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1. Health cuts don't heal

16 December 2014 11:22am | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. .. More >>

2. Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer

19 December 2014 11:05am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Whether you are staying home or travelling out of town, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking Aucklanders to take steps to reduce the risks that can arise over summer... More >>

3. New research shows New Zealanders' views on child poverty

05 September 2014 2:10pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The findings of a survey into what New Zealanders think about child poverty in our country have been released today. Child Poverty Action Group commissioned MMResearch, in association with Research Now to conduct an online survey sampling 1013 members ..... More >>

4. Life and death in New Zealand

24 October 2014 3:34pm | University of Auckland

Non-Māori New Zealanders held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for that long. .. More >>

5. Otago researchers join new global Urban Health Programme

16 December 2014 12:33pm | University of Otago

New Zealand researchers are adding their expertise in housing and health to a newly launched global consortium of science and health organisations known as the Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme... More >>

6. 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 >>

7. New research: one in three adults have pre--diabetes

22 August 2014 11:08am | Lily and Louis

With diabetes predicted to cost New Zealand more than $1 billion a year, blueberries could cut risk by 26%. .. More >>

8. Waikato DHB Responds to PSA's Claims Re 4 & 2 Roster

19 December 2014 10:53am | Waikato DHB

Waikato DHB engaged with both the NZ Public Service Association (PSA) and the NZ Nurses Organisation (NZNO), as both unions have affected members who work 4 & 2 rosters in our Mental Health service... More >>

9. Hunter airlifted from Lake Tarawera to Rotorua Hospital

21 December 2014 1:13pm | Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Lake Tarawera shortly after midday, after a 67yr old hunter became ill and required immediate medical help. One of the other hunters raised the alarm and the helicopter was dispatched due to ..... More >>

10. Maori attitudes towards pharmacies

04 July 2003 7:32am | Public Health Association

Employing Maori staff in pharmacies would help overcome discomfort felt by many Maori using pharmacies, according to University of Otago research... More >>

11. 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 >>

12. 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 >>

13. 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 >>

14. Donated glasses show lack of vision

12 October 2006 10:38am | Fred Hollows Foundation

AUCKLAND, October 12 - Donating second hand spectacles to people in developing countries creates more problems than it solves, according to The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand... More >>

15. 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 >>

16. 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 >>

17. 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 >>

18. World-class Stem Cell Research, Therapy for Queenstown

02 August 2013 5:25pm | Queenstown Regenerative Medicine

A world-class research and treatment centre that will specialise in using the body's own blood cells to heal sports injuries and arthritis is planned for Queenstown within the year according to one of the world's leading experts on Stem Cell Therapy... More >>

19. 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 >>

20. Medical first in Waikato offers hope to heart patients

04 April 2014 3:54pm | Midland Cardio Vascular Services

Two weeks ago, Hawera farmer Glen Williamson could barely stagger 300m. He struggled to breathe, his legs were cold and clammy and he was as pale as a ghost. .. More >>

21. International Recognition for Kiwi Mental Health Website

17 December 2014 2:03pm | Kyle Macdonald

New Zealand psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald has been singled out for his pioneering work in treating anxiety and listed as one of this year's top-10 online experts on the subject... More >>

22. Appointment of Dame Margaret Millard to Green Cross Health

18 December 2014 10:17am | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand says today's appointment of Dame Margaret Millard DCNZM, JP to the board of Green Cross Health will bring a rural perspective to the company's operations, reflecting the original focus and unique strengths of Access Homehealth ..... More >>

23. Busy Saturday afternoon for Helicopter

21 December 2014 1:22pm | Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter had a busy Saturday afternoon after first being called to Aratiatia where a 51 year old male had been kicked by a horse He was flown to Waikato with serious leg and Pelvis injurious. The helicopter was then send to Tongariro ..... More >>

24. 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 >>

25. Guilty Plea By Morgan Fahey Vindicates Survivors

22 May 2000 2:27pm | Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis said the guilty plea today by Dr Morgan Fahey vindicated the stories of his victims, and that the case highlighted the difficulty of reporting for sexual abuse survivors... More >>

