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1. Decision to abandon ANZTPA welcomed by NZ Health Trust

21 November 2014 2:15pm | SweeneyVesty

Decision to abandon ANZTPA welcomed by NZ Health Trust Natural and Traditional Healthcare industry and consumers welcome news that the joint agency for regulating medicines and medical devices (ANZTPA) has been abandoned. This millstone has been hanging ..... More >>

2. PHARMAC to change how it makes funding decisions

24 November 2014 2:09pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC will change the way it makes funding decisions from late next year. Its nine Decision Criteria will be replaced by 15 Factors for Consideration. The change will occur in late 2015 once PHARMAC is certain that people understand the new Factors ..... More >>

3. Potentially toxic cyanobacteria health warnings

21 November 2014 12:39pm | Canterbury DHB

Health warnings have been put in place at two Canterbury rivers following the detection of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria), while a health warning has been lifted for potentially toxic algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) for Lake Forsyth//Wairewa... More >>

4. Dropping ANZTPA joint regulatory agency a wise decision

21 November 2014 5:32pm | Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Dropping the proposed Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA) is a wise decision, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). .. More >>

5. $2.2m awarded to promising Maori health researchers

20 November 2014 12:47pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced more than $2.2 million in funding for Maori health researchers as part of its career development awards programme - up from $1.5 million last year... More >>

6. Living Well With Endometriosis - Seminar in Hamilton

21 November 2014 12:48pm | Insight Endometriosis

Waikato women and teenage girls with endometriosis will benefit from a seminar hosted by Insight Endometriosis titled "Living Well with Endometriosis" on Saturday 29 November. The meeting will be held in Hamilton, 10am-3.30pm... More >>

7. Code Blue, an app to help teenagers experiencing depression

02 April 2014 12:33pm | Social Code

Wellington start up Social Code, have come up with a simple concept aimed at helping teenagers with depression. The inspiration came when two mothers using Social Code's Goalpost app to quit smoking, asked if there was something similar to the panic button, ..... More >>

8. Anti-fluoride ad is pulled after yet another ASA ruling

01 October 2014 2:54pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The NZ Dental Association acknowledges the Advertising Standards Authority on their recent decision, that of finding yet another Fluoride Free NZ advertisement to be misleading... More >>

9. Effects of chronic stress on our brains

20 November 2014 12:44pm | Health Research Council

The pressure of last-minute Christmas shopping can be stressful, but it's the damaging effects on our bodies and brains from chronic or prolonged stress that's the focus of a new health research fellowship announced today worth nearly $500,000. .. More >>

10. Risks of hospital privatisation in Greater Wellington region

21 November 2014 9:36am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is so concerned by plans to privatise the public hospital laboratories at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals in the greater Wellington region that it is taking steps to alert local mayors, district ..... More >>

11. Influenza estimated to kill about 400 NZers each year

24 November 2014 11:37am | University of Otago

New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population... More >>

12. 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 >>

13. Acupuncture is big business in NZ

21 November 2014 9:29am | The PR Company

New Zealanders spend nearly $70 million a year on acupuncture treatments, new figures show. Acupuncture treatments in New Zealand are covered by ACC as long as the treatment is provided by a member of the NZ Register of Acupuncturists (NZRA) or the New Zealand ..... More >>

14. Clean hands tested during patient safety month

21 November 2014 10:00am | Tairawhiti District Health

A sea of green has welcomed Gisborne Hospital patients each Wednesday this month as the organisation has taken part in a national campaign to highlight patient safety. One hundred staff members have been wearing green 'it starts with me' tee shirts ..... More >>

15. Significant funding for career development

21 November 2014 11:58am | University of Auckland

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland's Dr Max Petrov this week... More >>

16. How to avoid 'text neck'

24 November 2014 12:01pm | Physiotherapy

Poor posture from staring at your smartphone, or 'text neck' as it's sometimes known, is damaging your spine according to research published in Surgical Technology International. .. More >>

17. Patient Experience Survey

24 November 2014 12:40pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. .. More >>

18. 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 >>

19. 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 >>

20. Acupuncturists call for professional regulation

17 November 2014 3:40pm | The PR Company

Acupuncturists in New Zealand want the same legal recognition and standing as other allied health professions such as physiotherapists and osteopaths. The president of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists, Paddy McBride, says the profession ..... More >>

