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IAS present awards for outstanding research

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 12:18 pm | International Aids Society

Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize; Prize for Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children; IAS TB/HIV Research Prize; Lange/van Tongeren Prizes for Young Investigator Awards; and Special HIV Cure Prize Awarded at AIDS 2016 More >>

No food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 12:01 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

No food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Health are confident a recent study provides no evidence of a food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements currently ... More >>

Red Ribbon award for NZ Māori HIV/AIDS

Friday, 22 July 2016, 3:24 pm | Emerge Trust

In appreciation of the vital work done at the grass-roots level by community based organizations, the XXI International AIDS Conference devoted a Special Session to the Red Ribbon Award Winners for 2016. Participants in AIDS2016 came to the award ... More >>

Massey tests team weight loss for Māori and Pasifika

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:44 am | Massey University

A new team weight loss competition for Māori and Pacific people is to be trialled by Massey University’s School of Public Health. The study, led by Associate Professor Marewa Glover, will involve three competitions, in Northland, Manawatū and a Pasifika ... More >>

Nurturing a homegrown nursing workforce

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:23 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new initiative to be piloted by Capital & Coast DHB will see nursing students benefit from a more comprehensive and collaborative learning experience, and become better prepared for their entry into the health care workforce. More >>

Home Grown tobacco claims about protecting profits

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:20 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

It is common practice for the Tobacco Industry to play on fears about illicit trade as they have done recently here in New Zealand with home grown tobacco. More >>

NZ Māori HIV organisation receives AIDS conference award

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 5:15 pm | INA

NZ Māori HIV organisation receives Red Ribbon Award for outstanding community leadership on AIDS More >>

TOAH-NNEST meets with US Vice-President Joe Biden

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:25 pm | Toah-Nnest

United States of America, Vice-President Joe Biden is currently on a Pacific tour, visiting Aotearoa and attended a reception in Auckland last night hosted by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. More >>

Stomach bug widespread in community

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:04 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

More people presenting to Hawke’s Bay Hospital in the past 24 hours with a stomach bug has seen the hospital close its Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) to act as an isolation unit for people with the bug. More >>

People with intellectual disabilities still seen as 'other'

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:31 am | IHC

A new report from IHC shows that while there have been significant advances for people with intellectual disabilities, progress is still too slow. More >>

Spencer vs Ministry of Health

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:08 am | Human Rights Commission

Spencer vs Ministry of Health: Human Rights Commission welcomes decision on disabled New Zealanders and their caregivers More >>

Working together for a safer, healthier New Zealand

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 2:33 pm | ACC

ACC and WorkSafe New Zealand today launched the inaugural ‘Reducing Harm in New Zealand Workplaces Action Plan’. The Plan supports their collaborative efforts to meet the government’s target of reducing serious injuries and fatalities in ... More >>

Developing New Zealand norms to assess health outcomes

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:49 am | University of Waikato

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of long-term disability worldwide. Research findings in the past few years have suggested that rates of TBI in New Zealand are far higher than those found in other developed countries, which is a great concern. More >>

New endoscopy tower improves view

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 5:28 pm | West Coast DHB

A new endoscopy tower at the Grey Base Hospital means surgeons can see more clearly when they need to carry out gastroscopies and colonoscopies. More >>

New Zealand ready to move on standardised tobacco packaging

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:53 pm | Cancer Society Auckland

The New Zealand government’s consultation on the draft standardised tobacco product packaging will close at the end of July. Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Tobacco Issues Committee and renowned global authority on standardised tobacco packaging, ... More >>

The Silent Leadership Challenge

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:53 pm | National Foundation for the Deaf

The Foundation’s CE challenges all leaders to front-up for the hard-of-hearing More >>

Keep health care services at PMH

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:37 pm | Save PMH

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Influenza has arrived – immunise now

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:19 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Local residents are being urged to get immunised as influenza activity increases in the region. More >>

Epilepsy Association CEO shares his opinion with Liam Butler

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:10 pm | Liam Butler

How ENZ can assist the aged care and retirement sector develop the skills to serve older people who manage Epilepsy? More >>

Keep well this winter by keeping active indoors

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 10:11 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

It’s not an uncommon story; the best laid exercise plans being derailed by inclement weather and low temperatures. That run or walk gets put off and the heater gets turned up. Let’s face it, sometimes the heat pump is more attractive than the outdoors. ... More >>

Mental health patients, whānau and staff deserve dignity

Monday, 18 July 2016, 4:26 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for a mental health system that treats every patient and staff member with the dignity they deserve. More >>

