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1. 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 >>

2. 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 >>

3. 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 >>

4. Rescue helicopters called to Waioeka gorge crash

16 April 2014 5:18pm | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Today the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT and Rotorua Bay trust rescue helicopters were called to Opotiki where a car had crashed into the river in the Waioeka gorge. .. More >>

5. Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Easter

17 April 2014 2:00pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids' safety while they're on the roads over the long Easter and holidays. "Have a great Easter and holidays, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be ..... 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. "Bro Online" - Connecting You With The Bros

19 March 2008 10:34am | Aids Foundation

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

8. 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 >>

9. 2013 Asthma Information

14 May 2013 11:21am | Asthma Foundation

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

10. Obesity And Poor Health In New Zealanders

30 April 2007 11:13am | University of Otago

An expert in respiratory conditions is warning that far too little attention is being paid to links between sleep breathing disorders, sleeplessness and obesity, affecting the lives and work of thousands of adults and children in New Zealand... More >>

11. Major challenges ahead, say mental health advocate

11 March 2009 5:05pm | Mental Health Foundation

There are still major challenges ahead in countering discrimination associated with mental illness, say mental health advocates on the eve of a national gathering in Auckland this week... More >>

12. Return to Practice Website Dedicated to NZ Nurses

13 July 2010 12:41pm | District Health Boards

A combination of shared stories and hard facts are now available on a website designed to attract and encourage New Zealand trained nurses back into the health workforce. .. More >>

13. Changes to Christchurch Hospital increase beds

24 August 2010 5:10pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A new Urology Unit at the Christchurch Hospital campus was officially opened today. The unit is one of the solutions in addressing a shortage of General Medicine beds at Christchurch Hospital... More >>

14. 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 >>

15. Waikato DHB mortality data

18 September 2012 5:02pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board hospitals participate in an independent data review process collated by the Health Roundtable. .. More >>

16. Increased Funding For Diabetes Control Welcomed

21 May 2013 10:10am | Diabetes New Zealand

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

17. Don't put your foot in it when wearing gumboots this winter

28 May 2013 3:18pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

For plenty of Kiwis last winter, it was their gumboots that caused them to seek hospital attention - or at least pay a visit to their local GP. .. More >>

18. Beautiful Lengths Calls On Kiwis to Donate Hair

05 November 2013 9:47am | Impact PR

Leading hair care brand Pantene has today announced the launch of this year's Beautiful Lengths National Donate Your Hair Week - an initiative that supports New Zealand women living with cancer... More >>

19. Geneva Healthcare Opens New Branch in Nelson

27 November 2013 2:42pm | Geneva Health

Geneva Healthcare, a wholly owned and operated New Zealand company providing home and community healthcare and support services, has recently opened its' newest branch in Nelson to better serve the healthcare needs of the Nelson, Marlborough ..... More >>

20. Pharmacies offer vaccines to protect against serious disease

17 February 2014 12:50pm | Pharmacybrands

From this week, vaccines for whooping cough (pertussis) and meningococcal disease will be available from selected Amcal, Care Chemist, Life Pharmacy, Radius and Unichem pharmacies throughout New Zealand for a fee, administered by pharmacists who are ..... More >>

21. 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 >>

22. Piri Weepu's stroke demands FAST action by all of us

07 April 2014 12:21pm | Stroke Foundation

Piri Weepu's recent stroke comes as an unhappy but timely reminder that stroke can affect anyone at any time, said the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand at the beginning of its 2014 Awareness Week (7-13 April)... More >>

23. Project to Give Half a Million Kiwis Voice

08 April 2014 10:28am | NZ Speech-language Therapists' Association

Up to half a million Kiwis are faced with significantly reduced quality of life because they aren't given the support to simply communicate, the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists Association says... More >>

24. Expert nurses as good as doctors - new research

17 April 2014 12:25pm | Massey University

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses - even very complex ones - and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University... More >>

25. New Food Code: Chicken fat Ice Cream?

16 March 2000 3:27pm | Unknown

New Zealand consumers could end up eating 'ice cream' made from chicken fat, following controversial new food standards unveiled this week... More >>

26. New fully funded morning-after-pill

01 June 2000 9:40am | Unknown

Women can now get a new morning-after-pill fully subsidised, which is a major step by PHARMAC to help bring down the number of abortions and unwanted pregnancies... More >>