26. Scoop Image: Young Journalist Brutally Murdered

08 June 2000 10:00am | Auckland City Police Murder Victim - Kylie Sheree JONES.. More >>

27. Mosquito Containment Programme Recommended

13 October 2000 5:13pm | Ministry of Health

An expert Technical Advisory Group to the Ministry of Health has recommended a programme to contain the exotic southern saltmarsh mosquito, Aedes camptorhynchus begin as soon as possible, while a decision is made about future management of the mosquito ..... More >>

28. Review of "The Lost Years" History of Kimberley

24 January 2001 11:56am | Unknown

Anne Hunt's history of Kimberley Centre "The Lost Years" should be compulsory reading for everyone involved in the mental health field and particularly those who unquestioningly endorse the doctrine of putting people with serious mental health ..... More >>

29. Campaign aims for a safe December on the roads

02 December 2002 11:41am | Land Transport Safety Authority

A high profile holiday road safety campaign has kicked off in an effort to avoid a repeat of the tragic scenes which plagued New Zealand roads last December... More >>

30. Skycity Hosts Kidz First Christmas Party

06 December 2004 12:06am | SKYCITY

Famous faces added to the festive cheer at this year's Kidz First Children's Hospital Christmas party, which was held on Saturday 4 December at SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre... More >>

31. DHB Practising Age Discrimination On Elderly

01 March 2005 8:53am | Democrats

The family of 83 year old Mrs. Maisie Rand are convinced the Mid-central District Health Board want her to die so they won't have to treat her illness, according to Democrats social issues researcher David Tranter. Mrs. Rand whose plight has been ..... More >>

32. 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 >>

33. Cover For High Risk Illnesses Key To Trend

21 April 2005 1:42pm | Sovereign

A decline in the number of New Zealanders taking out health insurance has led Sovereign to develop a unique health insurance product that provides cover for specific, high risk illnesses in return for lower premiums... More >>

34. 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 >>

35. NZ led studies confirm new treatments for Paget's

02 September 2005 11:18am | Auckland University

Two studies led by researchers at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences have pioneered new, more effective treatment for two forms of Paget's disease - a chronic and often painful bone disease... More >>

36. Hidden suffering of endometriosis in NZ

20 April 2006 10:15am | Endometriosis Foundation

Waiting list crisis unmasks hidden suffering of tens of thousands of women - urgent government action needed.. More >>

37. Power restored at Counties Manukau DHB

12 June 2006 4:56pm | Counties Manukau District Health Board

Power has been restored to Middlemore Hospital and other affected Counties Manukau District Health Board sites. Although the power outage forced the cancellation of all non-urgent surgery and the hospital was forced to run on an emergency generator, ..... More >>

38. The Baby Café - Hawke's Bay

26 April 2007 1:20pm | Hawkes Bay DHB

The Baby Café, a free drop-in clinic where new parents can get professional breast-feeding advice is moving down Omahu Road. Their new rooms are on the Hawke's Bay Hospital campus, at the rear of the Maori Health Unit's whare, opposite the shops in Omahu ..... More >>

39. Howick man takes alternative route

15 May 2007 4:50pm | Prosgenia

The prostate gland is a little like a busy intersection, says the founder of a Howick-based complementary therapy company, Mr Gary Furness... More >>

40. Forum Brings Pacific community Together

25 July 2007 12:15am | Health Research Council

Translation of research is the key theme of the Pacific Health Research Forum 2007 hosted by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)... More >>

41. IVF Auckland halves treatment time for NZ women

10 October 2007 9:21am | IVF Auckland

The director of IVF Auckland, the first private fertility clinic to be established in New Zealand in more than a decade, says improved drug protocols will enable it to halve treatment times for In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF)... More >>

42. Tukituki River and Lake Tutira contaminated

19 December 2007 11:36am | Hawkes Bay DHB

Hawke's Bay's District Health Board Medical Officer of Health, Dr Caroline McElnay, today issued a warning to the public that, due to contamination, they should not swim in either the.. More >>

