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Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:54 pm | Grow Ltd

An evidence based approach on how to respond effectively to youth and adults who are engaging in non-suicidal self-harm. More >>

Skills for working with BPD: an introduction to STEPPS

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:54 pm | Grow Ltd

Diane Clare will provide attendees with practical skills for working with those with emotional intensity difficulties and introduce participants to the STEPPS approach (Systems Training in Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving). More >>

The time for alcohol law reform is now

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 2:23 pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) tautoko The New Zealand Medical Journal’s call for the strengthening of alcohol regulations to reduce the negative impact of alcohol on New Zealanders’ mental health and wellbeing. More >>

Resident Guide piloted at Wellington Hospital

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 9:52 am |

The six-month pilot beings in mid-August and involves all Resident Medical Officers at Wellington Hospital. More >>

Health insurer launches a NZ first wellness program

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 9:19 am | Accuro Health Insurance

In another New Zealand first, specialist not-for-profit health insurer Accuro has launched a free wellbeing programme to all of its 30,000 members. The Accuro Health Hub gives each member access to support, information and resources to improve their ... More >>

People with disability call for end to violence and neglect

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:12 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Violence and neglect against people with disability is a national crisis and must be addressed urgently by all levels of government and disability services. More >>

NZMA alarmed at lack of clinical training on sore throats

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

Patient diagnoses are not a simple matter. What may present as a straightforward sore throat and upper respiratory tract infection, and approximately 80% are, can be a symptom of a more serious illness such as flu, bronchitis, pneumonia and glandular ... More >>

Mosque Attack Survivors urged to access counselling

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11:43 am | Victim Support

With the distribution of $13.2 million in donations to the survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks completed in June, Victim Support is working with the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB), local General Practice teams, and local counselling agencies ... More >>

NZ’s aged care sector to gain from cardiovascular reseearch

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11:39 am | Joint Press Release

NZ’s aged care sector to gain from new cardiovascular research focus Raising the standard of cardiovascular care in New Zealand’s retirement sector, is the focus of a New Zealand first, joint initiative between Ryman Healthcare, The Heart Foundation ... More >>

Measles on weekend trip from Auckland to Palmerston North

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:58 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on weekend flights between Auckland and Palmerston North that they may have been exposed to measles. More >>

$1.7M Dunedin Hospital Catheter Suite Refurbishing

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:54 am | Southern District Health Board

A $1.7 million refurbishment has provided Dunedin Hospital’s Cardiology Catheter Suite with technology to enhance patient safety, and staff decision making. The project involved removing the highly-specialised X-ray equipment and replacing it with a ... More >>

Heart Foundation TV Ad Proves to be a life saver

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:53 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation says its heart attack awareness TV campaign is saving lives by prompting more Kiwis to get help faster when experiencing heart attack symptoms. Heart Foundation Medical Director Gerry Devlin says the campaign, which has been ... More >>

Measles case on flight to Palmerston North

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:28 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service is aware of a person who flew from Auckland to Palmerston North on Saturday 6 July, and returned to Auckland on Sunday 7 July who has since been confirmed as having measles. More >>

Preventing Suicide Using The Solution Focused Approach

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 3:56 pm | grow

Over 600 New Zealanders and 3,000 Australians take their lives every year, with countless more experiencing suicidal ideas or acting on these thoughts in the form of non-fatal suicide attempts. More >>

Be an Everyday Hero this Breathe Better September

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 10:28 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Breathe Better September campaign is open for signups now, with five-year-old Sapphire being the first to get involved. Breathe Better September is the annual campaign run by Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ to increase awareness for the ... More >>

Significant achievement with Cxbladder added to guidelines

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:21 pm | Pacific Edge

Cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge (NZX: PEB), advises that Cxbladder has been included in the latest version of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Bladder Cancer in the USA. More >>

Assessment of baby in Emergency Department

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:04 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Waikato DHB and a doctor who worked there in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to a baby’s ED presentations. More >>

Administration of flu vaccine

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:00 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the administration of the ... More >>

Local legends promote bowel health in Rugby Southland clubs

Friday, 12 July 2019, 10:59 am | Southern District Health Board

Southland Rugby is helping promote the importance of bowel health to its 32 clubs and 6000 members, by sharing a message from two of the region’s favourite rugby legends. Former All Black, Leicester Rutledge, and former Southland player, Lex Chisholm ... More >>

Confirmed case of measles in Taranaki

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:57 am | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit is urging people to check their immunisation status after being notified of a confirmed case of measles in Taranaki. More >>

