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Dunedin Hospital celebrates 150th Anniversary

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:59 pm | Southern District Health Board

Long-serving and retired employees will have a chance to share their fond memories and proudest work moments when the Southern District Health Board marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Dunedin Hospital on the Great King Street site ... More >>

EIT Nursing Academic to Address International Conference

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:28 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Associate professor in EIT’s School of Nursing, Pamela Wood is to speak at a symposium in London which will consider past and existing practices in exploring possible innovative strategies to control and prevent infection in hospitals in the future. Part of a ... More >>

It’s time to radically rethink mental health and addictions

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:43 pm | Platform

Platform congratulates Network 4 on the release today of Closing the Loop. With it the group of primary health organisations joins the chorus strongly declaring that New Zealanders are being let down by the current mental health and addictions system, ... More >>

Kiwi Instagram Sensation Shares Story of Depression

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:29 pm | Zeal NZ

Teen Instagram Celebrity Liam Miscellaneous (19), whose impersonations of celebrities garnered him almost 2 million followers, today launches a campaign video calling for more open conversation about depression. More >>

Southern DHB continues steady progress on Health Targets

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 11:38 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB Chief Executive Carole Heatly says the latest results show the DHB is making consistent gains to achieve the Ministry of Health goals for health boards. More >>

Apple Co-Founder Awards NZ Startup

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:51 am | oDocs Eye Care

An Auckland social enterprise restoring eyesight to the blind with smartphones has had its work recognised by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson. More >>

Play your game for Steve - Prostate Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:39 am | New Zealand Football

All Whites legend Steve Sumner was never one to shirk a challenge on the pitch and he is taking the same approach to his battle with prostate cancer, which will be in the spotlight this weekend as New Zealand Football urges teams all over the country ... More >>

20 Years of Successful Navigation

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:34 am | Pasifika Medical Association

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) tonight launches its 20 year history book, “The Pasifika Medical Association Journey – 20 Years of Successful Navigation 1996–2016” , as part of the 20th anniversary conference. More >>

Upsurge in whooping cough cases in Taranaki

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:21 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB confirmed today that two children aged less than 6 months old have developed whooping cough and a total of 37 people have been notified with the disease in Taranaki, so far this year. Most cases are in older people and the average age being 27 years ... More >>

Research shows new cancer medicines pay for themselves

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:06 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Research by prominent American economist, Professor Frank Lichtenberg, proves New Zealand’s investment in cancer medicines reduces hospital spending, contributes to improved survival rates and decreases premature mortality rates. More >>

Breastfeeding Likely to Have Played Key Role

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:44 pm | NZ Breastfeeding Alliance

BREASTFEEDING LIKELY TO HAVE PLAYED KEY ROLE IN PROTECTING HAVELOCK NORTH BABIES Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to prevent illness in young children, and becomes even more critical in an emergency says New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) ... More >>

New funding for research into heart disease

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:10 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has today announced $1.5 million in new funding for life-saving research into heart disease, New Zealand’s leading cause of death. More >>

Helping people with Tourette’s through Camp Twitch

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:06 pm | Harcourts

Most people’s knowledge of Tourette’s Syndrome is that it involves loud and involuntary swearing. More >>

Ministry takes further step towards electronic health record

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:54 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is taking a further step towards using technology to reduce the number of times patients have to provide their health details to the many different health professionals providing their treatment. More >>

Our health system taking care of you

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:29 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

More people than ever are getting their operations and the care they need, according to the latest health targets. Canterbury’s performance in quarter four of the 2015/2016 targets show the District Health Board planned to deliver 20,474 elective surgical ... More >>

Herbalife Family Foundation Launches Its First NZ Programme

Monday, 22 August 2016, 3:49 pm | Herbalife Family Foundation

Herbalife Family Foundation Launches Its First Programme in New Zealand to Support Sick Children and Their Families More >>

Funding from Spark ensures free exercise program continues

Monday, 22 August 2016, 3:09 pm | Live Life Well Trust

Funding from Spark ensures free exercise program for people with Parkinson’s can continue to grow More >>

ADNZ raises a new record total during annual Appeal Week

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:10 pm | Assistance Dogs New Zealand

New Zealanders have dug deep into their pockets and helped Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust (ADNZ) raise a new record total of $45,000 during their annual appeal week. More >>

Neurological Foundation Appeal passes $100,000 target

Monday, 22 August 2016, 11:41 am | Neurological Foundation

The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand is thrilled to acknowledge the support of Mitre 10 staff and customers nationally and record that the fundraising total for the 2016 Annual Appeal campaign has passed the $100,000 mark. More >>

