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Public lectures in Wellington by Leading US Researchers

Friday, 2 October 2015, 1:05 pm | Gillies McIndoe Research Institute

Public lectures in Wellington by Leading US Medical Researchers Two world-renowned American bio-medical researchers will give free public lectures in Wellington. Martin Friedlander MD, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology ... More >>

Dr Joe Williams named Patron of Pasifika Medical Association

Friday, 2 October 2015, 12:31 pm | Pasifika Medical Association

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) announced Dr Joe Williams as the organisation’s inaugural Patron. More >>

Inadequate progress on clinical engagement in hospitals

Friday, 2 October 2015, 12:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of ASMS members employed in district health boards this year highlights the lack of progress being made on genuinely incorporating distributive clinical leadership within the country’s public hospitals, says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:55 am | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Landmark buildings around New Zealand will light up pink from October 1, in support of Breast Cancer Month. From the Old Municipal Building in Whangarei to the Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin, 21 local landmarks will join more than 200 other iconic ... More >>

Lifeline CEO calls on NZ personalities for help

Friday, 2 October 2015, 9:17 am | LifeLine

Lifeline CEO calls on NZ personalities for help. A recent international trend has started with high profile people raising awareness around suicide prevention. This is certainly a trend Lifeline Aotearoa CEO Jo Denvir supports. Some of the international ... More >>

It is in NZ’s interest to follow latest WHO guidelines

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 3:52 pm | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

It is in New Zealand’s interest to follow latest WHO guidelines on HIV/AIDS More >>

Calcium supplement no help for bones

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

Increasing calcium intake through diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture or osteoporosis prevention, according to University of Auckland Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr Mark Bolland. More >>

Ticking off sugar

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 10:06 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation’s Tick programme continues to evolve its trusted front-of-pack labelling system with its latest review. More >>

Urzila Carlson is new breast cancer ambassador – no joke!

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 8:42 am | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Comedian Urzila Carlson has joined the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation as an ambassador, inspired by her own youthful cancer experience to help get the message out to NZ women about the importance of early detection. More >>

Nurse Maude Black Tie Event fundraiser

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5:12 pm | BNI New Zealand

Signed All Blacks jersey and one year’s advertising on a Nurse Maude car- a few of the auction items on the block at the Nurse Maude Black Tie Event fundraiser More >>

NZMA urges action on tobacco packaging

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association urges the Government to make real progress with a standardised packaging regime for tobacco products—which has been sliding down the Parliamentary Order Paper ever since its introduction to Parliament in 2013. More >>

Multiple new reports show Waitemata leading in quality

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 3:10 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) leads the country in a number of key quality and safety measures and has the lowest hospital mortality rate of all 20 DHBs. More >>

New prostate cancer guidelines

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 2:26 pm | Urological Society

A new set of guidelines for GPs will make an important contribution towards improving outcomes for New Zealand men with prostate cancer by providing a clear clinical pathway for testing, management and referral of men who present to primary care practitioners ... More >>

Southern DHB Executive Director of Communications Moves On

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 12:02 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board Executive Director of Communications, Steve Addison, has announced that he is leaving the position to start his own business. “Steve has been with the DHB for close to four years and we will miss his experience and ... More >>

‘World of Women’s Health’ Conference in Wellington

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 11:00 am | RANZCOG

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) New Zealand Committee will be hosting today its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Wellington at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa until Friday, ... More >>

New NZ research focuses on Vitamin C and breast cancer

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:16 am | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

A new research study will analyse the level of vitamin C in breast tumours, and compare health outcomes for patients with different levels of the vitamin. More >>

NZ Needs Telemedicine Abortion Service

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:10 am | ALRANZ

A breakthrough telemedicine abortion service in Australia that will help cut abortion wait times and improve access should be replicated in New Zealand, but is precluded by our outdated criminalised abortion laws, the Abortion Law Reform Association said ... More >>

The Selwyn Foundation celebrates 15 years of Selwyn Centres

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:23 pm | Selwyn Foundation

The Selwyn Foundation celebrates 15 years of Selwyn Centres providing friendship and support to older people in the community More >>

Dr Kim McGregor moves back to 'real face to face work'

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 2:07 pm | Robert Street Clinic

New Zealand’s leading advocate for survivors of sexual violence, Dr Kim McGregor QSO, is shifting her focus back to private practice by joining the team at Auckland’s Robert Street Clinic. More >>

Legionnaires’ season arrives

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 12:32 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

In October every year the number of people with Legionnaires’ disease begins to climb. Numbers peak in November and December, remain relatively high through January and February, and then taper off in March. More >>

Big NZ Blood Pressure Check set to break records

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 10:25 am | Stroke Foundation

