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1. Risks of using potting mix or compost

21 October 2014 10:13am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty and Lakes residents are being reminded of the risks of potting mix and compost when gardening this Labour weekend and into the summer months. .. More >>

2. 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 >>

3. Running with a message

28 November 2013 12:21pm | Kepler Challenge

After becoming all too familiar with the symptoms of ovarian cancer, Morrinsville veterinarian and mother Angela McEwan wants to spread the word further. In December she will run the 60 kilometre Kepler Challenge to raise awareness of a disease that ..... More >>

4. Board Confirms Maternity Units' Closure

24 October 2014 10:36am | Waikato DHB

Primary birthing facilities run by Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in Morrinsville and Te Awamutu will close in February next year, the board confirmed at its monthly meetingon Wednesday... More >>

5. The cost of obesity - Professor Boyd Swinburn

24 October 2014 3:30pm | ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health University of Auckland .. More >>

6. New blueprint for mental health unveiled

14 June 2012 1:07pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission is recommending that more people should be able to access mental health and addiction services in the future, and that those who need help should receive it immediately... More >>

7. Female Condom - Approved For Use in NZ

07 April 2014 11:34am | Glyde Healthcare

After more than 3 years of campaigning, the female condom is legal in New Zealand. Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall has approved an amendment to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977 to allow for the sale of female condoms within ..... More >>

8. Fats in margarine good for your heart

21 October 2014 4:17pm | Network Communication

Do you know your MUFAs from your PUFAs? Are you eating too much saturated fat? And are you eating the right balance of omega fatty acids? It's all a bit confusing isn't it?.. More >>

9. Counselling Funding Still Not Being Measured for Effectivene

23 October 2014 12:53pm | Steve Taylor

I read with interest the news that Australian Health Insurance provider Medibank had secured Counselling service contracts with ACC, and observed the angst of the NZ Counselling spokespeople in response... More >>

10. New birth control pill to launch in NZ

18 April 2005 9:29am | Schering NZ Ltd

New Zealand women will soon have access to one of the world's most popular brands of birth control pill... More >>

11. Diabetes Nurse Specialists to become designated prescribers

29 January 2013 11:01am | Northland DHB

Diabetes Nurse Specialists to become designated prescribers With more than 9000 Northlanders known to have Diabetes and a projected increase of 72% by 2026 (14,500) it is welcome news that four Northland Diabetes Nurse Specialists (DNS) are undertaking ..... More >>

12. Measuring the Long-term Success of Cardiac Surgery In Fiji

06 May 2013 12:59pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The provision of cardiac surgery in Fiji by visiting health professionals is safe and viable and has acceptable long-term results, delegates at the 82nd Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons have been told... More >>

13. A Conspiracy of Silence - Family Planning

12 August 2013 10:49am | Right To Life

The Family Planning Association staff are inserting Jadelle implants into the arms of women in violation of their Health Rights. Those rights are enshrined in the Health and Disability Act 2000. The rights are, .. More >>

14. Skin Experts Urge Kiwis to Get Proper Sun Protection

14 November 2013 11:10am | Skin Institute

Summer is superb. Picnics on the beach, playing in the sea and a good old fashioned game of cricket. However, the harsh realities of enjoying 'the great outdoors', especially in New Zealand where the sun emits extremely high levels of UV, can cause ..... More >>

15. Current food labelling not good enough

12 January 2014 11:17am | University of Canterbury

Nutritional food labels are not as effective as once thought and could be impacting on the health of New Zealanders, University of Canterbury (UC) research has discovered. .. More >>

16. Big Pharma TPPA rhetoric obscures industry self-interest

07 October 2014 11:41am | NZ Population Health Congress

A recent analysis of patent-holding pharmaceutical industry statements about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) reveals that the rhetoric used is designed to mask the Industry's own interests and engender sympathy and support, at the ..... More >>

17. White Ribbon Day Campaign Launched at Women's Prison

08 October 2014 5:11pm | Canterbury Family Violence Collaberation

White Ribbon Day Campaign Launched at Christchurch Women's Prison On October 13 the Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration along with its partners Canterbury Police, Corrections, Christchurch District Health Board and the Christchurch City Council ..... More >>

