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1. Focus On Fluoridation Wrong: Kids Suffering

25 January 2015 6:29pm | FIND

Around one in 15 kids under the age of 14 are having teeth extracted, according to recently released health department figures. .. More >>

2. South Auckland residents' health concerns about motorway

25 January 2015 4:59pm | University of Canterbury

Many South Auckland residents have expressed concern regarding the long-term health implications of living close to New Zealand's busiest motorway, University of Canterbury researchers have found... More >>

3. The benefits of fish oil supplements

23 January 2015 2:51pm | Arthritis New Zealand

"There is strong evidence that taking Omega 3 has health benefits that include reducing the inflammation associated with arthritis. So we advise people who find fish oil supplements beneficial to continue taking them," Arthritis New Zealand ..... More >>

4. Northland Smokers Told: "Beat The Price Increase!"

16 December 2014 1:21pm | Northland District Health Board

Every year, thousands of Kiwis escape their working lives for a summer holiday - epitomised by journeys to the beach, families and feasting, and, of course, the time-honoured tradition of New Year's resolutions. Giving up smoking is consistently at the top ..... More >>

5. 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 >>

6. 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 >>

7. Extra Joss Active Recalled Due To Health Concerns

29 June 2012 3:49pm | NZPA

Extra Joss Active Powdered Drink With Sports Bottle Promo 2 Pack Recalled Due To Health Concerns .. More >>

8. 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 >>

9. Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust Appoints CEO

26 December 2014 12:43pm | Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust

The charitable trust Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust has today confirmed the appointment of Tania Thomas to the role of CEO, effective 19 January 2015. Ms Thomas is of Ngati Kahu ancestry and has extensive leadership experience in the disability sector, most ..... More >>

10. No holiday for victims

24 January 2015 9:55am | Victim Support

During this past December when the country was in holiday mode, Victim Support staff and volunteers were responding to a massive 30.9% increase in calls to support victims. Last December it received 4641 calls compared to 6074 this year. .. More >>

11. Liam Butler interviews Kate Russell

24 January 2015 10:40am | Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

Kate Russell is a fellow of The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) , chair of the FINZ Ethics Committee and past FINZ board member. Kate is chair of Pharmac's Consumer Advisory Committee , a board member of Pacific Pathways and a Paediatric ..... More >>

12. How Should Doctors Dress?

26 January 2006 9:01am | University of Otago

Once the white coat in hospitals or surgery was de rigeur for doctors; not forgetting of course the stethoscope slung casually around the neck... More >>

13. 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 >>

14. 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 >>

15. Running to beat the blues

30 October 2013 12:48pm | Ben Marino

The formula to happiness is simple for Ben Marino. ''The fitter I am, the happier I am.'' Depression has plagued the Mairangi Bay resident since he was a teenager. But in the past three years Mr Marino, 35, has transformed his life through exercise. ..... More >>

16. Holidaymakers warned about high risk of shellfish poisoning

24 December 2014 8:31am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is worried that there may be holidaymakers headed to the Bay of Plenty area hoping for a feed of shellfish who are not aware of the high risk of getting paralytic shellfish poisoning... More >>

17. A royal blunder

17 January 2015 10:25am | Fluoride Free New Zealand

The Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand admitted yesterday, Thursday 15th January, that a serious blunder had been made in their report "Health effects of water fluoridation: a Review of the scientific ..... More >>

18. Smart inhaler delivers results for kids with asthma

22 January 2015 12:34pm | University of Auckland

A new smart asthma inhaler with an audio-visual function has dramatically improved child and adolescent use of preventative asthma medication. .. More >>

19. Eulogy: For John Vaughan

21 May 2002 2:02pm | Unknown

My name is Hugh Burrett and I am the Managing Director of ASB Bank. At today's service I am representing the more than 3000 people who make up the ASB Bank family. These people are John's friends and work colleagues... More >>

20. 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 >>

21. 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 >>

22. Microscopic jellyfish affecting swimmers at Auckland beaches

24 January 2012 10:53am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Following reports of rashes caused by stings from microscopic jellyfish, Auckland Regional Public Health Service is advising swimmers to take care at Hauraki Gulf beaches... More >>

23. How to make school lunches kids will actually eat

29 January 2013 3:09pm | 5 Plus A Day

Creating tasty and nutritious lunches that don't cost a packet can be one of the biggest challenges parents face during the school year. Nutrients and energy are vital in helping children concentrate in class and to get them through the school ..... More >>

