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Canterbury DHB CEO Update - Monday 25 September 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:18 pm | Canterbury DHB

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates shares positive feedback for staff from the mother of a young patient. We highlight new clinical director appointments; give the run down on staff mobile data usage ; profile a senior doctor's "invaluable" ... More >>

New EziBuy Designer Tops For Breast Cancer Cure

Monday, 25 September 2017, 2:45 pm | Breast Cancer Cure

EziBuy has teamed up with three leading New Zealand fashion designers, Andrea Moore, Storm and Yvonne Bennetti to create a limited edition collection of stylish t-shirts and tanks, which will raise money for Breast Cancer Cure (BCC). More >>

New Head of Bayer's Consumer Health Division Impressed by NZ

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:13 pm | Bayer NZ

Auckland 25 September 2017 – New Zealand’s OTC (over the counter) medications environment is one of the most advanced in the world and a model that many countries will emulate in future. More >>

Physio Shortages Mean Changes to West Coast DHB Services

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:04 pm | West Coast District Health

A national shortage of DHB-based physiotherapists is leading the West Coast DHB to implement temporary changes to services for patients. More >>

Four cases Paratyphoid now confirmed

Monday, 25 September 2017, 11:49 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is investigating four confirmed cases of Paratyphoid Fever and is following up three suspect cases. More >>

Smartphone apps reduce depression

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:46 am | Joint Press Release

Smartphone apps reduce depression AUSTRALIA, Sydney – September 23, 2017 – New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the ... More >>

Enliven leads community in fall prevention programme

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:44 am | Enliven

Enliven leads community in fall prevention programme Enliven is proud to be appointed East Coast’s lead agency for a new falls minimisation initiative, ‘Community Strength and Balance’, driven by ACC, the Ministry of Health and the Health Quality ... More >>

Three cases of Paratyphoid confirmed

Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:00 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is investigating three Paratyphoid cases reported over the last week. More >>

NZNO Award – Services to Nursing and Midwifery 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:56 pm | NZNO

NZNO Award – Services to Nursing and Midwifery 2017 This year there are two recipients of the NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award. Dr Helen Snell and Pepe Sinclair. NZNO President Grant Brookes presented the awards at the Annual Conference at Te ... More >>

BabyStart Boxes Gifted As Parenting Course Completed

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:03 pm | Northland District Health Board

On September 20, ten young mums and whānau celebrated at Te Ora Hou as they completed a seven week Noho Rangimarie/Living in Harmony course teaching them everything they need to know about pregnancy, birth and how to give their babies a successful first ... More >>

First study of inflammatory bowel disease rates in Kiwi kids

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:58 pm | University of Otago

Rates of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn’s disease among South Island children are up to three times higher than their North Island counterparts, the first New Zealand prevalence study has found. More >>

Study shows General Practices at health training capacity

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:31 am | University of Otago

A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity. More >>

NZ’s third leading cause of death on the back burner

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:32 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Ministry of Health targets are reviewed annually to ensure they align with health priorities, however New Zealand’s third leading cause of death still has no defined national health target with dedicated funding behind it. More >>

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:04 pm | Fluoride Free New Zealand

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain must Spell End to Fluoridation in New Zealand More >>

Be A STAR & Walk for Breast Cancer

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2017 Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. More >>

Toddler Would be Left to Die Under New Zealand Health System

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:52 am | New Zealand Pompe Network

My daughter Molly has an inherited disorder called Pompe Disease – a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Although there is no cure for this disease, individuals that suffer from Pompe are given hope to live a relatively normal life with the drug named ... More >>

Online dementia publication sheds light on latest research

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:21 am | University of Queensland

More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb to 1.1 million by 2056. More >>

New clues in childhood obesity puzzle: study

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:45 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. More >>

New Herbal Medicine College Opens in Christhurch

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:42 am | SIMH

A new, natural medicine college, has today opened its doors in Christchurch. The Southern Institute of Medical Herbalism (SIMH) is now offering an in-depth, immersive, 3-year Diploma in Medical Herbalism via in-person and online learning. More >>

Kerri Nuku Wins NZNO Award of Honour 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:15 am | NZNO

NZNO Award of Honour 2017 At Wednesday night’s Annual Conference Awards Dinner, the NZNO Award of Honour was presented. The award is granted biennially. The nomination for Kerri Nuku met the criteria for the award. Ms Nuku was presented with the award ... More >>

Jess Tiplady Wins NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:13 am | NZNO

NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017 The 2017 Young Nurse of the Year was announced at last night’s NZNO Annual Conference dinner at Te Papa and went to Jess Tiplady , Nurse Practitioner from Auckland. Jess Tiplady works at the Greenstone Family Clinic, ... More >>

Anxiety Affecting NZ Women’s Health

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:11 am | RANZCP

Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety and it is affecting women’s health more severely than heart disease and kidney failure, new guidelines developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) reveal. More >>

Nutrition: Hospitalization Increasing, Learning Decreasing

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 5:19 pm | Without Limits Learning

A recent New Zealand Herald article (September 19, 2017) by Kirsty Johnston has exemplified what educators in New Zealand have known for years. Child malnutrition is on the rise, and more and more New Zealand children are being hospitalised for nutrient ... More >>

Intergenerational bond raises dementia awareness

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:56 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

Preschoolers from a Rotorua centre are lighting up the lives of residents from a local rest home and in turn are learning about empathy, ageing and conditions such as dementia. More >>

Pompe Patients Plea for Funding

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:26 am | New Zealand Pompe Network

Pompe Disease patients are being ignored by National Party candidates and the Prime Minister in the lead up to this weekend’s general election. More >>

Kiwi Entrepreneurs Struggle with Mental Health Issues

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 10:22 am | BizDojo

20 September, 2017 - Ninety Five percent of respondents to a new survey of the New Zealand business founder community believe that being an entrepreneur had affected their mental health. More >>

J. Walter Thompson wins MoleMap

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 10:03 am | J. Walter Thompson

Auckland, September 20, 2017: J. Walter Thompson New Zealand has been named Agency of Record by MoleMap, the country’s leading skin cancer detection specialist, after a competitive pitch. More >>

Dave Macpherson on Baby's Death at Waikato Hospital

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 8:38 am | Waikato District Health Board

Statement by Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson regarding the latest reported death of a baby at Waikato Hospital More >>

Experts gathered in Tauranga for psychiatry conference

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:57 pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

Stress and the brain, living to 100 and the mental health of transgender people are just some of the topics to be discussed at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand Conference. More >>

Untreated drinking water poses huge health risk

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:48 pm | Water New Zealand

19 September 2017 - Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. More >>

Exercise for your Heart

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

"It can be tough for those who are active to watch family and friends who are suffering from the ill effects of inactivity. Approximately 33% of deaths annually are due to heart disease. This article has some easy information for those wanting ... More >>

Where do the parties stand on Rare Diseases Funding

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Pompe Network

Where do the parties stand on Rare Diseases Funding leading up to Election 2017? For the last several months the NZPN Board has been working SO HARD lobbying MPs and candidates contesting the upcoming NZ General Election. More >>

RANZCP calls for focus on mental health in NZ election

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:05 pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The next government of New Zealand will need to focus on adequate resourcing and funding of mental health to achieve real change and address one of the leading causes of health-related disability in New Zealand, The Royal Australian and New Zealand ... More >>

Major parties’ views on exercise and fitness

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:03 pm | Make Lemonade

ExerciseNZ has asked the major political parties for their stance on health-related fitness in the run up to Saturday’s national election, so more Kiwis are better educated about exercise. More >>

Arthritis – anyone, any age

Monday, 18 September 2017, 7:42 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis can affect anyone at any age – that’s the message of Arthritis New Zealand’s annual appeal this week.. Arthritis is not just an old person’s disease. Half the 624,000 Kiwis with arthritis are of working age and around one in 1,000 ... More >>

Waitemata DHB Denies Woman Abortion

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:25 pm | ALRANZ

Waitemata DHB Denies Woman Abortion The Wireless has revealed an Auckland woman says a North Shore hospital counselor prevented her from accessing abortion by refusing to allow her to see certifying consultants. The woman was 18 weeks pregnant. She ... More >>

Researchers find the key to loss of smell with Parkinson’s

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:19 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland research has found an anatomical link for the loss of the sense of smell in Parkinson’s disease. The research, published in the journal Brain, is the work of academics Associate Professor Maurice Curtis, Dr Victor Dieriks, Dr ... More >>

Stuart Jones and John Clarke join the Asthma Foundation

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:14 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

President John Knight, and Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer are pleased to announce two new advisors to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, Dr Stuart Jones , MBChB, PhD, FRACP as Medical Director and John Clarke CNZM as Chief Cultural Advisor – ... More >>