18. New Zealand leads the way in helping patients stop smoking

15 October 2014 10:53am | ANZCA

The New Zealand policy of mandatory collection of the smoking status of every health service patient, as well as support to stop smoking, has been trialled in a pilot project in Australia. Based on the New Zealand model, where it is compulsory to ask, ..... More >>

19. Kickstarting Build of World's Biggest Waterslide

21 October 2014 4:53pm | Live More Awesome Foundation

After putting New Zealand and depression firmly on the global map in 2013 with their 'World's Biggest Waterslide' event in Helensville, local charity 'Live More Awesome' are at it again - except this time its bigger, better and the public ..... More >>

20. Christchurch Cancer Mum's Trip for Life

24 October 2014 11:20am | Durning PR

Courageous wife and mum of three with terminal breast cancer heads to Australia next week in her own fight for time - and in a bid to find hope for others. .. More >>

21. Southern DHB needs to hang onto Queenstown's Hospital

24 October 2014 1:08pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"It's looking more and more as if the Southern DHB's management is so obsessed with turning around its financial deficit that it's prepared to throw everything overboard in a bid to stay afloat - even the lifeboats and the passengers," says ..... More >>

22. Homer, Gisborne's Rogue Sea Elephant, Goes Online

04 May 2000 3:52pm | Mediacom press release distribution

Gisborne's Elephant Seal, HOMER, has his own web site at More >>

23. Counting the cost of power pole carnage

10 July 2000 4:13pm | Unknown

Alongside every road in New Zealand is a slender strip of ground that soaks up the blood of people killed or maimed in daily collisions with electricity networks... More >>

24. 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 >>

25. Pooch-mania at the RNZFB

12 November 2002 5:49pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Christmas is rolling around again and The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind (RNZFB) is getting into the swing of things with their own line of Christmas cards and a 2003 New Zealand Events Calendar featuring guide dogs and guide dog puppies... More >>

26. Medical Doctor To Defend Bicycle Helmet Charge

09 December 2003 10:39am | Cycling Health

Anaesthetist Dr. Peter Keller will defend a charge of bicycling without a helmet in the Wellington District Court on Friday the 12th of December. He is over 60 years old and has bicycled in over 50 countries... More >>

27. Cervical Screening Legislation Welcomed

04 March 2004 11:31am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society welcomes new legislation to help to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP)... More >>

28. New Treatment For Tinnitus Sufferers

03 May 2004 11:06am | NZ Audiological Society

New breakthroughs in tinnitus treatment presented by international audiological experts this week will provide welcome relief for the estimated 700,000 New Zealanders suffering from the condition. The visiting experts are guest speakers at the New ..... More >>

29. New fully funded treatment for alcohol addiction

10 May 2004 12:09am | PHARMAC

Government drug-funding agency PHARMAC has agreed to provide subsidy for naltrexone (ReVia) from 1 June 2004... More >>

30. 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 >>

31. Country music lovers love to donate

14 July 2005 5:22pm | Hawkes Bay DHB

Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Child Development Unit were delighted to be able to select a range of resources for use in the assessment and therapy intervention of children from birth to 16 years when Kidnappers Country Music, based in Flaxmere, ..... More >>

32. Kimberley Centre 60th anniverary

28 July 2005 10:30am | Anne Hunt

Sixty years ago, the modern air force station on the outskirts of Levin offered Prime Minister Peter Fraser an ideal environment to house children deemed, to use the terminology of the times, 'backward', and appease parents pestering him for a facility in the ..... More >>

33. Internationally recognised obesity programme in NZ

08 August 2005 11:07am | Optisfast

The Optifast® Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) milkshake range is now available in New Zealand, providing obese patients and their healthcare providers with an important tool in their fight against an epidemic that afflicts over 840,000 New Zealanders... More >>

34. Smartinhaler secures NZ distribution agreement

11 August 2005 10:30am | Nexus6

Auckland, 8th August 2005 - Auckland company Nexus6 has secured an agreement with nationwide medical device distributor Medica Pacifica for sales of its range of Smartinhaler® asthma management systems. The agreement is expected to generate significant local ..... More >>