Site blessing, ground breaking for Outpatients Building

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:40 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board Chair, Murray Cleverley, and the Christchurch Hospital chaplains led a site blessing and ground breaking ceremony this morning, (Monday, 18 July) on the site of the new Christchurch Outpatients building. More >>

The evidence for patient centred care

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

If patient centred care is ultimately determined by the quality of the interaction between patient and doctor, the first question to address is how good that interaction is. More >>

Northland GP practices target smokefree goal with mobile tec

Friday, 15 July 2016, 3:50 pm | Vensa Health

AUCKLAND, NZ., July 15, 2016 – Northland’s Te Tai Tokerau PHO is supporting its GP practices and patients to use Vensa Health’s ( ) innovative practice-patient solution as it targets non-smoking status by 2025. Primary health ... More >>

Northland Immunisation Rate Poor

Friday, 15 July 2016, 12:03 pm | Northland DHB

Deciding not to immunise your baby is a choice that affects not only your child, but also their grandparents, their future children and the whole community. More >>

NZ health IT company helping Queenslanders

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 1:44 pm | Make Lemonade

NZ health IT company helping Queenslanders with chronic diseases July 14, 2016 A New Zealand health IT company has teamed up with Queensland health authorities to begin a $NZ28.1 million project, funded by the Queensland state government, to wage ... More >>

Poster campaign aims to prevent life-threatening condition

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 11:43 am | Liggins Institute

Every year, around 60 children under the age of 15 years are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in Auckland. If diabetes is not diagnosed early enough, it can lead to life-threatening complications. More >>

Patient airlifted from Te Kaha

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 5:19 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

This afternoon the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Te Kaha medical centre where a 44 year old Cape Runaway man had presented with a potentally serious medical condition. More >>

$300,000 ambulance fee increase upsets aged care homes

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 3:29 pm | Aged Care Association

A surprise increase in emergency ambulance charges has come without any consultation and will place an additional burden of $300,000 annually on the aged residential care sector, says the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA). More >>

We need to change the way we teach doctors

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 11:04 am | University of Waikato

Professor of population health at the University of Waikato, Professor Ross Lawrenson, says we aren’t meeting our current medical workforce needs, and that part of the reason for that lies in the way we’re training our doctors. More >>

Health and wellness priority for staff, products

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 2:28 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Health and wellness is the top priority for snack company Griffins when it comes to both the staff it employs and the products it sells, as CEO Alison Barrass explains in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. More >>

A Pokemon Go user walks into a bar

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 2:07 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

………and into a lamp post, a wall, a table, a pedestrian and a pot hole.” Ouch! More >>

Transalpine Health Disability Action Plan

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:10 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Consulting with families, identifying staff champions, and providing large print health information are some of the actions outlined in the Canterbury and West Coasts’ Health Disability Action Plan being launched today. More >>

Health Disability Action Plan launched

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:56 am | West Coast District Health

Consulting with families, identifying staff champions, and providing large print health information are some of the actions outlined in the Canterbury and West Coasts’ Health Disability Action Plan being launched today. More >>

Green light for falls prevention programme

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:14 am | Waitemata District Health Board

A major national community falls prevention programme for people aged over65 which was developed by the joint AucklandWaitemata DHB Funding team was given the official goahead today. More >>

Better heart disease care needed

Monday, 11 July 2016, 3:40 pm | University of Auckland

Better access to all aspects of healthcare is needed to improve the much higher rate of death from heart disease for Māori and Pacific people, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. More >>

Strategic Services Plan for Dunedin Hospital redevelopment

Monday, 11 July 2016, 2:12 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Southern Partnership Group has released the Strategic Services Plan, which is the first formal document completed as part of the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital. More >>

RACS launches mandatory training on discrimination

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:14 pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Monday 11 July 2016 The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has launched new, online training on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. More >>

Otago global health researchers to tackle fevers in Asia

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:12 pm | University of Otago

Otago global health researchers to tackle fevers in Asia A coalition of experts on tropical infectious diseases led by the University of Otago’s Professor John Crump, Co-Director of the Centre for International Health, has secured around NZD ... More >>

Suicide Prevention - Cybersafety and Indigenous Youth

Monday, 11 July 2016, 12:43 pm | Te Rau Matatini

WAKA HOURUA Te Rau Matatini Pou Ahorangi Chief Executive Officer - Marama Parore [11 July 2016, 10:09am] More >>

Struggling to find health information you can trust?