27. Mobil Oil raises petrol and diesel prices

19 June 2000 10:30am | Mobil Oil New Zealand

Mobil Oil New Zealand will lift the wholesale price of petrol by 2 cents a litre and the price of diesel by 1 cent a litre, effective from midnight tonight, Mobil Oil New Zealand Country Manager, Alan Heng said today... More >>

28. HFA To Consult Clinicians On Credentialling In HHS

11 September 2000 10:35am | Health Funding Authority

The Health Funding Authority is consulting medical professionals on a standard framework for credentialling medical practitioners in public hospitals as part of its ongoing quality improvement programme... More >>

29. Deer Are Pests Not Game

26 March 2001 5:47pm | Forest And Bird

Deer hunters are being irresponsible to want deer classed as a game animal according to the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society... More >>

30. Nurse Practitioners Welcomed By NZNO

18 May 2001 2:43pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

New Zealand's largest nursing organization, NZNO, with more than 27,000 members welcomes the announcement by Nursing Council of the advent of the nurse practitioner role... More >>

31. Tool Can Find And Diagnose Cancers Earlier

29 September 2003 11:49am | Waitemata District Health Board

North Shore Hospital, Waitemata DHB, is introducing a new Auckland-wide regional service that will allow more accurate diagnosis of the extent of cancers for hundreds of patients... More >>

32. ACC Deny Contractual Arrangement With Sirva

30 September 2004 10:08am | David Tranter

The saga surrounding the connection between international relocating company SIRVA and ACC took a new twist yesterday when The Democrat's Social Issues Researcher, David Tranter, received a letter dated 27 Sept. from ACC's Senior Adviser Customer ..... More >>

33. Xenical available from pharmacists

11 March 2005 1:52pm | Roche

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

34. Kimberley Centre 60th anniverary

28 July 2005 10:30am | Anne Hunt

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

35. Nurse Maude Strike To Go Ahead

08 September 2005 1:19pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Around 200 registered and enrolled nurses and caregivers employed by Canterbury's Nurse Maude Association will strike for 24 hours from 7am Friday 9th September... More >>

36. Achieving against the odds

19 September 2005 10:44am | National Foundation for the Deaf

Jenny Pevreal, a hearing impaired wife, mother, farmer and fulltime A+ student, has been awarded the Quest for Excellence Scholarship for Deaf and hearing impaired New Zealanders to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week... More >>

37. Update On Hepatitis 'A' Cases In Christchurch

17 January 2006 6:17pm | Canterbury DHB

A total of 23 cases of 'Hepatitis A' have now been notified to the Medical Officer of Health for Canterbury since Boxing Day 2005 and 3 cases prior to Christmas... More >>

38. EASE trial terminated after conflicting advice

09 April 2006 2:32pm | Stargate

Stargate International today announced its decision to terminate a non-therapeutic clinical trial after receiving conflicting opinions on the legality of one of the compounds in the ecstasy alternative "EASE"... More >>

39. Plunket Wrong Again About Safety of Mattress Wraps

08 September 2006 4:15pm | Dr Jim Sprott

Cot death expert Dr Jim Sprott is criticising the Plunket Society for making false claims about the safety of mattress-wrapping for cot death prevention. His criticism follows a statement made this week by PlunketLine, who told a telephone caller that ..... More >>

40. 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 >>

41. Patients get easier access to antidepressant

18 January 2007 12:21am | PHARMAC

Patients will have easier access to a widely used antidepressant, following a PHARMAC decision to fund the generic form of paroxetine... More >>

42. 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 >>

43. DHL staff give to Kidz First

05 June 2008 4:34pm | DHL

Staff from DHL Express NZ have donated over $14,000 to the Kidz First Children's Hospital at Middlemore today. The money was raised through personal donations from DHL staff and will be used to purchase several syringe pumps for a new Intensive ..... More >>

44. DHL staff give to Kidz First

05 June 2008 4:34pm | DHL

Staff from DHL Express NZ have donated over $14,000 to the Kidz First Children's Hospital at Middlemore today. The money was raised through personal donations from DHL staff and will be used to purchase several syringe pumps for a new Intensive ..... More >>

