealand

A new Code of Conduct recently released by the Nursing Council gives explicit direction to nurses about the professional conduct that is expected of them. It also acts as a resource for the public providing information about what can be expected from a ..... More >>

97. Historic Queen Mary Hospital may soon be redeveloped

12 September 2012 12:46pm | Bayleys

Some of the most historically significant buildings in North Canterbury, at the former Queen Mary Hospital, may soon be redeveloped for uses such as accommodation. .. More >>

98. Wish for a Smile Trust makes orthodontic treatment a reality

16 October 2012 10:29am | Wish For A Smile Trust

A new public health initiative from the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists is set to make specialist orthodontic treatment available to young people across the country that would not otherwise be able to afford specialist care... More >>

99. Omega-3 testing saves NZ health system millions, says expert

31 October 2012 11:23am | Nordic Naturals Omega Oils

Omega-3 health expert and consultant to the World Health Organization, Stuart Tomc, is urging New Zealanders to take an at-home omega-3 blood test in a bid to improve public health and save the national health system millions of dollars per year... More >>

100. New Renal Ward Blessed And Ready For Patients

22 January 2013 10:13am | Waikato District Health Board

Media Release Date: Monday 21 January 2013 New Renal Ward Blessed And Ready For Patients Caption: The staff of the refurbished renal ward celebrate together at the blessing The new Renal Ward on Level 3 of Waikato Hospital's Menzies Building was blessed ..... More >>


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