43. Learning Routines Of Motherhood

07 March 2008 11:43am | Waikato District Health Board

Nicole Richardson was in despair, she describes it as rock bottom, when her plunket nurse told her she should go to Waikato Hospital's Mothercraft Unit... More >>

44. Tauranga Teenager Talks About Terror Crash

04 May 2008 6:04pm | Waikato District Health Board

Mary-Beth Wood, 15, thought the driver of a car that lost control and slid into the crowd outside a bach in Otahu Rd, Whangamata yesterday was just "kidding and showing off"... More >>

45. DHB to appeal Breeze reinstatement

16 October 2008 2:23pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

The BOPDHB will appeal an Employment Relations Authority ruling that it reinstate Ian Breeze as a consultant general surgeon at Tauranga Hospital. .. More >>

46. 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 >>

47. Wellington hosts Immunology Conference

04 June 2009 11:07am | Malaghan Institute

Today, Thursday 4 June, immunologists from across the country will converge in Wellington for the annual New Zealand branch of the Australasian Society of Immunology conference. Organised by The University of Auckland, the University of Otago and the Malaghan ..... More >>

48. Autism New Zealand Slates Government Inaction

09 September 2010 9:49am | Autism NZ

In her opening speech at this week's Autism New Zealand Conference, Chief Executive Alison Molloy has taken a swing at the lack of government funding to support those with Autism. .. More >>

49. AUT hosts Arthritis education series

08 June 2011 9:19am | AUT University

Anyone interested in arthritis will benefit from hearing experts speak on the subject as part of an Arthritis Lecture Series which kicks off at AUT this Wednesday. .. More >>

50. 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 >>

51. Access and overcrowding a problem in tertiary hospitals

01 July 2011 10:30am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Hospital access block and emergency department overcrowding continues to be a problem in tertiary hospitals in New Zealand, and contributes significantly to the ability of these hospitals to meet the "Shorter Stays in ED" target, according ..... More >>

52. Natural therapies may be more effective than antidepressants

03 August 2011 1:39pm | Shaun Holt

The effectiveness and safety of some natural and complementary therapies means that they may be superior to antidepressant medications for most people with depression, according to Professor Shaun Holt of Victoria University of Wellington. .. More >>

53. 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 >>

54. Health warning lifted at Christchurch beaches

08 September 2011 5:00pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted the health warning at Christchurch beaches but warnings for the Estuary/Ihutai and the Avon/Otakaro and Heathcote/Opawaho rivers remain in place. Bacterial monitoring ..... More >>

55. 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 >>

56. Tips for managing babies during hot summer months

31 December 2011 1:17pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

All babies may be extra fussy and unsettled during hot weather spells with previous feeding patterns going out the window, says senior lactation consultant at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Karen Palmer... More >>

57. 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 >>

58. Two New Members JOIN NZAF Trust Board

29 February 2012 11:36am | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Two people with a wealth of skills in governance and strong connections to the gay and HIV positive communities have been appointed to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) Trust Board... More >>

59. Social and Health Effects of Psoriasis

27 March 2012 10:05am | Abbott

Social Isolation And Feelings Of Embarrassment Show That Physical Effect Of Psoriasis Is Only One Of Many Challenges Faced By Kiwis With The Condition WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 26 March, 2012 - Abbott today announced the results of the first Psoriasis ..... More >>

60. 1000 Indian nurses registered in NZ in the past three years

23 May 2012 6:31pm | Nursing Council of New Zealand

In the past three years the Nursing Council has registered 1003 nurses who qualified in India, (318 in 2009-2010, 331 in 2010-2011 and 354 in 2011-2012) to practise in New Zealand. .. More >>

61. New Zealand AIDS Foundation Outreach Clinic Open on K'Road

06 June 2012 12:32pm | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has set up an outreach clinic to provide rapid testing services and counselling on K' Road. FASTesting for HIV, syphilis and hep C will be provided to anyone who thinks they may have been exposed... More >>

62. 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 >>

63. 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 >>

64. Neurological Foundation Announces Grant Round Recipients

05 December 2012 12:36pm | Neurological Foundation of NZ

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 5 December 2012 Neurological Foundation Announces December 2012 Grant Round Recipients Over $40 million committed to neurological research in 40 years .. More >>