45. Million Dollar Donation For Starship Oncology Ward

07 October 2008 1:50pm | Starship Foundation

Steve Williams, Starship Foundation supporter and caddy to golfing superstar Tiger Woods, today handed over his pledged million dollar donation to the Starship Foundation to help with the rebuild of its Oncology and Haemotology Ward... More >>

46. Emma Daken expected into Bluff on Friday

07 January 2009 9:25am | Word of Mouth Media

Tall striding Wellington student Emma Daken is on schedule to stride into Bluff on Friday to become the youngest Kiwi to walk the length of NZ - for cystic fibrosis research... More >>

47. Legionnaires' Disease - warning about potting mix

10 December 2009 3:47pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health division is advising gardeners to take care when opening bags of potting mix or handling compost, following notification of five cases of Legionnaires' Disease in the region. Since September, ..... More >>

48. Homeopaths Admit Expensive Concoctions Just Water

31 January 2010 3:39pm | Skeptics

A public mass overdose of homeopathic remedies has forced the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths to admit openly that their products do not contain any "material substances". Council spokeswoman Mary Glaisyer admitted publicly that "there´s ..... More >>

49. NZAF Welcomes Funded Emergency Pep Treatment

01 June 2010 5:13pm | AIDS Foundation

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

50. Aspirin should stay in supermarkets

31 August 2010 12:35pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says aspirin should remain in supermarkets as it has not seen any evidence that requires restriction of the popular medicine... More >>

51. Rising Bed Bug Problem in New Zealand

06 October 2010 1:33pm | Kiwicare

New Zealand is among those countries experiencing a rapid rise in bed bug infestations. There have been high profile outbreaks in other countries. New York has been battling bed bugs in major retail stores, theatres and on public transport. The recently released ..... More >>

52. A World Of Toys At Wellington Hospital

02 November 2010 10:32am | Mediaworks

Wellington Children's Hospital goes through almost $3,000 worth of toys every three months. .. More >>

53. MHTNZ big You Night - July 30

11 May 2011 12:48pm | NZ Men's Health Trust

One of this country's legendary motor racing drivers, Kenny Smith, is to be honoured at the inaugural Men's Health Trust New Zealand's big 'You' night black tie fund raising dinner in Auckland on July 30... More >>

54. Does Shaken Baby Syndrome Really Exist?

20 May 2011 2:59pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A single firm shake has long been thought to be able to cause serious damage to a baby's brain. But an article published in the Journal of Primary Health Care (JPHC) suggests it might not be so clear cut, and that babies thought to have died because ..... More >>

55. Beanies for babies appeal

13 July 2011 3:56pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury District Health Board wants every baby born this winter to get a woollen beanie when they leave Christchurch Women's Hospital or a primary care birthing unit... More >>

56. Pull your head in Te Ururoa

27 July 2011 4:42pm | Lynne Russellcxhkgh

I was incredibly alarmed to read and listen to Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell's ill-informed views surrounding how we 'deal with' suicide within our whānau. .. More >>

57. 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 >>

58. Easter gardeners reminded of dangers of potting-mix/compost

05 April 2012 3:40pm | Canterbury DHB

Cantabrians are being reminded of the dangers of potting mix and compost when gardening this Easter weekend. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says Easter is a popular time to get the last of that Autumn planting and weeding done before ..... More >>

59. Waikato DHB Accepts Coroner's Findings

10 May 2012 11:27am | Waikato DHB

Waikato District Health Board has today accepted the findings of coroner Gordon Matenga into the death of baby Adam Barlow at Waikato Hospital on 25 October 2009. .. More >>

60. New aged care provider for Queenstown

11 May 2012 3:56pm | Bupa

One of New Zealand's largest aged care providers Bupa Care Services is expanding in the South Island market. The national care provider today announced that it had been selected by the Southern DHB to operate the Lake Wakatipu Home and Hospital ..... More >>

61. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Report

31 May 2012 9:57am | Fisher And Paykel

FPH is the world's leading provider of Respiratory Humidification (RH) Products and commands a high market share. It also produces CPAP and masks for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). FPH has unveiled a slew of new products and interfaces in respiratory ..... More >>

62. Te Whare O Matairangi Reopens

29 June 2012 2:55pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Te Whare O Matairangi Reopens On Monday July 2 Capital & Coast District Health Board reopens Te Whare o Matairangi (Ward 27) after a $7.8 million refurbishment of the ward which involved extensive consultation with consumers and community groups, ..... More >>