New Medical Device For Brain Monitoring At The Bedside

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:06 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) team has been awarded an MBIE Endeavour grant this week to develop a non-invasive and cost-effective device to diagnose and treat stroke and other brain injuries. More >>

Carers of loved ones with dementia overwhelmed, distressed

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:44 am | interRAI

Over half of people caring for a loved one with dementia and cognitive performance issues report feeling overwhelmed by the person’s support needs. More >>

Rarotongan communities to receive free dental care

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:38 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The Wrigley Company Foundation along with the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) today announced the 2017 recipient of a US$5,000 dental grant to help improve dental care and education in the Pacific Islands. This year, the grant has been given to ... More >>

Shortage of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough DHB

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:24 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has revealed a shortage of specialists nearly two and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

HealthLink Part of Global Healthcare Technology Company

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:07 pm | Clanwilliam Group


Viral-gastroenteritis outbreak within Whangarei Hospital

Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:41 pm | Northland DHB

The outbreak, likely norovirus, has affected 11 patients –who have been isolated to prevent other patients being infected. As a further precaution, the ward has been closed to new admissions and visiting is restricted and will only be allowed in exceptional ... More >>

Politicians Take the Plunge for Heart Kids NZ

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:46 am | Heart Kids

Politicians put aside their political differences and plunged into an icy tub for Heart Kids. More >>

Home support providers struggling under pay equity costs

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 5:21 pm | Home and Community Health Association

Home support providers struggling under pay equity costs, annual leave liability alone over $4.2 million More >>

Are you okay? Are you worried about someone else?

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 4:40 pm | WellSouth

Life can be tough, and we often have to deal with lots of challenges and changes. In these tough times it can be hard to see the positives in life or have any hope. However WellSouth have some options that may be able to help you. More >>

Council is asked to take glyphosate based herbicides off

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:49 am | Weed Management Advisory

Glyphosate, Cancer and the NZ EPA - Auckland councillors told they cannot rely on the EPA to protect their people More >>

Dave Macpherson Asks Why Waikato DHB Board Not Informed

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 8:49 am | Dave Macpherson

Elected Waikato DHB Board member questions why Board not advised of death of baby after delayed C-section at Waikato Hospital More >>

Kiwi Apathy Towards Cholesterol Concerning – Expert

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:33 pm | Impact PR

A new study which found Kiwis do not consider the potential impact of their food choices on their cholesterol levels is worrying according to a leading academic expert. More >>

Sepsis - have you heard of this common killer?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:48 pm | Waikato District Health Board

In 2015, Chiefs assistant coach, Andrew Strawbridge came as close to death as you can get whilst on tour to Samoa. More >>

One woman’s mission to improve NZ’s mental health

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:53 am | The Zen Division

In the face of record suicide numbers, reports of inadequate mental health support and increasingly demanding lifestyles, one woman is on a mission to tackle mental health issues at their source by bringing a little zen to people’s daily lives. More >>

Precision Driven Health Finalist in NZ Innovation Awards

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:10 am | Orion Health

12 September, Auckland, New Zealand – Precision Driven Health has been named as a finalist in the Innovation in Health & Science category of the NZ Innovation Awards 2017. More >>

Mumps case confirmed at Waipukurau school

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 4:56 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Adults and parents with children at Waipukurau Primary School in Central Hawke’s Bay are being asked to check their immunisation status following a confirmed case of Mumps at the school. More >>

Second pregnancy compels Waikato mum to quit smoking

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:51 pm | Pinnacle

Hamilton-based pregnant mum Dayna Allen, 25, inhaled her first puff of smoke ten years ago as a curious 15-year-old, barely old enough to drive a car. More >>

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:06 pm | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS), the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards for excellence in practice and research related to psychology and social justice issues. More >>

Schools urged to plan for cardiac arrest

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 8:46 am | Resuscitation Council

The Ministry of Education and New Zealand Resuscitation Council have partnered to develop AEDs in schools , a guidance document for school boards and leaders. More >>

Good vibrations reduce muscle aches

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:55 pm | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s College of Health shows wearable vibration technology can reduce muscle aches and pain after strenuous exercise, benefiting those suffering from tired and sore bodies. More >>

Sir Richard Faull appointed as Patron of Alzheimers NZ

Monday, 11 September 2017, 1:30 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ is pleased to announce a new Patron - distinguished Professor and brain researcher, Sir Richard Faull. More >>

Significant shortfall of senior doctors

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:48 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of senior doctors at Capital & Coast District Health Board has revealed a shortage of specialists three and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>