35. Transforming Public Perceptions of Mental Health

29 August 2005 11:02am | Ministry of Health

Wellington, Friday 26 August 2005 - The Ministry of Health (MoH) together with advertising partner FCB New Zealand today revealed some of the most compelling statistics to come out in eight years on perceptions and attitudes associated with mental illness ..... More >>

36. 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 >>

37. 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 >>

38. Statement from Allan And Clarke On AG Report

19 December 2005 2:24pm | Allen And Clarke

The Directors of Allen and Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists Limited said today that they were pleased that the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General's report on its inquiry into the Ministry of Health's contracting with Allen & Clarke ..... More >>

39. BOP Emergency department gears up for holidays

19 December 2005 4:04pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Every year holidaymakers and Western Bay of Plenty residents cause avoidable pressure on the emergency department with an increasing trend for people to turn up with non-urgent conditions for which they should be going to a GP or a private accident and health ..... More >>

40. Medsafe, PHARMAC With Different Roles In Medicine

14 February 2006 5:53pm | PHARMAC

New Zealand has two agencies that assess medicines - Medsafe, the regulator, and PHARMAC, the funder. Both have separate and distinct roles and are independent of each other... More >>

41. Hospital gastro outbreak over

15 February 2006 9:47am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Routine admission and transfer of patients has resumed at Tauranga Hospital now that the gastroenteritis outbreak is over... More >>

42. Chartered Accountants - New Fellows

10 May 2006 2:02pm | Institute of Chartered Accountants

The following members received Fellowships at the Institute's AGM in October 2005. Fellowships are conferred by the Institute each year for outstanding contribution to the accountancy profession and/or service to the community... More >>

43. Harkness Fellows report their findings

19 July 2006 12:31am | Fulbright NZ

2004-2005 Harkness Fellows in Health Care Policy Dr Marie Bismark and Dr Elana Taipapaki Curtis report their findings at a series of public forums this month. The Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy, funded by New York-based private foundation The ..... More >>

44. Dump harmful helmet law, say cyclists

13 December 2006 11:26am | Cycling Health

Cycling advocates are calling for the bicycle helmet law to be dumped, after a Massey University study has found the law acts as a deterrent for some cyclists... More >>

45. Alternative supply of adrenaline for New Zealand

22 January 2007 11:20am | AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca has secured an approved source of adrenaline to meet the current shortage in New Zealand, General Manager Lance Gravatt said today... More >>

46. 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 >>

47. New Otara health research findings

04 April 2007 5:06pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Two senior lecturers from the Manukau Institute of Technology Department of Nursing and Health Studies, Fay Cobden-Grainge and Pat Walthew, have recently completed a history of Otara Health which charts the ongoing development of the organisation... More >>

48. Shellfish Warning Oakura Beach to Kawhia

17 August 2007 12:31am | Taranaki DHB

The Health Protection Unit's of Taranaki District Health Board and Waikato District Health Board today issued a Public Health Warning advising people not to collect or consume shellfish from Kawhia in the Waikato to Oakura in Taranaki. The public ..... More >>

49. Wait Times Reduced for Hip and Knee Replacements

17 August 2007 4:05pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury people, who are ready for hip and knee replacements, are now receiving a surgeon's assessment and their operation all within six months, thanks to increased capacity and resources at Burwood Hospital's new Surgical Services Unit... More >>

50. Half Price Mammograms From 40 Years Expands

08 October 2007 12:13am | Breast Cancer Action Trust

Women aged forty to forty-five are eligible and are encouraged to take advantage of a subsidised mammogram programme... More >>

51. Six NZ GPs honoured by their peers

20 July 2008 3:24pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Media release from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.   Six New Zealand GPs have been honoured by their peers for or exemplary and exceptional service to general practice.   The award of Distinguished Fellowship was conferred ..... More >>

52. Recall - "Baby Magnesia", "Vai Lafa", "Vai Tane"

11 December 2008 3:54pm | Ministry of Health

The Director-General of Health, Stephen McKernan, is warning the public about the potential health dangers associated with three unapproved medicines manufactured in a pharmacy in Samoa and sold from general retailers in New Zealand. .. More >>