24. Reducing the alcohol age increased assaults of young males

19 June 2014 5:10pm | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago shows that reducing the minimum alcohol purchasing age to 18 in December 1999, was associated with an increase in assaults of 15-19 year-old males in New Zealand... More >>

25. Rural women bear the burden of mental illness

13 January 2015 4:16pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand is concerned for the mental well-being of farmers as they struggle with the current drought. .. More >>

26. Caution advised over swimmer's itch

20 January 2015 9:50am | Toi Te Ora

Members of the public are being advised to exercise caution when in contact with shallow water following two reports at the south end of Lake Taupo to Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) of allergic rash... More >>

27. Privacy Commissioner On Guthrie Tests

17 August 1999 8:32pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

STATEMENT BY THE PRIVACY COMMISSIONER BRUCE SLANE GUTHRIE TESTS I have considered the judgments of Justices Salmon and Morris regarding the use of a blood sample taken and retained on the Guth.. More >>

28. Director General Of Health Privileged Statement

31 January 2000 5:56pm | Ministry of Health

THE public should avoid eating uncooked or lightly cooked Pacific oysters harvested between November 25, 1999 and January 4, 2000 from Northland's Waikare inlet, the Director General of Health says... More >>

29. 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 >>

30. 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 >>

31. HRC Funds More Than $2 Million In Awards

19 December 2000 4:51pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand today announced funding of $2,366,470 in career development awards for health researchers around the country. This includes more than $1 million to train more Maori health researchers, and $312,300 to train ..... More >>

32. Shotover Jet Accident Report Released

28 February 2001 2:51pm | Mediacom press release distribution

The Maritime Safety Authority today released its report citing steering failure as the cause of the November 1999 accident involving Shotover Jet 15, which resulted in the death of a Japanese tourist... More >>

33. First Operations For Mobile Surgical Theatre

05 March 2002 3:32pm | Ministry of Health

The first operations in New Zealand's new mobile surgical unit are taking place this week, says the Ministry of Health... More >>

34. Headlice Treatment Linked To Birth Defects

11 April 2002 11:03am | Unknown

The Toxins Action Group is calling on the Minister of Health to ban the use of pesticides for the treatment of headlice in children and pregnant women. "Parents do not need to use products containing pesticides to get rid of headlice in their children", ..... More >>

35. New Manager In Pacific Health

06 August 2002 11:53am | Ministry of Health

Tupu Araiti, Health Secretary for the Cook Islands, has been appointed the Ministry of Health's Pacific Health Manager... More >>

36. Urgent Message From Roche Consumer Health

30 April 2003 5:23pm | Roche

Auckland 29th April, 2003 - Roche Consumer Health (NZ) is the name behind some of the country's most popular pharmaceutical brands including Berocca, Elevit, Redoxon, Supradyn, Aspro, Naprogesic and Cepacol. In the wake of the Pan Pharmaceuticals product ..... More >>

37. 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 >>

38. Manager Of Christchurch Hospital Resigns

09 August 2004 10:18am | Canterbury DHB

'On Friday, 6 August, the General Manager of Christchurch Hospital Jim Magee advised me of his resignation with effect from 20 August 2004... More >>

39. Recycle for Sight makes a blind bit of difference

11 October 2004 11:21am | Lions Clubs Of NZ

Help Lions Clubs New Zealand, OPSM and Visique Optometrists mark Lions World Sight Day in New Zealand. Dig-out unwanted eyeglasses and sunglasses in any condition and deliver them to your nearest OPSM store or Visique Optometrist between Monday 11th ..... More >>

40. 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 >>

41. Operating Theatre Managers Seminar

02 March 2005 2:26pm | Tairawhiti District Health

Around 20 North Island hospital theatre managers will converge at Chelsea Private Hospital on Thursday for an Operating Theatre Managers Seminar... More >>

42. CEO Resignation Offers Opportunity For Change

24 May 2005 3:50pm | Health Cuts Hurts Campaign

"The resignation of Jean O'Callaghan offers an opportunity for Canterbury people to move beyond the model of putting balanced budgets before patients that we have faced for the last two years," Eleanor Carter of Health Cuts Hurt said today. She ..... More >>

43. Exotic mosquitoes intercepted at Ports of Auckland

03 August 2005 3:28pm | Ministry of Health

Auckland Regional Public Health Service staff are responding to the unexpected finding of exotic mosquitoes at the Ports of Auckland over the weekend [30-31 Jul 2005]... More >>