Radio Hauraki gets behind men's mental health with No Talk

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:20 am | Radio Hauraki

Radio Hauraki gets behind men’s mental health with ‘No Talk Day’ We’re not talking, so you can In a unique collaboration with Triple M Australia who ran a similar initiative, Radio Hauraki will be observing a ‘No Talk Day’ on Friday 9 August, ... More >>

Public Safety Notice: Copycat Medical IDs pose serious risk

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:02 am | MedicAlert

MedicAlert® Foundation is becoming increasingly concerned about a number of copycat unsupported medical IDs being advertised as Medical Alert Medical IDs. Copycat medical IDs pose a serious risk to both patients and first responders in the event of a medical ... More >>

Measles case on Auckland to New Plymouth flight

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:01 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is aware of a person who flew from Auckland to New Plymouth last Sunday and has since been confirmed as having measles. More >>

New Waikato Health Centre Breaks New Grounds

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:21 am | Tu Tonu

A groundbreaking new holistic health care initiative in Hamilton is causing ripples nationwide and beyond, with its unique and innovative approach to setting new physical rehabilitation standards. Opening its doors for one-one-one services last week, Tū ... More >>

Late diagnosis results in blindness

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:14 am | Positive Women

An awareness campaign by Positive Women Inc. is being relaunched this July to promote HIV testing of women in New Zealand. Heather Sangster Smith is to be the face of the “Women Can Get HIV Too” Campaign. More >>

Māori working with and for Māori in health research

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 8:58 am | University of Auckland

Researchers at the University of Auckland have successfully led a trial that could improve participation rates in health research among Māori and other communities who could most benefit from it. More >>

MOH releases proposals for Medicinal Cannabis regulations

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 2:14 pm | Cannasouth

Cannasouth today welcomed the release of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) proposals for the medicinal cannabis regulations to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. More >>

Dr Lester Levy appointed in new role as strategic advisor

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 2:02 pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

Southern Cross Health Society has created a new role to help it meet the future needs of members, appointing health sector leader Dr Lester Levy into the position. More >>

NZ: the worst in the developed world for inactivity

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:23 am | Make Lemonade

New UK research has found that even people who have been quite inactive much of their life will benefit from exercise when they are middle age or older. A Cambridge University team of researchers examined the relationship between trends in physical activity ... More >>

Diabetes patients reaping the benefits from changes in care

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:48 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Patients are at less risk of potentially dangerous events and have an improved chance of better outcomes thanks to improvements in diabetes care. More >>

'The Check Up’ TV show falls short for smokers

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:42 am | Alt New Zealand

TVNZ’s new myth-busting television show, The Check Up, did well to dispel some myths around vaping. However, it unfortunately missed a golden opportunity to help more Kiwis quit smoking. More >>

Keeping Yourself Hydrated

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:41 am | REPS

It’s been said that you are what you eat, and there is no denying that the food we eat impacts our health throughout our lives. Part of our diet also includes what we consume in liquid form so it can also be said we are what we drink too. Not enough ... More >>

Measles case on Bali to Auckland flight

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:04 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealander travelling from Bali to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time. More >>

Volpara Signs Distribution Agreement

Monday, 8 July 2019, 6:37 pm | Volpara Health Technologies

Volpara Signs Distribution Agreement to Sell Screenpoint Medical’s Deep Learning Software for Computer-Aided Detection Wellington, NZ, 8th July 2019: Volpara Health Technologies Limited (Volpara; ASX: VHT), a medical technology company whose artificial ... More >>

Collaborative effort to after hours care in Kaitaia

Monday, 8 July 2019, 2:51 pm | Northland District Health Board

From 1 July Kaitaia Hospital Accident and Medical Department is providing the on-call overnight roster (10 pm until 8 am) to which general practice used to contribute. More >>

Workplace mental wellness boosted with GoodYarn

Monday, 8 July 2019, 11:23 am | GoodYarn

The urban version of the iconic GoodYarn rural mental wellness programme will be expanded into more of New Zealand’s workplaces with the announcement of two new strategic partners. More >>

Glaucoma Awareness Month important messages for Kiwis

Monday, 8 July 2019, 10:49 am | Glaucoma New Zealand

Over 50,000 New Zealanders, that’s more than the population of Nelson, could be heading for unnecessary loss of eye sight. More >>

The Salvation Army opens free medical clinic as winter hits

Monday, 8 July 2019, 8:29 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is running a temporary medical consultation service from one of its busiest centres this month to make healthcare more accessible to people living in poverty. More >>

Further measles case in Wellington & Auckland

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 5:00 pm | CCDHB

Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of a case of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. The infected person visited several public places, including taking a domestic flight ... More >>

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221,000 to NZ

Saturday, 6 July 2019, 11:43 am | University of Auckland

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221,000 to NZ hunt for new Parkinson’s drugs A $221,000 grant from The Michael J Fox Foundation will allow a team of researchers at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research to ramp up their hunt ... More >>