53. Natural Health Centre Celebrates 25th Anniversary

21 April 2009 4:09pm | Natural Health Centre

The Natural Health Centre has been providing the people of Wellington and the surrounding region with natural health services for twenty-five years. It has weathered many changes over this time. Its beauty is that it has always been able to adapt and transform ..... More >>

54. Update on the use of teething gels

07 May 2009 11:04am | Ministry of Health

In New Zealand two products contain choline salicylate, Bonjela Teething Gel and Bonjela Mouth Ulcer Gel. Medsafe has now reviewed the available data and is satisfied that the safety of these products is acceptable when used at the recommended dose. ..... More >>

55. Injury statistics under scrutiny

03 December 2009 1:30pm | Statistics New Zealand

Injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation will benefit from an Injury Information Forum being run by Statistics New Zealand in Wellington this week. Deputy Government Statistician Cathryn Ashley-Jones said the range of organisations attending the forum ..... More >>

56. Leprosy Still a Problem in NZ and the Pacific

26 January 2010 11:43am | Pacific Leprosy

Social attitudes, rather than a lack of medicine, are the major reason leprosy continues to be a problem in the Pacific Islands and to a lesser extent in New Zealand according to Jill Tomlinson, General Manager of the Pacific Leprosy Foundation in Christchurch... More >>

57. 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 >>

58. Improved service for oncology patients

19 February 2010 12:59pm | Christchurch District Health Board

A new machine at Christchurch Hospital's Oncology Service will reduce treatment times for gynaecological cancers to 10 minutes and patients can again be treated in the South Island. From mid-2008 some women have had to travel to other centres ..... More >>

59. John Key wears famous Poirot bow tie

22 February 2010 4:39pm | Muscular Dystrophy Association

Prime Minister John Key has worn a world famous bow tie, which was used in the filming of the Agatha Christie's Poirot series, to the opening ceremony of the Art Deco weekend in Napier. .. More >>

60. From the Bluff to the Cape - Ride for Hospice

01 March 2010 3:26pm | North Shore Hospice Trust

For Steve Northey of Auckland, cycling the length of the country in less than 20 days is the best 50th birthday present he could give himself, and the North Shore Hospice. .. More >>

61. Diabetes New Zealand appoints New Chief Executive

27 May 2010 12:57pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand has appointed Joe Asghar as its new chief executive, effective from 31 May 2010. .. More >>

62. NZAF Welcomes Funded Emergency Pep Treatment

01 June 2010 5:13pm | AIDS Foundation

The announcement by PHARMAC that post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) will be subsidised for people who have had unprotected anal sex, or shared injecting equipment, with a known HIV positive person, is being greeted with qualified optimism by the New ..... More >>

63. 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 >>

64. New Cot Bumper Breakthrough in Baby bedding safety

23 November 2010 4:03pm |

For years traditional cot bumper pads have posed a potential health hazard for infants. The risk of suffocation or strangulation is of real concern due to the nature of their construction. .. More >>

65. Kiwi company launches generic erectile dysfunction treatment

19 June 2011 1:13pm | Douglas Pharmaceuticals

New Zealand's Douglas Pharmaceuticals will launch Silvasta - a generic of Viagra[TM], a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), on Monday (June 20). .. More >>

66. 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 >>

67. FYD Excellence Awards Celebrating Success

07 November 2011 11:30am | Foundation For Youth Development

The FYD Excellence Awards celebrate the life-changing accomplishments of a selection of young people, mentors and leaders chosen from the thousands of participants across New Zealand involved in the Foundation's four programmes: Kiwi Can, Stars, Project ..... More >>

68. Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite!

10 November 2011 11:15pm | Protect-A-Bed

First an international rugby game, now Christmas looming - is your mattress protected for unexpected guests, and what will happen if it's not? .. More >>

69. Kiwis Warned Against Buying Specs Online

21 February 2012 1:06pm | Visique

Kiwis tempted by cheap prescription glasses online are being warned almost half of such specs have been found to be unsafe or incorrect. .. More >>

70. New Hagley Outpatients officially opened

11 July 2012 12:28pm | Christchurch District Health Board

New Hagley Outpatients officially opened A significant first step towards restoring Christchurch Hospital's capacity became official today. .. More >>