65. Christchurch neurologist leading part of a world first

17 December 2012 1:31pm | Canterbury DHB

December 17, 2012 MEDIA RELEASE Christchurch neurologist leading part of a world first clinical trial for MS A Christchurch neurologist is leading part of the world's first clinical trial into whether oral vitamin D may prevent multiple sclerosis (MS). ..... More >>

66. Tragic loss of Bay of Plenty Anaesthetist in Kenya bus accident

16 January 2013 5:21pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has learned, with deep sadness, of the loss of Whakatane Anaesthetist Brian Johnston and his wife Grace, who have been killed in a bus accident in Kenya while doing voluntary work with Bethlehem College... More >>

67. 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 >>

68. 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 >>

69. 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 >>

70. 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 >>

71. ePortfolio pilot a success

14 June 2013 5:02pm | Northland District Health Board

Nurses across New Zealand can now build their competency portfolio online thanks to Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō ePortfolio (NMoA) pilot project which was designed to test the concept of an open source ePortfolio system for nurses in New Zealand. .. More >>

72. New Elective Surgery Centre completed and ready for patients

11 July 2013 9:56am | Waitemata District Health Board

The Waitemata District Health Board's project to provide public elective surgical services faster and more efficiently for its population was officially opened by Health Minister Tony Ryall today. .. More >>

73. New Healthline symptom checker app offers online alternative

15 October 2013 12:37pm | Healthline

The thousands of people in the Auckland region who call Healthline every year now have another way to access expert health advice and information with the launch of the free Healthline symptom checker app... More >>

74. Guardian Trust Distributes $1m From Charitable Trust

30 October 2013 4:25pm | Gillies McIndoe Research Institute

A generous bequest from a Wellington couple will have a long-lasting impact on crucial medical research and the development of new treatments. Guardian Trust, on behalf of the David and Cassie Anderson Medical Trust, has announced a $1.0 million donation ..... More >>

75. 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 >>

76. Human milk bank opens

12 February 2014 10:23am | Canterbury District Health Board

Human milk bank opens Christchurch's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has officially opened the first hospital-based pasteurised human milk bank in New Zealand. Dr Maggie Meeks, NICU pediatrician, says this is a significant achievement after years of planning ..... More >>

77. 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 >>

78. New Treatment For Solar Keratoses Now Available In New Zeala

18 February 2014 10:33am | released via Porter Novelli

Picato® (ingenol mebutate) gel, a new innovative topical treatment was launched in New Zealand yesterday. Picato® gel provides a short dosing duration for the treatment of solar keratoses (a very common skin condition)... More >>

79. 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 >>

80. Lorraine Downes and mother spearhead breast cancer education

09 April 2014 10:59am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes and her mother Glad are the faces of a new campaign from the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation, aiming to educate older women about their breast cancer risk and the importance of continued mammogram screening for healthy women ..... More >>

81. Opening of Te Waiora Community Health Service, Foxton

06 July 2014 10:31am | Ministry of Education

E ngā kanohi o Ngāti Raukawa i konei i tēnei rā, tēnā koutou katoa. .. More >>

82. Closure of Christchurch Agency Helping Abuse Victims

08 July 2014 1:55pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors has strong concerns about recent changes to government funding criteria which has prompted the closure of a Christchurch sexual violence support service... More >>

83. Erin Simpson tackles new role as ambassador

29 July 2014 10:40am | Asthma Foundation

For Erin Simpson and her family, being hospitalised with asthma at the age of eight highlighted how serious asthma can be. "I remember thinking that you can die from asthma," Erin says. "This was a pretty scary thought for an eight year old to ..... More >>

84. Supports for central government responsibility for fluoride

31 July 2014 9:09am | Spice Communications

Some of New Zealand's most experienced dentists have spoken out in favour of putting the decision-making power for water fluoridation in the hands of the Director of General Health, rather than local authorities... More >>