21. Careful prescribing proves superbug resistance not futile

21 November 2014 10:49am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Good management of antibiotic use in hospital has delivered "better than expected" results for patients at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB), an infectious diseases expert says... More >>

22. GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Research

21 November 2014 2:48pm | Gastrointestinal Cancer Institute

The Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Institute (GICI for short) raised more than $70,000 at its annual GastroFest event to improve outcomes of gastro-intestinal cancer by funding clinical trials and raising awareness of New Zealand's most prevalent form ..... More >>

23. Southern Cross Welcomes Discussion on Health Spending

24 November 2014 11:38am | Southern Cross Healthcare

The Southern Cross Healthcare Group supports The New Zealand Initiative's efforts to bring some of the pressing issues facing New Zealand to the fore. Corporate Office CEO, Rachel Cunningham says, "We share their concerns about the pending healthcare ..... More >>

24. New sun bed law hits home for melanoma survivor

24 November 2014 1:30pm | New Zealand Dermatological Society

A FORMER intensive sunbed user and melanoma survivor, Debra Duke, has applauded a move to tighten controls on operators and ban under 18-year-olds and fair-skinned adults from using sunbeds. .. More >>

25. Cancer Society names Chief Executive

24 November 2014 5:26pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Claire Austin has been named as Chief Executive of the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Announcing her appointment, National President, Murray MacCormick said "Claire brings a diversity of experience to the role. She has first-hand knowledge of the ..... More >>

26. 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 >>

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

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

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

28. 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 >>

29. 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 >>

30. Secondary schools left out of the shade

04 November 2014 4:58pm | New Zealand Dermatological Society

The New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated (NZDSi) is urging the government and Ministry of Education to provide funding and support for shade provision in New Zealand secondary schools... More >>

31. Fighting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

18 November 2014 9:36am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Fighting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome New Zealanders suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are getting a greater chance to fight the illness in Wellington. Now a new pathway developed by clinicians at Capital & Coast District Health Board ..... More >>

32. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out now

18 November 2014 5:28pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The following are summaries of items appearing in the July 2014 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, the official Journal of Physiotherapy New Zealand. The Journal is open access and is available at .. More >>

33. Dissolving the Dangers of Sugar Loaded Drinks

19 November 2014 1:21pm | Just Water

New Zealand's battle of the bulge is getting bigger and sugar loaded drinks are a key culprit. But instead of putting water in the picnic basket an alarming number of Kiwis continue to put the switch from fizzy and fruit juice to plain H20 in the ..... More >>

34. Imagine if New Zealand was smokefree

19 November 2014 2:44pm | Asthma Foundation

On World COPD Day we encourage the government to continue to work towards our goal of a smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. .. More >>

35. Minister elected Honorary Life Member

24 November 2014 5:22pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand was delighted that at their AGM on Saturday, members unanimously elected Hon Michael Woodhouse an Honorary Life Member. Honorary Life Memberships are awarded to persons who have rendered outstanding service to Arthritis New Zealand... More >>

36. Abano Announces Orthotics Acquisition

02 September 2005 10:39am | Abano Healthcare Group Limited

New Zealand's leading listed healthcare investor and operator, Abano Healthcare Group, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire 100 percent of leading orthotic specialists, Orthotic Centre (NZ) Limited, through two transactions over the next ..... More >>

37. New MRI facility for Middlemore

12 November 2007 12:22am | Counties Manukau District Health Board

Residents living in Counties Manukau now have access to a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System, located at Middlemore Hospital. The MRI is the first to be on site at Middlemore and is part of Counties Manukau District Health Board's (CMDHB) ..... More >>

38. Biggest hospital building just what the Dr ordered

02 September 2009 4:00pm | Waikato District Health Board

Construction of Waikato Clinical Centre will create up to 400 jobs, but when it opens, it will also make visiting Waikato Hospital much easier. With most clinics inside, theatres and day procedures, most visitors to the hospital will be heading for the ..... More >>

39. 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 >>

40. Porirua GP appointed to PTAC

22 January 2013 2:52pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is welcoming the appointment of Porirua-based general practitioner Sean Hanna to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC). .. More >>