Economist visits NZ to present cancer research

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:54 am | Medicines New Zealand

Renowned American economist, Professor Frank Lichtenberg, has been commissioned by Medicines New Zealand to analyse the impact new cancer medicines have on New Zealand patients and the healthcare system. More >>

Playing with Pokémon helps Jethro through transfusions

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:38 am | Northland District Health Board

Shannon Gantley brings her son Jethro Morrow to Whangarei Hospital’s Children’s Ward on a Thursday each week. While the caring nurses and play specialists keep Jethro entertained, Jethro receives a transfusion of plasma to keep him alive. More >>

Largest NZ programme to fight child obesity kick started

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:51 pm | The Warehouse

Largest NZ programme to fight child obesity kick started at 2016 Warehouse Group Gala Dinner More >>

Victoria University health researchers honoured

Friday, 19 August 2016, 2:30 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for their work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing. Professor Kevin Dew and Dr Kirsten Smiler were honoured ... More >>

Government’s child obesity plan flawed

Friday, 19 August 2016, 2:04 pm | University of Auckland

The Government's Childhood Obesity Plan is based on outdated evidence, shows the Government values corporate profit over public good, and is unlikely to solve the New Zealand obesity crisis, according to a new critique. More >>

Nurses support ‘Oranga Tamariki’

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Responding to the announcement of the new name for the government agency the ‘Ministry for Vulnerable Children’, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Kaiwhakahaere says she will be choosing to use its Māori name, ‘Oranga Tamariki’. More >>

Burwood Hospital’s New Facilities Officially Opened

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:25 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Prime Minister John Key has today unveiled a plaque to commemorate the official opening of Burwood Hospital’s new facilities for Older Persons’ Health and Rehabilitation. More >>

#MissingType goes viral

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) #MissingType campaign has gone viral, hitting the top three trending topics on Twitter and amassing nationwide support for the call to get 10,000 New Zealanders to register as first-time blood donors. More >>

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: the economic cost revealed

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:38 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says a new report revealing the hidden costs of FASD shows more needs doing to reduce alcohol consumption. More >>

AIA launches free digital school kids activity challenge

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:48 am | AIA NZ

The AIA Healthy Kids Challenge uses leading NZ athletes to inspire, motivate and educate primary school children and their parents to lead healthier lives. International Rugby winger Cory Jane is getting behind the Challenge. Launched by AIA Insurance ... More >>

Connect with nature for wellbeing

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:35 am | West Coast District Health

A Buller group organising an event from 10 – 16 October to support wellbeing for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is looking for input from locals. More >>

Protect the good times on the slopes

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:26 am | ACC

After a patchy start in July, the recent flurry of winter snow has meant ski fields and snow lovers are delighted that the season is fully underway. More >>

High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:05 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers ... More >>

International research journal e-launch in New Zealand

Friday, 19 August 2016, 9:35 am | Te Rau Matatini

Te Rau Matatini is pleased to announce the first Aotearoa New Zealand-led release of the online Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing - Te Mauri Pimatisiwin More >>

Support for Hawke’s Bay public health workers

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 4:26 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association, Health Promotion Forum and New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine express their moral support for health protection officers and public health officials in Hawke’s Bay during which they say must be a difficult ... More >>

New card helps people to choose well

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 4:10 pm | Marlborough Primary Health

Have you ever had an out-of-town guest staying with you who needed to see a GP? Or have you needed to fill a prescription on a Sunday afternoon and wasn't sure which pharmacy was open? More >>

Senior doctors welcome inquiry into contaminated water

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:04 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals is welcoming the Government’s decision to initiate an independent inquiry into the Havelock North water contamination issue. More >>

Wanaka optometrist acquires innovative technology

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 1:14 pm | Eyes on Ardmore

Wanaka optometrist acquires innovative technology to combat dry eyes Leading Wanaka optometry practice Eyes on Ardmore has acquired cutting-edge technology in the form of a specialised Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machine to significantly improve the ... More >>

Innovative technology to combat dry eyes

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 11:18 am | Eyes on Ardmore

Leading Wanaka optometry practice Eyes on Ardmore has acquired cutting-edge technology in the form of a specialised Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machine to significantly improve the health of dry eyes. More >>

Junior doctors’ bargaining heading for mediation

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 11:00 am | Julie Patterson

New Zealand’s 20 DHBs and the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA), which represents the 3700 Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) working and training in the DHBs, have agreed to mediation to help resolve differences they have with RMO ... More >>

Medical students support patient safe rosters

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 10:36 am | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

Medical students support patient safe rosters The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) supports resident doctors in their call for safer working rosters. Currently resident doctors may work up to 12 days or 7 nights consecutively without ... More >>