Vining petition a sad indictment on Health System

Friday, 5 July 2019, 6:56 pm | Evidence Based Eating NZ

New Zealanders have been saddened by the news that a young southland farmer will soon die from the effects of bowel cancer, leaving behind a wife and two teenage daughters. More >>

Hospital services experiencing high demand

Friday, 5 July 2019, 1:06 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Palmerston North Hospital has been experiencing increasing demand for its services recently, with close to 300 people presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) over Saturday and Sunday (June 29 and 30). More >>

Forums planned to hear from those affected by surgical mesh

Friday, 5 July 2019, 11:50 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health's Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield has welcomed the chance for New Zealand men and women harmed by surgical mesh to participate in restorative justice forums. More >>

It’s free and it could save your life

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 4:49 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The new free National Bowel Screening Programme is proving to be a life saver, and a Hastings resident says more people need to take advantage of it. More >>

Health Minister impressed by new MRI Unit

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 4:38 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Health Minister Dr David Clark was given a tour of MidCentral DHB’s new MRI suite during a visit to Palmerston North Hospital on Thursday morning. More >>

Reducing vulnerability in older people

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 11:46 am | Selwyn Foundation

Discover why resilience and vulnerability are increasingly part of the nursing agenda and how to help older people ‘bounce back’ from illness, injury and life’s setbacks at this year’s Selwyn Institute Gerontology Nursing Conference. More >>

New Research Set to Help Address High Rate of Diabetes in NZ

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 4:50 pm | Zoom Pharmacy

Two new studies have been launched to help address the high rates of diabetes in New Zealand. More >>

High blood pressure risk for women born early

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 10:57 am | University of Auckland

Born prematurely? Here’s another reason to look after your health: you may have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure. More >>

Cantabrians urged to look after themselves over flu season

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 9:57 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury is continuing to experience a significant wave of influenza, with 455 hospitalisations relating to complications from influenza already this year. More >>

Data shows increased syphilis and gonorrhoea in New Zealand

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 3:59 pm | ESR

Cases of syphilis in New Zealand continue to increase, with new ESR data showing 548 reported for the 12 months ended March 2019 and these cases concentrated among men aged 20 to 39. More >>

Royal College endorses cannabis masterclass

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 1:46 pm | Helius Therapeutics

A New Zealand masterclass in medicinal cannabis has been formally endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) – marking a significant first for the country. More >>

New Zealanders Set to Benefit from New Cataract Treatment

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 11:00 am | Johnson and Johnson

New Zealanders living with cataracts are set to benefit from the launch of a new treatment that will allow patients to experience high-quality vision at both intermediate and far distances. More >>

Network reduces claims costs for members

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 9:13 am | nib New Zealand

The First Choice network was created after nib identified significant variation in the cost of surgical procedures across the country. More >>

Solution Focused Severe Trauma And Stress Recovery Work

Monday, 1 July 2019, 6:46 pm | Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

Solution Focused Severe Trauma And Stress Recovery Work Presented by worldwide renowned psychotherapist, performance coach and author John Henden. More >>

NZMA Welcomes the Waitangi Tribunal’s Report

Monday, 1 July 2019, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the Waitangi Tribunal’s Report on stage one of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry. More >>

Rural proofing government’s mental health boost

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:44 am | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) congratulates Government on its commitment of $1.9 billion to mental health in its recent wellbeing budget. More >>

Historic Hauora Report on Māori Health “Bold & Courageous"

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:09 am | Te Kohao Health

Nine months after the first Waitangi Tribunal hearing at Tūrangawaewae Marae, the first ever report to come out of the Kaupapa Programme, the ‘Hauora’ Report on Stage One of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry 2019 has been released. More >>

Free sore throat swab service could boost throat medicines

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:04 am | Kiwiherb

Kiwiherb, one of New Zealand’s most respected and experienced providers of 100% natural healthcare products, is expecting a boost in sales of its natural throat soothing products following the launch of an in-pharmacy sore throat service. Pharmacy ... More >>

More Midwives Than Ever Before In New Zealand

Friday, 28 June 2019, 5:05 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

The number of midwives holding an Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) is at the highest level ever. At a time when parts of New Zealand and some DHB’s are struggling to recruit, numbers provided by the regulatory body, the Midwifery Council, show that ... More >>

Southern DHB maternity reviews detailed

Friday, 28 June 2019, 3:57 pm | Southern District Health Board

Midwifery and nursing expert Helen Pocknall and experienced rural midwife Sue Bree have been confirmed as key clinical leaders in the two independent reviews commissioned by Southern DHB as it continues to implement its primary maternity system of care. More >>



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