44. New surgery technique to be demonstrated

07 November 2005 9:49am | Hawkes Bay DHB

Dr Michael Timms, a consultant otolaryngologist from Lancashire, England, will be at Hawke's Bay Hospital on Wednesday 9 November, to demonstrate coblation-assisted tonsil surgery... More >>

45. Auckland over-represented in new HIV statistics

25 November 2005 11:35am | Aids Foundation

A programme aimed at turning around Auckland's serious over-representation in new HIV figures among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) has hit Auckland streets and venues and will feature at holiday spots over the summer... More >>

46. Joint Army/HBDHB Exercise Starlight Avenger 2

23 January 2006 10:36am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

This week Hawke's Bay Hospital is hosting a NZ Army Forward Surgical Team (FST) as part of a joint exercise involving the Army and Air Force personnel from New Zealand and soldiers from Australia... More >>

47. Secure Intellectual Disability Unit to open

07 June 2006 12:52am | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB is opening its new Intellectual Disability secure unit at the Mason Clinic, at 9.30am on 8 June 2006... More >>

48. Jane Winstone Retirement Village opening tomorrow

14 September 2006 2:26pm | Word Of Mouth Media

The Jane Winstone Retirement Village in Wanganui will officially open tomorrow evening... More >>

49. MOH Fabricated WHO Meningococcal Meeting

20 September 2006 3:36pm | Ron Law

Documents received under the Official Information Act and from the World Health Organization reveal that the Ministry of Health fabricated a WHO meningococcal vaccine strategy workshop... More >>

50. Art auction raises money for hospital art

16 March 2007 11:00am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Around $40,000 was raised last night (Thursday) to buy art for Bay of Plenty District Health Board hospitals in Tauranga and Whakatane... More >>

51. Study: Before-Bed Routine Improves Infant Sleep

26 June 2007 10:07am | Johnson and Johnson

A clinical study conducted by sleep experts has found that a new Before-Bed Routine pioneered by Johnson & Johnson significantly improves infant sleep. Babies were not the only ones to benefit from the trial. Results showed that mothers reported a reduction ..... More >>

52. "Daylong" Sunscreen Claims Irresponsible

20 December 2007 5:30pm | Consumer

Consumer NZ said today it supported the Commerce Commission in its findings that several sunscreen products did not meet their SPF claims, but it is concerned that the commission announced several sunscreens "could offer all day protection in ..... More >>

53. 140 Care Givers and Nurses to Strike

10 January 2008 1:24pm | National Union of Public Employees

Last minute discussions today between the Unions (NUPE and NZNO) and Brackenridge Estate (ex Templeton Centre) have failed to prevent the strike commencing at 7am tomorrow... More >>

54. New 'Back On Track' Kit Helps Forestry Workers

02 April 2008 2:15pm | ACC

A new industry-led injury management resource is set to improve on forestry's gains in bringing down injury rates... More >>

55. New rapid syphilis test available from today

01 August 2008 11:04am | Aids Foundation

A new rapid syphilis test service is being piloted at Auckland's Burnett Centre will assist in the early detection of syphilis from today... More >>

56. Health impacts of winter air pollution

11 August 2008 10:31am | University of Otago

Serious air pollution in Christchurch, mainly from wood smoke, does have an impact on the respiratory health of young people, but the immediate effect is not major according to new research by the University of Otago, Christchurch... More >>

57. Anniversary of First Open Heart Surgery in NZ

22 September 2008 10:42am | Auckland District Health Board

This year marks the 50th anniversary of New Zealand's first successful open heart surgery. This procedure made NZ history in 1958 and is performed almost routinely today... More >>

58. 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 >>

59. Shane Bradbrook honoured for tobacco control role

12 October 2009 2:33pm | Te Reo Marama

Director of Te Reo Marama Shane Bradbrook received international recognition for his contribution to tobacco control, when he was presented with Nigel Gray Award at the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Darwin last Friday. The award recognises ..... More >>

60. NZAF Opens Free Sexual Health Clinic in Wellington

03 December 2009 4:26pm | AIDS Foundation

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has joined with Wellington Sexual Health Services to provide a full sexual health screening service at the NZAF Āwhina Centre in Wellington. The weekly Sexual Health Clinics will be held every Wednesday, including tonight ..... More >>

61. 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 >>

62. 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 >>

63. GovernorGeneral to Present Prestigious Awards

25 November 2010 2:36pm | AIDS Foundation

The GovernorGeneral will present Life Membership of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) to five people in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the organisation. .. More >>