71. Rheumatic fever champion wins Tu Rangatira mo te Ora award

05 September 2012 9:42am | Public Health Association

National Rheumatic Fever Co-ordinator Helen Herbert (Te Arawa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea) from Whangaroa is this year's winner of the Public Health Association's (PHA) prestigious Tu Rangatira mo to Ora award. The award recognises a person, group or ..... More >>

72. Bupa Set To Provide Needed Housing For Older People of Chch

12 September 2012 2:19pm | Bupa

Bupa Care Services has purchased land in Ilam Park, Christchurch. The site was purchased off Metlifecare owners of Vision Senior Living for a sum of for $9.4 million making it the largest land purchase that Bupa have made in New Zealand as part of expanding ..... More >>

73. Ministry of Health moves to ban electronic cigarettes

18 September 2012 3:55pm | End Smoking NZ

The Ministry of Health has moved to bar the popular nicotine electronic cigarette Hydro , (sold on-line and through 900 retailers) on the grounds that such sales are in breach of the Medicines Act. End Smoking NZ believes this is against the public ..... More >>

74. New Community Renal Services for Waitemata DHB

15 October 2012 10:06am | Waitemata District Health Board

MEDIA RELEASE 15 October 2012 New Community Renal Services for Waitemata DHB Health services for people with kidney-related conditions are to greatly expand in the Waitemata district. The $3.6 million investment in additional renal services by the Waitemata ..... More >>

75. Real Estate Company Funds 'New Homes' For Premature Babies

30 November 2012 1:51pm | Barfoot and Thompson

Real Estate Company Funds 'New Homes' For Premature Babies Earlier this week Starship Children's Hospital was presented with the 'keys' to six new tiny 'homes' for premature babies at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), all thanks ..... More >>

76. Asthma Foundation farewells outgoing medical director

21 December 2012 10:28am | Asthma Foundation

Angela Francis, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation, announced the resignation of Associate Professor Bob Hancox as medical director of the Foundation. .. More >>

77. 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 >>

78. Medical Students Concerned About Patient Rights in TPP

08 March 2013 10:44am | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

Press release: New Zealand medical students concerned about lack of outcomes for protection of patient rights in TPP negotiations The New Zealand Medical Students' Association (NZMSA) urges negotiators and politicians to preserve New Zealand's freedom ..... More >>

79. Turn On Your Ovens And Get Baking To Help Guide Dogs

11 March 2013 3:36pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

11 March 2013 News Release Turn On Your Ovens And Get Baking To Help Guide Dogs Calling all eager bakers to support Red Puppy Bikkie Day Kiwi bakers are being urged to whip up a batch of puppy-shaped bikkies to sell to friends, family and workmates ..... More >>

80. Prevention the Key to Protecting Dogs from Deadly Parvovirus

24 April 2013 2:57pm | New Zealand Veterinary Association

Make sure your pets are up to date with their vaccinations is the message the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is sending to pet owners. .. More >>

81. NZ Press Council Ruling Against North and South Magazine

13 May 2013 11:05am | New Zealand Council of Homeopaths

In July 2012 the New Zealand magazine North and South ran a feature on alternative medicine which contained an article on homeopathy titled " Homeopathy - Trick or Treatment" . The article contained the statements : " homeopathic remedies ..... More >>

82. 2013 Asthma Information

14 May 2013 11:21am | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Awareness Week is on the 20-26 May, with Balloon Day, our main fundraising event, on Friday 24 May. New Zealand has some of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the world. One in four New Zealand children has asthma. This is over 296,000 children... More >>

83. MP's boost cancer fundraiser

23 May 2013 5:14pm | Te Wero

Labour MPs have banned together to give a significant boost to a local cancer charity by donating 20 percent of its Flight Against Cancer dinner and auction event sales to Wellington community groups... More >>

84. Shaun Grant Reveals his Secrets in Dealing with Anxiety

01 July 2013 3:04pm | Xlibris

For fifteen years, author Shaun Grant suffered from general anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, and agoraphobia. Today, he is completely healed. How did he do it? His new publication, Attack Panic reveals his secret in overcoming anxiety conditions ..... More >>

85. Health Insurance Comparisons Show Other Company's Products

04 October 2013 2:21pm | Insure Me

Online health, medical and life insurance quoting company Insure Me provides access to extensive information that allows New Zealanders to make informed decisions about the type of cover that is right for them... More >>

