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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 >>

Fashion for a Cure Christchurch 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017, 9:58 am | Breast Cancer Cure

Breast Cancer Cure (BCC), New Zealand’s only not-for-profit organisation devoted to finding a cure for breast cancer, host an array of exclusive events to help raise funds to support research. More >>

Put Your Best Foot Forward for Better Health

Monday, 11 September 2017, 9:32 am | New Zealand Chiropractors' Association

Taking care of your feet combined with chiropractic care may have a significant effect on how you feel according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA). More >>

Radio hosts' suicide prevention video

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 8:49 pm | Mental Health Foundation

10 SEPTEMBER 2017 MEDIA RELEASE Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and radio hosts Jono Pryor and Bryce Casey are calling on Kiwis to have courageous conversations with their mates about the hard stuff. More >>

New blood test for melanoma

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 1:28 pm | Joint Press Release

Early stage melanoma may soon be identified by a simple and inexpensive blood test, a gathering of experts in the research and treatment of melanoma being held in Queenstown heard today. More >>

Predictive tool to help manage NZ's melanoma crisis

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 1:20 pm | Joint Press Release

A melanoma expert says a tool for general practitioners that uses just eight primary factors to predict people’s risk of developing a melanoma could identify 80 percent of melanomas and reduce deaths from the disease. More >>

Rising women’s drinking highlights need for FASD Awareness

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:41 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says more New Zealand women are now drinking hazardously so we must address our wider drinking culture to support women to have alcohol-free pregnancies. More >>

Evidence of Alcohol Industry Distortion of Science

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:28 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

New research from Professor Mark Petticrew of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published today, provides evidence that alcohol companies, and the “responsible drinking” organisations that they fund, routinely deny and distort the evidence ... More >>

Generous grants available for health charities

Friday, 8 September 2017, 2:07 pm | ProCare Health

Registered charities helping to improve the health and well-being of Aucklanders can apply for grants of $20,000 or more from the ProCare Charitable Foundation, open from today. More >>

Growth charts for NZ children to undergo mobile makeover

Friday, 8 September 2017, 12:46 pm | Cure Kids

A novel interactive growth chart for babies and young children is being developed in a bid to help tackle childhood obesity in New Zealand. More >>

Expert Links Substance Abuse, Mental Health & Justice System

Friday, 8 September 2017, 12:30 pm | Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association

“Your prison rates are second only to those of the US. Ten percent of your prison population are incarcerated for drug offences. If you crack down on drug users in the ways currently being proposed you are going to see that number increase dramatically. More >>

Swedish model needed for Mental Health

Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:25 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Psychotherapists say that Mental Health in Aotearoa needs more radical reform than just adding more of the same services and resources. Whether the Mental Health commission is re-established (as recommended by Dr Barbara Disley) or a Royal Commission of ... More >>

Disabled Employees Earn $200/wk Less Than Non-Disabled

Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

• Disabled people with wage or salary income earn, on average, $4.61 per hour less from this source than non-disabled people. More >>

42% of Disabled Youth Not Earning or Learning

Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:10 am | Statistics New Zealand

• The not in employment, education, or training (NEET) rate for disabled youth was over four times that of non-disabled youth. More >>

National mental health helpline, two months on

Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:00 am | Need to Talk

Two months on from launch, the national mental health and addictions helpline, 1737, need to talk? has provided help and support from trained counsellors to over 3,200 Kiwi’s, with over half opting to make initial contact via text. More >>

Well women birth better in primary level care

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:56 am | Ara Institute

A Christchurch study just published in the prestigious BMJ Open (a subsidiary of the British Medical Journal), has found that low risk women who choose to give birth in primary-level maternity units have better outcomes than those who choose hospital ... More >>

Bomb Sniffing Rats Coming to New Zealand

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:32 am | APOPO

APOPO, the award-winning NGO that trains African giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, is pleased to announce a partnership with Australian-based Global Development Group (GDG) - allowing New Zealanders to make donations through GDG. More >>

New Health Research Unit to be Based in Kaitaia

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:25 am | Auckland City Council

A unique health research partnership was announced today between the Moko Foundation, a Kaitaia-based organisation led by Dr Lance O’Sullivan, and the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, one of New Zealand’s national centres of research ... More >>

New Zealand Rugby not tackling alcohol issues head on

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:20 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says it is deeply disappointed with New Zealand Rugby’s approach to tackling the drinking culture embedded in its sport and that the strategies included in its Respect and Responsibility Review will do little to curb alcohol-related harm. More >>

Peer counsellors support breastfeeding mums

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 5:10 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Breastfeeding mothers in Wairarapa have a great support network to ensure they and their baby can enjoy healthy breastfeeding, with 26 trained counsellors available for advice. More >>

Wairarapa Health Consumer Council Chair appointed

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 5:06 pm | Wairarapa DHB

Well known community identity and businesswoman Mena Antonio has been appointed as the first Wairarapa Health Consumer Council Chair, and will start the role immediately. More >>

Joining forces to empower Pacific families

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 3:29 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Local health providers have banded together to boost the health and wellbeing of thousands of Pacific people across greater Wellington. More >>

Working Together to Find a Cure

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 3:27 pm | Breast Cancer Summit

Breast Cancer Cure, the only charity devoted to finding a cure for breast cancer, is hosting a Summit on the 13th October, in association with the University of Auckland, and the New Zealand Society of Oncology. More >>



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