The 2015 Big New Zealand Blood Pressure check is set to break records for the number of people to have their blood pressure tested in one day, in over 200 communities throughout the country on Saturday 3 October. The Stroke Foundation hopes that more ... More >>

Research tackles Maori and Pacifika heart inequalities

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 10:01 am | The Heart Foundation

New research will explore why Maori, Pasifika and people living in areas of high deprivation are more likely to die from a major heart event. More >>

NZ heart research could have global impact

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 9:23 am | The Heart Foundation

A new nationwide research project will investigate whether giving oxygen to heart attack patients is actually helping. More >>

Nationwide study to boost prevention of leptospirosis

Monday, 28 September 2015, 5:00 pm | Massey University

A nationwide dairy farm survey is under way as part of a project to evaluate the effectiveness of current vaccination practices to prevent leptospirosis in dairy herds – the country’s most common zoonotic disease that affects the health of ... More >>

EAG delivers final report to RACS

Monday, 28 September 2015, 2:52 pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

EAG delivers final report to RACS The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) has delivered its final report on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in the practice of surgery to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). More >>

Do care, compassion & charity still have a place in health?

Monday, 28 September 2015, 1:31 pm | Canterbury Charity Hospital

Members of the public are often reminded by politicians and policy makers overseeing the funding and delivery of health care, says Professor Ron Paterson, of increasing healthcare complexity, cost pressures, the burden of chronic disease and the need ... More >>

Kiwi Trust to Re-Use Pacemakers Launches

Monday, 28 September 2015, 1:24 pm | The Pacemaker Trust

Jude Mannion who launched and ran The Robin Hood Foundation New Zealand is now launching a world first health innovation as a charitable trust here - and she says it just could be the worlds 'smartest piece of recycling' More >>

Daylight saving signals Sun Safety time

Monday, 28 September 2015, 1:18 pm | Health Promotion Agency

“Daylight saving has started which means it’s time to protect our skin and eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation,” says Kath Blair, Manager Skin Cancer Prevention at the Health Promotion Agency (HPA). More >>

Wellington singer’s spirit outsings challenges

Monday, 28 September 2015, 9:35 am | Attitude Trust

Ailsa Lipscombe (23) is in pain every day, but that hasn’t stopped her singing her way to America and supporting others with disabilities. More >>

New appointments extend specialist care

Monday, 28 September 2015, 8:50 am | NZ Respiratory and Sleep Institute

Two paediatric respiratory specialists - Dr Jacob Twiss and Dr Naveen Pillarisetti - will begin consultations from the New Zealand Respiratory and Sleep Institute (NZRSI) from October 1, 2015. These appointments strengthen the offering of this purpose-designed ... More >>

October is Breast Cancer Month: Events and Activities

Monday, 28 September 2015, 8:28 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) is challenging New Zealanders to take action against breast cancer this October and help raise funds for awareness and education programmes, potentially life-saving research, medical equipment, and ... More >>

New Zealand doctor awarded accolade

Monday, 28 September 2015, 8:25 am | Angela Griffen

For his work with skin cancer management internationally, Auckland based skin cancer specialist, academic, author and philanthropist Dr Sharad Paul was joint recipient of the award for Leading Health Improvement on a Global Scale at the APAC Forum Awards ... More >>

Voluntary suspension of supply of Silimed implants

Friday, 25 September 2015, 1:30 pm | Device Technologies

25 Sep 2015 11:04 AM AEST - Device Technologies confirms voluntary suspension of supply of Silimed implants More >>

Fund to honour Helena McAlpine's legacy

Friday, 25 September 2015, 12:30 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Helena McAlpine was determined that her battle with breast cancer would never define her nor would it be in vain. More >>

Network recruits first permanent Nurse Practitioner

Friday, 25 September 2015, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

In a first-ever recruitment appointment NZLocums has placed a Nurse Practitioner into a permanent role in a New Zealand rural general practice. More >>

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide

Friday, 25 September 2015, 11:31 am | Te Rau Matatini

Te Rau Matatini is preparing to host more than 1,500 people from around the world for a five day indigenous health and well-being conference in November. More >>

Public want sugary drinks tax

Friday, 25 September 2015, 10:33 am | University of Auckland

A significant shift in New Zealand public attitudes towards a tax on sugary soft drinks has been identified from recent poll results. More >>

Addiction treatment world class

Friday, 25 September 2015, 10:32 am | Salvation Army

A twelve month evaluation study of people treated for alcohol and drug dependency at The Salvation Army Bridge Treatment Programme reports that client recovery outcomes match those of leading international treatment programmes. More >>

NPDC praised for extending its Smokefree policy

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 4:55 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki District Health Board (Taranaki DHB) said today the extension of New Plymouth District Council’s (NPDC) Smokefree Parks Policy is a positive step towards normalising not smoking. More >>