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:40 am | WellSouth

There is growing evidence that reading high quality self-help books can help people understand, manage and improve their health and readers in Otago and Southland really appear to be helping themselves! WellSouth’s Books On Prescription Programme has ... More >>

Heart attack sufferers delaying 111 call

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:36 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is calling on Kiwis to put aside their ‘she’ll be right attitude’ and dial 111 immediately if they suspect they or another person is having a heart attack. More >>

Plunket urges parents to enrol babies with dental clinics

Monday, 11 July 2016, 9:55 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

July is Oral Health month and Plunket is encouraging parents to make sure their babies are enrolled with their local dental clinic. It’s important to start regular dental check-ups from when your child’s first teeth appear. Community dental clinics ... More >>

Time for the Government to support safe sleeping devices

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 9:17 pm | TVNZ

The Government must support the use of wahakura and pepi-pods to reduce the rate of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), particularly for Māori babies who are eight times more likely to die in infancy, the Green Party said today. More >>

New Zealand’s Largest Fitness and Health Event Begins Today!

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:45 pm | NZ Fitness Expo

Ready, set… Expo! The 2016 NZ Fitness Expo begins today at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, shining a spotlight on all aspects of fitness, health and nutrition. More >>

WDHB pharmacist nationally recognised for patient safety

Friday, 8 July 2016, 4:43 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) Pharmacy Operations Manager David Ryan has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards for introducing electronic prescribing (eprescribing) across North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals. More >>

Heart Foundation thrilled with new rheumatic fever fund

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:30 pm | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is congratulating the Government for increasing its commitment to eliminating rheumatic fever in New Zealand. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman yesterday announced a new $1 million one-off fund aimed at raising awareness and reducing rheumatic ... More >>

It’s all happening at Ashburton Hospital

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:43 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Patients and staff at Ashburton Hospital are on the move as the next stage of refurbishment draws closer. More >>

NZ childcare centres set to receive a whole foods overhaul

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:33 am | Nourished Beginnings

What’s your child eating? NZ childcare centres set to receive a whole foods overhaul More >>

Medtech Evolution gets the green light

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:49 pm | MedTech

After a thorough and rigorous evaluation process, Green Cross Health has chosen to roll-out Medtech Evolution – Medtech Global’s premier practice management system – across all of its medical centres throughout New Zealand. This will represent ... More >>

Vegetables for a hearty winter soup

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:43 am | Five plus a day

Winter is the perfect time for homemade soup with seasonal vegetables offering plenty of delicious options, says 5+ A Day. More >>

Salt reductions needed by community and industry

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:07 am | University of Auckland

Food manufacturers and consumers will need to reduce salt in their food by at least 30 percent, if New Zealand is to meet a global target for sodium reduction by 2025. More >>

Is your family immunised against measles?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 3:37 pm | Ministry of Health

Don’t let measles ruin the school holidays. Make sure your family is fully immunised. More >>

Damaging Sleep Problems Going Untreated

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 9:51 am | Sleep Health Foundation

Damaging Sleep Problems Going Untreated Insomnia and severe snoring problems are widespread in Australia and New Zealand but just one in every three sufferers seek the help they need, sleep experts warn. Health specialists are using Sleep Awareness ... More >>

Removal of point-of-sale tobacco displays working

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 1:29 pm | University of Otago

A new study led by University of Otago researchers suggests that July 2012 legislation that removed all point-of-sale tobacco displays from shops selling cigarettes has helped reduce smoking among New Zealand school students to record low levels. More >>

Heart Foundation’s Tick label gets a tick of its own

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:23 am | University of Otago

Otago research gives Heart Foundation’s Tick label a tick of its own The Heart Foundation’s Tick Programme is having a positive nutritional impact on New Zealand’s food supply, new University of Otago research suggests. Otago Department of Human ... More >>

Colgate and NZDA join forces to encourage Healthy Habits

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:20 am | Colgate Palmolive

On 1 July Colgate-Palmolive and the New Zealand Dental Association launched Oral Health Month with the theme Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles. More >>

PHARMAC devices savings to help hospitals manage budgets

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:05 am | PHARMAC

New data from PHARMAC is predicting DHB hospital spending on surgical and medical devices will fall by about $25 million over coming years. And this is set to grow with a consultation released today that, if implemented, would save a further $3.2 ... More >>

Flu hygiene lessons help address the spread in classrooms

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 8:53 am | Kimberly-Clark

Flu hygiene lessons help address the spread in classrooms for the 12th winter in a row As SneezeSafe® Healthy Classrooms lessons in primary schools are completed for Term 2 and influenza approaches its annual peak attention is being drawn to flu ... More >>

Joint venture between The Selwyn Foundation and Feros Care

Monday, 4 July 2016, 3:04 pm | Selwyn Foundation

Joint venture between The Selwyn Foundation and Feros Care set to offer innovative new service delivery model for community-based care More >>


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