41. 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 >>

42. Professor Pat Alley awarded 2013 CPMEC Educator Award

18 November 2013 4:06pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Well known Auckland surgeon, Professor Pat Alley became the first New Zealander to be awarded the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) Clinical Educator of the Year Award in mid November... More >>

43. 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 >>

44. Breaking the silence about violence in mental health

13 June 2014 12:27pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The impact of violence on mental health nurses is revealed through the experiences of a group of nurses in an article in the June issue of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's (NZNO) magazine, Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, published this week... More >>

45. 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 >>

46. Five individuals and a business to receive Arthritis Awards

19 November 2014 2:07pm | Arthritis New Zealand

At the Arthritis New Zealand Awards function in Christchurch on Friday 21 November, five individuals and one business will be acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the lives of the 530,000 New Zealanders who are living with arthritis. Arthritis ..... More >>

47. Canadian researchers back NZ ban on smoking in vehicles

24 November 2014 5:19pm | Smokefree Coalition

Breaking research from Canada lends unequivocal weight to calls for New Zealand to ban smoking in vehicles carrying children, says the Smokefree Coalition. .. More >>

48. Health Benefits Satisfied With Sentences

20 April 2001 11:52am | Ministry of Health

Sentences were handed down today in the Wellington District Court to the principal and three company representatives of New Zealand Diagnostics Ltd, a Waikanae based medical supply company... More >>

49. CAB launches youth website for Awareness Week 2003

11 March 2003 9:24am | NZ Association Of Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is launching a new website on 17 March called The Lowdown. Located at , The Lowdown is aimed specifically at 12-25 year olds and sits along-side CAB's main website. Its launch marks the start of CAB's ..... More >>

50. Barnardos celebrates past and future

09 July 2003 12:30am | Barnardos

Barnardos celebrated its past and invested in its future on Monday with the celebration of Founders Day at Government House in Wellington... More >>

51. Skycity To Host Kidz First Christmas Party

26 November 2004 3:31pm | SKYCITY

Famous faces will add to the festive fever at this year's Kidz First Children's Hospital Christmas party, to be held on Saturday 4 December at SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre... More >>

52. First honey based wound dressing available in NZ

21 March 2005 4:08pm | Comvita New Zealand

Paengaroa, 20th March 2005 - Comvita ApiNate[TM] honey based wound dressings are now available in New Zealand. The dressings are the first medical product to be developed and launched in New Zealand by the NZAX listed company... More >>

53. 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 >>

54. 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 >>

55. Enrol by Next Week to Ensure Medical Benefits

09 May 2007 4:34pm | Auckland District Health Board

Aucklanders have until the end of next week (Friday 18th May) to ensure they are enrolled with a Primary Healthcare Organisation (PHO) to continue to receive subsidised doctors' visits and reduced prescription fees... More >>

56. Brainwave's Cuddlewrap is Back!

22 June 2007 11:59am | Brainwave Trust

The Cuddlewrap is back! The Brainwave Trust is again making its fabulous, free Cuddlewrap for babies available nationwide... More >>

57. Survivors encouraged to join Cardiac Club

05 February 2009 3:55pm | National Heart Foundation

Heart attack survivors should make the most of their second chance at life, says the Heart Foundation. .. More >>

58. Services for cancer patients treble

04 June 2009 5:18pm | Cancer Society

Accommodation services for cancer patients from North and South Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson and Marlborough regions are trebling, with the opening of the Cancer Society's new Daffodil House by Prime Minister John Key today. The Tudor-style motels ..... More >>

59. Demand for Dyslexia, ADHD Treatment at Dore

01 July 2010 10:21am | Dore Achievement Centres

South Island demand for its programme that helps people with dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia and Asperger's has led learning difficulty organisation Dore to open a centre in Christchurch. .. More >>

60. Learning Te Reo Benefits Everyone

26 July 2010 3:58pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation supports Te Wiki o Te Reo, Māori Language Week and embraces this year's theme Te Mahi Kai, The Language of Food. The theme fits perfectly with Te Reo classes held at NZNO's national office... More >>

61. Demolition begins on Hagley Hostel

12 May 2011 5:00pm | Canterbury District Health Board

It's the end of an era for Hagley Hostel as initial demolition work on the earthquake damaged former nurses' home got under way this week. Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) Site Redevelopment Construction and Property Manager Wayne Lawson says ..... More >>