63. 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 >>

64. Campaign helps bring Maori smoking rates down

04 September 2012 4:32pm | Public Health Association

The government-funded smokefree campaign 'Smoking Not Our Future' is successfully helping to bring down the numbers of young Maori smoking, the Public Health Association annual conference was told today at Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, Wellington... More >>

65. 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 >>

66. Five practices to host physician assistants

11 October 2012 11:06am | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) strongly opposes the further recruitment of US physician assistants. NZNO professional services manager, Susanne Trim says, "We are disappointed that following a flawed and poorly evaluated 'demonstration' ..... More >>

67. Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

21 December 2012 11:24am | National Foundation for the Deaf

The National Foundation for the Deaf and the affiliated group Project HIEDI are both strong supporters and advocates for the NZ Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. .. More >>

68. Whakatane Hospital ranked top among 25 institutions

21 December 2012 3:24pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

The Health Round Table, an independent body set up to look at quality of health care in Australasia, has recently reported outcomes for trauma and orthopaedics. Two of the outcomes measured were the number of days patients stay in hospital after surgery ..... More >>

69. Driver Reviver rest stops for Easter drivers with fatigue

25 March 2013 3:01pm | STATE Insurance

Drivers will be offered free food and drink to encourage them to take a break at State Driver Reviver rest stops on some of New Zealand's main routes this Easter weekend... More >>

70. Risk profiling may be key to lowering melanoma deaths

05 April 2013 10:15am | Cancer Society

Media release, 5 April 2013 Individual risk profiling may be key to lowering melanoma death rates .. More >>

71. 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 >>

72. Separating elective and acute surgical streams

08 May 2013 5:01pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

While the separation of elective and acute surgical streams is increasingly common in large metropolitan hospitals, the feasibility of such a model of surgical care in smaller provincial hospitals has only recently been tested, delegates to the 82nd ..... More >>

73. NZ Public Health Doctors Say Water Fluoridation Best Option

05 June 2013 10:28am | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is endorsing community water fluoridation as an important public health measure to prevent tooth decay and reduce health inequalities. .. More >>

74. Bayer invests in new veterinary research facility

30 August 2013 1:53pm | Bayer HealthCare

Bayer's Auckland-based Centre for Innovation and Development (CID) today opened a new research facility, which will play a key part in improving the health of farm and pet animals... More >>

75. Community organisations encouraged to apply for grant

09 September 2013 9:49am | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

More New Zealand community organisations are in line to receive grants to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities, as applications for the Medibank Community Fund (MCF) 2014 grants open. The 2014 grants are worth a total of $100,000 - an ..... More >>

76. The need for an expanded national smokefree law

08 October 2013 2:34pm | Public Health Expert

A just released Judicial Review has opened up the question of how "open areas" of buildings (where smoking is permitted in New Zealand) are determined in practice. In this blog post we consider the implications of this ruling and why it heightens ..... More >>

77. NZBCF research to spend $800,000 over the next two years

10 October 2013 12:36pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

A radiation oncology research fellowship at Auckland DHB and a Canterbury University study of the link between breast cancer and a common virus bring the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation's research funding commitment to $800,000 over the next ..... More >>

78. CDHB Hospitals Redevelopment - contracts being let

14 October 2013 5:17pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The main contract for construction of the Christchurch Hospital redevelopment will be advertised in the first six months of 2014 to ensure that companies are given early warning of the project and it can be completed as quickly and cost effectively ..... More >>

79. NZ Survey of Psoriasis Reveals Management & Care Shortfalls

29 October 2013 9:38am | Joint Press Release

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

80. 'Truth in Labeling' Should Apply to Pet Pharmaceuticals

19 November 2013 9:39am | Jordan Kelly

When North Otago dog owner Jordan Kelly's collie cross was diagnosed with a tumour recently, she decided to further investigate the ingredients of an inadequately labelled joint mobilisation product. .. More >>

81. PHARMAC declines eculizumab funding proposal due to price

12 December 2013 2:41pm | PHARMAC

An unreasonably high price means PHARMAC has decided not to approve funding for eculizumab, a treatment for the rare blood disorder paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH). .. More >>

82. Ancient NZ Native Plant Successful In Treating Thrush

13 December 2013 2:48pm | Forest Herbs Research

Horopito, a native New Zealand plant, has attracted international interest and acclaim for its therapeutic properties that are effective in the treatment of thrush. .. More >>