64. Kiwi Traveller Incurs $1m Medical Bill

08 February 2011 9:30am | Southern Cross Travel Insurance

One in four Kiwi travellers are putting themselves at risk of incurring "astronomical" medical and transportation bills by failing to take out inexpensive travel insurance cover. New claims data from Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) shows that over ..... More >>

65. PHARMAC to fund new multiple myeloma treatments

01 May 2011 3:01pm | PHARMAC

May 1, 2011 Media release PHARMAC to fund new multiple myeloma treatments PHARMAC is enabling New Zealanders with multiple myeloma (MM) to benefit from early use of a new treatment, bortezomib (Velcade) as well as providing wider access to thalidomide, ..... More >>

66. New Chairman for New Zealand Medical Association

02 May 2011 4:19pm | NZMA

New Chairman for New Zealand Medical Association Monday 2 May 2011 Auckland Haematologist Dr Paul Ockelford will be the new Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) from tomorrow. .. More >>

67. NZ dementia numbers hit more than 40,000

16 June 2011 11:40am | Home Instead Senior Care

There are currently more than 40,000 people in New Zealand with some form of dementia, according to latest statistics. .. More >>

68. 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 >>

69. Welcoming excellent maternity care to Thames

02 September 2011 4:02pm | Waikato DHB

Now Thames-Coromandel area women will have a new, modern birthing unit right on their doorstep. The new Thames Birthing Unit, which officially opens on Monday (5 September) will allow women in the Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki region to receive ..... More >>

70. New primary birthing unit opens in Thames

05 September 2011 5:26pm | Waikato District Health Board

The new state-of-the-art Thames Birthing Unit will allow women in the Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki regions to receive excellent maternity care in a welcoming, holistic new facility. The new facility was opened today (Monday 5 September) with a blessing ..... More >>

71. Symbolic Gestures Do Not Support Deaf

06 October 2011 10:39pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Five years on the passing of the New Zealand Sign Language Act (2006), the Deaf community remains powerless and voiceless. The 2006 NZSL Act has just been reviewed. Deaf Aotearoa Chief Executive Rachel Noble says the review points out nothing new and offers no ..... More >>

72. Green Coffee Bean - The Silver Bullet for Weight Loss

05 December 2011 3:12pm | Good Health

The humble coffee bean is now being hailed as an effective ingredient for weight loss. The decaffeinated green Robusta coffee bean has been clinically proven to aid weight loss, and to reduce the amount of sugar in the blood stream. .. More >>

73. How to live in peace after cancer diagnosis

15 December 2011 3:09pm | Peak Performance Studio

A unique emotional and mental healing retreat for those affected by cancer and their supporters will be held at Mana Retreat Centre at Coromandel, New Zealand, from 11th to 18th January. .. More >>

74. Smiths City continues in its support of Christchurch

16 December 2011 5:14pm | Ronald McDonald House

Media Release For Immediate Release Smiths City continues in its support of Christchurch's 'home away from home' Ronald McDonald House South Island received an early Christmas present this week, with Smiths City generously donating a brand new 55-inch plasma ..... More >>

75. MPs give up alcohol for FebFast

17 February 2012 3:11pm | FebFast

Politicians are proving they're up to the FebFast challenge. The New Zealand Drug Foundation's annual FebFast challenges people to give up alcohol for the month of February to raise money for four youth charities. National Party MP Dr Jackie ..... More >>

76. 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 >>

77. Vaccination of children without parents' consent

26 April 2012 3:24pm | No Forced Vaccines

The report on TV3 news on April 24 that health officials are using social media to promote vaccination to teenagers, and then vaccinate underage teenagers without their parents' consent, "should ring serious alarm bells", says Katherine Smith, spokeswoman ..... More >>

78. Bupa purchase brain injury rehabilitation business

31 May 2012 7:02pm | Bupa

One of New Zealand's largest aged care providers Bupa Care Services is expanding into brain injury rehabilitation. The national care provider today announced that it had purchased Abano Rehabilitation. .. More >>

79. 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 >>

80. Changes To Carelink Services Proposed

05 July 2012 10:04am | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB consulting with staff on proposed changes to Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination service .. More >>

81. Thames Birthing Unit Celebrates First Birthday

31 August 2012 4:43pm | Waikato District Health Board

Thames Birthing Unit will celebrate its first birthday next week (Wednesday 5 September) with nearly a 40 per cent increase in births in Thames compared to the previous year. .. More >>