62. 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 >>

63. Stephie T: I'm saying Bye Bye to the "Buffet Girl!"

16 April 2012 2:54pm | Jenny Craig

Famous for the iconic character of Donna Heke in Shortland Street, actress Stephanie Tauevihi is now taking centre stage in her new role as the New Zealand Ambassador for Jenny Craig , with a commitment to shedding 20 kilos. .. More >>

64. Bone Marrow Transplant Milestone

08 June 2012 10:46am | Waikato DHB

Today is a big day for the Waikato Hospital Haematology Department and equally big for consultant haematologist Dr Humphrey Pullon who established the transplant service there 20 years ago... More >>

65. 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 >>

66. New interventional radiology service at Waitemata DHB

21 January 2013 2:15pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Minimally invasive treatment options for a wide range of health conditions are now available locally for people in the Waitemata district. .. More >>

67. 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 >>

68. 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 >>

69. WERO Quit Smoking Challenge - Northland Teams Win Again

16 July 2013 2:17pm | Northland District Health Board

Two teams from the Haititai Marangai Marae at Whatuwhiwhi, near Kaitaia, have taken away the major prizes in the latest round of the WERO teams quit smoking competition. .. More >>

70. Health clinic makes clients happy

27 September 2013 4:01pm | UCOL

In the space of twelve months, over 400 local people with serious health conditions have improved their lifestyle with the assistance and expertise of UCOL's specialist Exercise Physiology Centre, U-Kinetics Te Huinga Waiora. .. More >>

71. 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 >>

72. Drop In Pacific Smoking Rates

19 December 2013 10:43am | Joint Press Release

Tala Pasifika and The Heart Foundation's Pacific Heartbeat are celebrating news of a significant drop in Pacific smoking prevalence rates over the past seven years. .. More >>

73. Lengthy time off work for sick and caregivers costly

30 December 2013 12:21pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

An average of five weeks per person is being lost from the workforce as a result of surgical waiting list back-ups, a new survey has found. .. More >>

74. 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 >>

75. Farmers need to know it's okay to ask for help

21 May 2014 12:14pm | Dairy Women's Network

Dairy farmers need to know they can ask for help to deal with stress and depression, says Lisa, a Waikato sharemilker. Lisa's husband Hamish did an interview with mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan that featured in a recent campaign by the Government's ..... More >>

76. NZ has highest rates of obesity in Australasia

29 May 2014 11:29am | AUT University

New Zealand has highest rates of adult and child obesity in Australasia Rates of being either overweight or obese have climbed among New Zealanders since 1980, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The adult ..... More >>

77. Leading light resigns from the Cancer Society of New Zealand

30 May 2014 10:46am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand advises with great regret that their Chief Executive, Dalton Kelly, has resigned his position effective 31 July 2014. Mr Kelly has been a well-respected and well-regarded leader of the Cancer Society for over eight years... More >>

78. Car Booster Seats on Offer from ACC and Plunket

10 June 2014 11:31am | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC and Plunket have joined forces to subsidise over 10,000 new car booster seats for community service cardholders. The seats can be purchased from Plunket's Car Seat Service for just $50 each... More >>

79. Nurses release more time to care

08 August 2014 12:49pm | Auckland District Health Board

Nurses have quadrupled the amount of time they spend with patients during a pilot of a world renowned programme at Auckland City Hospital. The Releasing Time to Care (RTC) programme developed for Britain's NHS empowers nurses to streamline ward ..... More >>

80. Christmas is on the move!

26 August 2014 2:10pm | Child Cancer Foundation

The King George Christmas Shoppe is moving from the township of Bayview to the Taradale Town Hall, a move hailed to be the catalyst for an even bigger and better event showcasing Christmas - Taradale style!.. More >>

81. Southern DHB Celebrates World Physiotherapy Day

08 September 2014 2:48pm | Southern District Health Board

Today is World Physiotherapy Day with this year's theme being "Movement for Life," highlighting physiotherapist's key role in promoting full participation by people with injury, chronic disease or disabilities to help them fulfill their potential... More >>

82. Ballance calls for Ward B director nominations

25 September 2014 9:58am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is calling for director nominations for its Ward B, following the resignation of Mr Dean Nikora as a director of the company. Mr Nikora is taking up an overseas appointment as Group Director Food Safety Advisory for AsureQuality... More >>