86. New dementia wing opens - Green Valley Lodge Resthome in AK

07 October 2013 12:39pm | Green Valley Lodge Resthome

Green Valley Lodge Resthome in Auckland's North Shore is opening accommodation for 20, to accommodate people with dementia. .. More >>

87. What if there's gluten in the products you're using?

04 November 2013 4:08pm | Melanie Rands - ecostore

For many of us it probably doesn't matter if there's gluten in our shampoo or mouthwash but for people with Coeliac disease or a heightened sensitivity to gluten it could make a lot of difference... More >>

88. Pre Existing Conditions Snare Health Insurance Customers

11 November 2013 2:17pm | Canstar

Canstar Blue's examination of customer satisfaction with health insurance providers shows that the majority of survey respondents place a high value on their policy. Derek Bonnar, General Manager Canstar New Zealand says that despite rising premiums, ..... More >>

89. NZ Women Now Have Access to New Once Monthly Vaginal Ring

03 December 2013 2:27pm | MSD

For women who don't want the hassle of a daily contraceptive, there is now a new once monthly contraception option - NuvaRing® (120mcg etonogestrel / 15mcg ethinyl estradiol per day)... More >>

90. Expectation public hospital waiting lists will just get long

06 January 2014 4:25pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

More than half of New Zealand adults believe public hospital waiting lists will only get longer in the future, according to research by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) and the Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA)... More >>

91. Bee Venom and Chilli Extract Combine In New Joint Treatment

10 January 2014 12:44pm | Profile Media

A new 100% natural product combining New Zealand bee venom and capsaicin (chilli pepper extract) designed to give rapid relief to joints - Rubeeven - was launched today. The product is available now at More >>

92. Manukau-based PHO leads the way

05 February 2014 10:18am | Total Healthcare

For the second time in a row, Manukau-based primary health organisation Total Healthcare leads the country with the highest success rate for heart health and diabetes testing. .. More >>

93. Interview with CEO Home and Community Health Asssociation

10 February 2014 3:09pm | ElderNet

Julie Haggie is the Chief Executive Officer Home and Community Health Association. Its purpose is to provide a national voice that promotes and advances excellence, partnership and sustainability for the home and community sector... More >>

94. Time for compassionate approach to Medical Marijuana

11 February 2014 3:54pm | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Medical marijuana should be allowed in New Zealand as a matter of urgency for patients with a wide range of ailments, the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party says. .. More >>

95. New Zealand's wait for scarce shingles vaccine is over

17 February 2014 9:50am | Trio Communications

ZOSTAVAX[TM] (Zoster Vaccine Live) has arrived in NZ Auckland. February 17, 2014 - After a prolonged wait, New Zealand has secured a continuous supply of the world's first and only vaccine against the painful and debilitating shingles infection, which ..... More >>

96. Most New Zealanders don't eat recommended 5+ a day

27 February 2014 3:51pm | Roy Morgan Research

Almost 3 in 4 New Zealanders don't eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, the latest data from Roy Morgan Research shows-but we're still doing better than Australians... More >>

97. Range of cures likely for tinnitus

17 March 2014 5:12pm | University of Auckland

Tinnitus researchers agree that there may never be a single cure for tinnitus, but instead a range of treatments for different types of tinnitus will be needed. .. More >>

98. Health Precinct partners formalise their collaboration

22 May 2014 9:38am | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

Christchurch's new Health Precinct will boost New Zealand's health work force, provide new opportunities for cutting-edge research and enhance the link between education and health, the Precinct partners say... More >>

99. Need for Targeted Health Services for Refugees

18 June 2014 5:00pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross Refugee Services is urging New Zealand's health agencies to plan, advocate for and address the health needs of former refugees. .. More >>

100. Children's charity @Heart Inc renamed Heart Kids New Zealand

27 June 2014 1:27pm | Heart Kids

@Heart Inc, the only charity in New Zealand that provides lifelong support for Kiwi kids with an inborn or acquired heart defect has recently changed its name to Heart Kids New Zealand Inc (Heart Kids NZ), marking an exciting development for this long-standing ..... More >>


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