85. Lifehack social innovation lab to improve youth wellbeing

15 August 2014 12:08pm | LIFEHACK

"We are thrilled to have twenty of New Zealand's brightest young people from around the country join us in Wellington today to begin Lifehack Labs. It'll be five weeks of intensive learning, research, mentoring, coaching and prototyping of ..... More >>

86. Privatisation of Laboratory Services Not the Answer

30 September 2014 1:32pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is worried public hospital managers are poised to privatise all or part of the hospital laboratories that look after the health needs of the greater Wellington region... More >>

87. Plunket and Public Trust partner for the next three years

01 October 2014 11:42am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Public Trust has committed to becoming a 'Pick Me Help Plunket' partner for the next three years. This means the two organisations are now allies, intent on growing a sustainable, long term relationship designed to support New Zealand families and ..... More >>

88. Stop smoking initiatives bring Stoptober to Waikato

10 October 2014 3:30pm | Waikato District Health Board

Hospital staff, health promoters, cessation providers and medical centres all have a role to play in stop smoking initiatives in the Waikato. .. More >>

89. Southern DHB releases strategic plan for public consultation

14 October 2014 11:30am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB releases strategic plan for public consultation Southern District Health Board is releasing a draft 10-year district-wide strategic health services plan, asking staff, health providers and the general public for their input into its most ..... More >>

90. 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 >>

91. All Systems Go with Hospital Park & Ride Shuttle

29 October 2014 5:08pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board's Park & Ride shuttle service got fully into gear at Christchurch Hospital yesterday (Tuesday, October 28, 2014). .. More >>

92. Only One in Four Kiwi Men Happy And Healthy

30 October 2014 1:28pm | The Movember Foundation

25 - 34 is the charmed decade for men to feel the happiest o 18 - 24 year olds perceive themselves to be the healthiest o Middle aged men (45 - 54 year olds) believe they are the unhappiest and unhealthiest o Seven times as many guys would ..... More >>

93. A complicated condition - living with Parkinsons

03 November 2014 12:46pm | Parkinson's New Zealand

This week is Parkinsons awareness week - looking back it was a walk through the city rose gardens one summer that gave me one of the first clear signals that I had Parkinsons. The roses were in full bloom. I had lost my sense of smell though the ..... More >>

94. Name Change For Phobic Trust

28 November 2014 10:56am | Anxiety New Zealand Trust

The Phobic Trust is proud to announce that it has formally changed its name to Anxiety New Zealand Trust. .. More >>

95. Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

28 November 2014 2:18pm | University of Auckland

About one-third of children are now overweight or obese in New Zealand and public pressure is needed to change food and health policies to counter this, according to researchers at the University of Auckland... More >>

96. NZ Fluoride Report Inept & Misleading, International Experts

03 December 2014 12:12pm | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Press Release: Fluoride Free NZ 1 December 2014 An international panel of science and medical professionals has published a critical analysis of the 2014 New Zealand fluoridation report , Health effects of water fluoridation - A review of the scientific ..... More >>

97. Cancer treatment facility opens in Tauranga

03 December 2014 1:53pm | Wingate and Farquhar

Design for life: state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility opens in Tauranga Today the doors opened at one of Tauranga's most technically accomplished buildings. The Kathleen Kilgour Centre is a complex cancer treatment facility infused with innovative, ..... More >>

98. Cancer Plan 2015 - 18

09 December 2014 9:51am | Cancer Society

Cancer Society Chief Executive, Claire Austin, is looking forward to the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health, announcing the Government's plan for cancer patients over the next three years. The Minister is expected to launch the plan today... More >>

99. Integrated laboratory services will improve patient care

16 December 2014 10:10am | Joint Press Release

The boards of Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards (DHBs) have voted to have an integrated hospital and community laboratory service across the Greater Wellington Region... More >>

100. How to reduce the risk of back pain on long haul flights

18 December 2014 10:52am | Actrix Media

Are you planning a long-haul flight this summer? Do you get back pain from flying? Wellington osteopath Martin Rooke has some tips for looking after your back on long haul flights. These tips will also help prevent the risk of deep vein thrombosis... More >>


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