83. The right blend of treatment for deep vein thrombosis

17 October 2014 3:05pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Vascular surgeons at Wellington Hospital are pioneering a new safer, faster treatment for patients with deep vein thrombosis in New Zealand. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) describes a clot that forms in deep leg veins, interrupting blood flow. It affects ..... More >>

84. Auckland's primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

21 October 2014 1:57pm | University of Auckland

Primary healthcare workers from around the greater Auckland region will attend a seminar on how to prepare for the threat of Ebola, at the University of Auckland next week... More >>

85. Waikato Hospital dental staff to bring smiles to Fijians

29 October 2014 3:49pm | Waikato District Health Board

Dr Marguerite Paterson is a dental surgeon at Waikato Hospital, but in late March next year she and six dental colleagues will be changing the modern facilities of a hospital in New Zealand for the challenges of a small village in rural Fiji... More >>

86. Babies given the best start in life

10 November 2014 11:20am | ADHB

New mums in Auckland can be assured they have all the help and support needed to give their baby the best start in life, as National Women's Health maternity services were once again accredited as Baby Friendly. .. More >>

87. NZ is 30 years ahead of North America in outdoor play

13 November 2014 10:28am | Nature Education Network

Do you remember the sensation of your legs caked in cold mud? Or the thrill of hurtling downhill on a piece of cardboard? Perhaps you had a secret hut at the end of the garden? However you remember your childhood, being outdoors was probably a constant ..... More >>

88. Healthy snacks prevail, but only just

14 November 2014 10:49am | Nielsen Global Survey

While the perennial debate continues about the health benefits of snacking, eating between meals is almost universally widespread with 97% of New Zealanders saying they regularly consume snack foods. In the last year, New Zealanders spent $900 million ..... More >>

89. Strategy needed to avert health funding crisis - HFANZ

17 November 2014 11:31am | Health Funds Association of NZ

A strategy to avoid a looming public health financing crisis is among recommendations from the health insurance industry contained in a briefing paper for Government ministers released today... More >>

90. New health partnership to progress cancer cure

18 November 2014 2:16pm | The PR Company

New health partnership to progress cancer cure A new health partnership hopes to translate laboratory research into radically improved treatment of diseases, including cancer. The partnership is a collaboration between the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute ..... More >>

91. What's your Wellness Score?

19 November 2014 11:23am | Released Via Network Communications

A new quiz is available to help New Zealanders learn more about their personal wellbeing and contribute to a picture of the country's overall health and happiness. Each and every New Zealander who takes the quiz will be having input into the total score ..... More >>

92. Surgery offers sound to a man plunged into a life of silence

20 November 2014 10:58am | MED-EL Implant Systems Australasia Pty Ltd

"My hearing loss was not sudden but frighteningly rapid," explains Colin Anderson, whose life changed forever 8 years ago when he completely lost his hearing after complications following a routine Arthroscopy in 2007... More >>

93. Forum focuses on educating health professionals

20 November 2014 1:29pm | Ako Aotearoa

How New Zealand's education and training system can support a strong, sustainable health workforce is the focus of a forum being held in Wellington today. .. More >>

94. Keeping up with appearances, New Zealand's Changing Attitude

24 November 2014 1:58pm | Caci

Overdone, pricey, scary. Some of the words that may be thrown around at first mention of cosmetic injections. Despite these clichés, the number of people getting cosmetic injections in New Zealand is increasing, with Botox® remaining to be one of the ..... More >>

95. 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 >>

96. I've Bent Over backwards - Dr Karen Poutasi

06 September 2000 3:23pm | Ministry of Health

Commission Of Inquiry's Request To The Director General Of Health For Information Regarding Women With Cervical Cancer... More >>

97. Statement On Golden Mountain Soya Bean Sauce

27 July 2001 4:03pm | Ministry of Health

Director General of Health Karen Poutasi today warned the public to avoid consuming Golden Mountain Soya Bean Sauce (Seasoning Sauce)... More >>

98. Canterbury Conservancy News Email Newsletter

01 August 2002 10:59am | Department of Conservation

49 endangered native Archey's frogs from Whareorino Forest near Te Kuiti were transferred to Canterbury University in an effort to save them from a killer fungus... More >>

99. Targeted to Treat Depression - new generation SSRI

03 July 2003 2:35pm | Lundbeck

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


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