83. Child poverty a significant mental health problem in NZ

16 December 2013 2:09pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists congratulates and commends the Children's Commissioner, the JR McKenzie Trust and Otago University on producing the Annual Child Poverty Monitor... More >>

84. New Alcohol Law A Timely Intervention

19 December 2013 9:20am | Waikato District Health Board

New Alcohol Law A Timely Intervention New laws implemented under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, come into effect today (18 December 2013). Waikato District Health Board medical officer of health Dr Richard Wall says with today's implementation ..... More >>

85. Brookfield Amcal Pharmacy: Availability of UTI Treatment

27 December 2013 2:20pm | Amcal Brookfield Pharmacy

Brookfield Amcal Pharmacy, located in Tauranga, is announcing the availability of the antibiotic, Trimethoprim 300 mg, which is an effective treatment for urinary tract infections. Customers will have access to the antibiotic through a consultation ..... More >>

86. Lincoln University Take's On National Colic & Reflux Survey

07 January 2014 10:20am | Natural Winding

In 2012, Philippa Murphy, a recognised Postnatal Liaison Educator and specialist in these symptoms, launched a National Survey on Colic and Reflux - the first in New Zealand and internationally for at least a decade. 153 parents shared their experiences ..... More >>

87. Tairawhiti health issues measles vaccination reminder

15 January 2014 12:54pm | Tairawhiti District Health

Tairawhiti health officials issue measles vaccination reminder The number of confirmed measles cases connected to a hip-hop event in December is now at 16 - one in Auckland, two in Wellington, and 13 in the Taupo-Turangi area. The cases have prompted medical ..... More >>

88. Stroke and dementia researcher to speak in Queenstown

07 February 2014 4:50pm | Neurological Foundation

The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand is pleased to present a free public lecture in Queenstown by world-leading neurologist Professor Vladimir Hachinski, a pioneer in the study of stroke and dementia. .. More >>

89. Commercial agreement for entry of Cxbladder to DHBs

10 February 2014 3:27pm | Pacific Edge

10 February 2014 Health Innovation Hub signs commercial agreement for entry of Cxbladder to DHBs .. More >>

90. Health warning - Glentunnel Selwyn River

14 February 2014 5:10pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health board have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in Glentunnel on the Selwyn River... More >>

91. 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 >>

92. 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 >>

93. Kiwis' soft drink consumption

25 February 2014 12:23pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

On the back of the soft drink/unhealthy food debate, results from Southern Cross Health Society's annual health survey show 35% of New Zealanders think they consume too many soft drinks. .. More >>

94. Waikato DHB A Sector Leader With New Website

26 February 2014 11:02am | Waikato District Health Board

A vastly enhanced user experience, compliance with web accessibility and usability standards, stringent security, and a device agnostic website are the result of the Waikato District Health Board's decision to implement their new website on the ..... More >>

95. Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu

05 March 2014 3:31pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A health warning has been issued for Lake Rotoehu as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae... More >>

96. Health groups call on fast food giants to reduce salt

10 March 2014 11:03am | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation and the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland are calling on fast food companies in New Zealand to reduce the salt in their food as part of World Salt Awareness Week which takes place from ..... More >>

97. Home for Whangarei's Homeless

17 March 2014 1:31pm | Northland DHB

Some of Whangarei's homeless could soon have the option of a cheap roof over their heads if a Northland DHB-supported initiative comes to fruition. The idea is to provide a safe night-shelter for the homeless, including those with a mental illness, thereby ..... More >>

98. Teamwork lifting immunisation coverage nationwide

21 March 2014 11:26am | State Services Commission

States Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today recognised the collaborative efforts being made throughout the health sector to lift immunisation rates for babies aged eight months... More >>

99. Health warning lifted for Whakatane River by Ruatoki Bridge

24 March 2014 1:29pm | Toi Te Ora

The health warning in place since February for Whakatane River, near Ruatoki Bridge, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has been lifted. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Phil Shoemack says "monitoring of the river performed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council ..... More >>

100. Push to stop sore throats hurting hearts

27 March 2014 1:23pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Listen out for a hard hitting message from New Zealand kids to their parents and caregivers. Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service will be spreading the children's message on local radio and newspapers throughout the Bay of Plenty from April to ..... More >>


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