Shocking sleep stats…

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 1:39 pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

With daylight saving starting this weekend, already sleep-deprived New Zealanders are going to struggle when they lose an hour. More >>

Daylight saving a nightmare for some

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 12:33 pm | Massey University

It’s that time of year again, when our clocks go forward an hour, the mornings plunge back into darkness, and insomnia ensues. For many, the welcome sunny evenings are plagued by restless nights and lost sleep. More >>

We don't stop caring campaign

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 11:47 am | Lifewise

We don't stop caring campaign urges government to raise foster care leaving age to 21 More >>

First Walk 2 D’Feet MND an “overwhelming success"

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 11:11 am | MND Association

New Zealand’s first nationwide Walk 2 D’Feet Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has raised more than $50,000 to help the three hundred odd Kiwis currently battling the disease. Approximately 2,500 people participated in six walks held across the country ... More >>

Breast cancer campaigner Helena McAlpine dies, age 37

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 8:41 am | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Staff and friends of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation are tonight mourning the loss of Helena McAlpine, who campaigned through her own long and often gruelling battle with breast cancer to help save other women. More >>

Food safety: some coconut milk drinks have undeclared dairy

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 4:48 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is warning people with milk allergies or intolerances to avoid drinking some imported coconut milk drinks that may contain milk or milk products as these allergens are not declared on the label. Under Australian ... More >>

“Open wide” – dentists drill for research dollars

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Dentists are asking Kiwis to put their money to a great cause by going to the dentist on Saturday October 17. More >>

Professional Obligations Towards Māori Health Improvement

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 10:11 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council today called on doctors to work in partnership with Māori and address the issues of inequity they face in the health system. More >>

Most elderly people satisfied with support

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 12:54 pm | University of Auckland

A longitudinal study of advanced ageing has found that most elderly people are satisfied with the relationships they have with family and friends. More >>

Tauranga nurse takes on Polar Circle Marathon

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 12:46 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Nicola Wearne was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the age of 38. “At one point I was on so much medication I rattled” said Nicola. More >>

Parents avoid baby changing rooms at all costs

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 10:30 am | Canstar Blue

Parents avoid baby changing rooms at all costs, 1 in 5 will never use public change stations More >>

“Walk for the cause” – Pink Star Walk registrations now open

Monday, 21 September 2015, 4:41 pm | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

News release 21 September, 2015 “Walk for the cause” – Pink Star Walk registrations now open More >>

DHB to update South Westland community

Monday, 21 September 2015, 4:27 pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board will present an update to the South Westland community at a meeting in Franz Josef next Wednesday night. More >>

Southern District Health Board exceeds surgery target

Monday, 21 September 2015, 2:46 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Southern District Health Board exceeded the number of elective surgeries it was required to deliver in the past 12 months, meaning more people have received the help they need. More >>

Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Announces Successful Applicant

Monday, 21 September 2015, 2:01 pm | Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust

“Women’s Suffrage is an important time to remember in New Zealand’s history. We have the unique privilege of being the first country that gave women the vote, thanks to Kate Sheppard and her friends who fought so hard for the right of New Zealand ... More >>

Mental Health Awareness Week celebrates the power of giving

Monday, 21 September 2015, 11:30 am | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is bringing back Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) once again in 2015 - from 5-11 October. The theme this year is GIVE – Give your time, your words, your presence. More >>

Winners of NMDHB 2015 Health Quality & Innovation Awards

Friday, 18 September 2015, 2:02 pm | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

A clinical initiative focused on the safe discharge of chest pain patients in the Emergency Department has won the Excellence Award at the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) 2015 Health Quality & Innovation Awards , held in Nelson ... More >>

Walk 2’D Feet Motor Neurone Disease this Sunday

Friday, 18 September 2015, 12:11 pm | MND Association

Walk 2’D Feet Motor Neurone Disease to hit the streets of New Zealand this Sunday More >>

Rutherford Discovery to fund Motor Neurone Disease research

Friday, 18 September 2015, 10:58 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland researcher, Dr Emma Scotter has been awarded one of the 12 Royal Society Rutherford Discovery Fellowships for 2015. University of Auckland researchers were awarded seven of the 12 prestigious fellowships that are awarded to New Zealand’s ... More >>

Productivity Commission recommends Canterbury model

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 5:20 pm | Canterbury Clinical Network

The New Zealand Productivity Commission has recognised the benefits of Canterbury’s health alliance model in its More Effective Social Services report released this week. More >>

National Families Forum on Suicide & Mental Health issues

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 4:55 pm | Dave Macpherson

Over 100 people with family and whanau connections to suicide victims are attending a one-day forum in Hamilton next week on 'Hearing the voice of families' in cases where suicide and mental illness are issues. More >>


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