Seventeen lives saved by two organ donors

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 5:04 pm | Kidney Health NZ

The decisions of those closest to Riley Baker and Brittany Arthur, both of whom died under tragic circumstances this week, highlight the absolute need for families to discuss their wishes regarding organ donation, says Kidney Health New Zealand ... More >>

Measles Alert for Auckland

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 4:47 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Medical Officer of Health Michael Hale has confirmed a measles alert for various locations in central Auckland and Newmarket. More >>

Maori and Pacific Island Children to Benefit from Vaccine

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:24 pm | GlaxoSmithKline

Maori and Pacific Island children will benefit significantly from the change in formulation of a funded vaccine designed to prevent the most common form of hearing loss among young people, according to a Starship Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Health Services Managing

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:10 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health says Hawke’s Bay DHB is managing well the additional demand caused by the gastro outbreak linked to contamination of the water supply. More >>

The human microbiome – the new frontier

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 1:49 pm | Massey University

Is obesity the result of a complex interplay between the human brain and a range of biological processes? More >>

Families relieved Government Plan to address FASD

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 11:02 am | FASD-CAN

FASD-CAN, a charitable organisation set up to unite and support families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is pleased the Government has launched a cross-ministry Action Plan, to address the neglected and pressing problems families living with ... More >>

The Neonatal Trust Supports ‘Missing Type’

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:43 am | Neonatal Trust

The Neonatal Trust is supporting The New Zealand Blood Service ‘Missing Type’ campaign. More >>

Watercare provides treatment for Havelock North water

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:31 am | Watercare

Watercare provides ultraviolet light treatment for Havelock North water The Hastings District Council has accepted an offer from Auckland’s Watercare of two ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection plants that, in conjunction with the chlorination systems ... More >>

Government Action Plan to address FASD

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:29 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is pleased to celebrate the launch of the Government’s three-year action Plan addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand, but says wider issues must still be addressed. More >>

FASD Action Plan Welcomed

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:28 am | Cheers

The drinking culture change initiative Cheers! today welcomed the release of government’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Action Plan. More >>

Improving outcomes in cancer diagnosis and research

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 3:22 pm | University of Waikato

A team of researchers based at the University of Waikato believe that involving primary care can help improve outcomes and reduce inequity from cancer. More >>

NZME Supports New Zealand Blood Service

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 10:53 am | NZME.

16 August 2016 – Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that many of New Zealand Media and Entertainment’s (NZME) publishing and radio brands dropped a couple of vowels from the mastheads on their digital sites and newspapers yesterday. More >>

With y_ur help, we c_n fill the g_ps

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 9:49 am | New Zealand Blood Service

To mark today’s launch of the International Missing Type campaign, New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has announced it wants 10,000 New Zealander’s to register to become first-time blood donors. The Service is seeking Kiwis between 16 and 65 ... More >>

Is dieting the answer?

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 9:38 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

For those who want to shift a few kilos for health, or who want to make sure they get the right food to keep up energy levels, it can seem like there are so many conflicting opinions and advice that it’s tough to know what’s right. We do need to be taking ... More >>

Sign up to Host a Roast This September

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 9:33 am | Ronald McDonald House

Registrations are now open for ‘Host a Roast’, with Ronald McDonald House South Island encouraging Kiwis to invite their family and friends to dinner in September, raising funds to provide a home away from home for thousands of families this year. More >>

Top scientist appointed food safety director

Monday, 15 August 2016, 5:32 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s Professor Nigel French, a world leader in molecular epidemiology and public health research, has been appointed the inaugural director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre. More >>

Gastro illness in Havelock North

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:42 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Presentations to accident and medical centres continue to increase. Yesterday 183 people presented to a GP and Hawke’s Bay Hospital had 11 people present overnight, two were admitted. More >>

Can protein plus exercise improve type 2 diabetes?

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:23 pm | Massey University

Exercise has been shown to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes. But the benefits of exercise vary greatly between people, meaning some benefit more than others. Now, researchers from Massey University’s School of Sport and Exercise ... More >>

Gastro illness in Havelock North media update Monday 15/8/16

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:29 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Presentations to accident and medical centres continue to increase. Yesterday 183 people presented to a GP and Hawke’s Bay Hospital had 11 people present overnight, two were admitted. More >>

Keneperu after-hours a defining issue in DHB elections

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:19 pm | Eileen Brown

“I commit to do everything I can as a CCDHB candidate and a Board member to stop the closure of the Kenepuru Medical Centre at night,” said Labour’s Capital and Coast District Health Board candidate Eileen Brown. More >>


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