82. 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 >>

83. Familiar face appointed General Manager SMHS

21 December 2012 3:44pm | Canterbury DHB

A familiar face in the Canterbury Health System has been appointed to the role of General Manager Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS). Toni Gutschlag steps into the role from January, where she takes over from Sandra Walker who left at the end ..... More >>

84. 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 >>

85. Claustrophobic MRI Scans Now A Thing Of The Past

04 March 2013 11:57am | Insight and Ascot Radiology

Claustrophobic MRI Scans Now A Thing Of The Past New Insight+Ascot Radiology clinic on North Shore ensures patient comfort with one of the country's few wide-bore MRI scanners A new, state of the art radiology clinic has opened in the Millennium ..... More >>

86. Pertussis immunisation before pregnancy halves risk

20 March 2013 12:29pm | Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

The results of a study of the impact of a pertussis vaccine "cocooning" strategy for adults in New South Wales shows that a mother receiving the whooping cough vaccine before delivery lowers the risk of whooping cough (pertussis) infection in very young ..... More >>

87. New Tikipunga Integrated Family Health Centre

08 April 2013 1:31pm | Northland DHB

Dr Aniva Lawrence and her husband Leroy broke new ground on the weekend opening Te Whareora O Tikipunga, Whangarei's first integrated family health centre with a Powhiri on Saturday morning. Te Whareora O Tikipunga is a partnership between Lawrence ..... More >>

88. Predicting breast cancer recurrence

08 May 2013 5:03pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

While several factors can help predict breast cancer recurrence, less is known about the influence these factors have on the pattern of recurrence, notably its timing and site, delegates to the 82nd Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian ..... More >>

89. What Is the Best Strategy For Mitral Valve Endocarditis?

09 May 2013 2:32pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Different treatments for mitral valve endocarditis have been compared and their effectiveness measured during a presentation to cardiothoracic surgeons attending the 82nd Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. .. More >>

90. Waikato Hospital Pioneers New Procedure

24 May 2013 6:49pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato Hospital cardiologist Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati and cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Adam El Gamel have successfully pioneered a technique to treat one of the most prevalent heart valve diseases in the Western World... More >>

91. School Fundraising Gets a Makeover

27 May 2013 12:42pm | Joint Press Release

Designed for primary schools to encourage exercise and to raise much-needed school funds, the adidas School Fun Run is easy to implement and ensures that each school can hold an event that suits the capabilities of their students, from skip-a-thons ..... More >>

92. Pacific nurses scholarships awarded

31 May 2013 3:13pm | Medibank

The first recipients of the Medibank Community Fund scholarships for Pacific nurses have been recognised at Parliament at a Pasifika Medical Association event to honour and celebrate the contribution of the association's development of the Pacific ..... More >>

93. West Coast DHB introduces new electronic client record

18 September 2013 3:09pm | Westcoast DHB

A new electronic record tool specifically designed for mental health clinical care has recently gone live at the West Coast District Health Board. It is a pioneer programme that will be implemented by the South Island Alliance into all of the South Island ..... More >>

94. Survey of Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Surprising Nz Stats

19 September 2013 12:25pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Ahead of its annual appeal week, Arthritis New Zealand announced the findings from the largest global rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient survey, to help educate New Zealanders living with RA and their supporters about the challenges of living with ..... More >>

95. Planned Parenthood's Agenda Not Welcome In NZ

31 October 2013 9:46am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's agenda is not welcome in NZ and parents should be wary of its message and resources targeted at young people. The president Cecile Richards is speaking at the Family Planning ..... More >>

96. Launch of NZ Pain Foundation

05 November 2013 7:40pm | NZ Pain Foundation

Wellington musculoskeletal and pain specialist Dr Giresh Kanji has launched the NZ Pain Foundation to help provide answers for people suffering from mental and physical pain... More >>

97. 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 >>

98. MDHB Supports Safe Sleep Day

05 December 2013 3:51pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board will help support the very first national Safe Sleep Day on 6 December with Palmerston North Hospital hosting a pepi-pod and wahakura for viewing by the public... More >>

99. High levels of E. coli in Taieri River near Waipiata

20 January 2014 5:11pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken recently from the Taieri River between Creamery Road and Waipiata have shown high levels of the bacteria E.coli. .. More >>

100. Campaign for One Dose Breast Cancer Treatment Funding

24 February 2014 4:28pm | Erica Whineray Kelly

The surgeon who introduced a revolutionary one dose, one time treatment for early-stage breast cancer to New Zealand is campaigning for it to be made available through the public health system... More >>


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