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Federation Establishment Board up and running

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 6:45 pm | Federation of Primary Health

The Establishment Board tasked with setting up the proposed Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand is now up and running under the chairmanship of Dame Annette King. More >>

Protect your whānau from flu this winter

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:32 pm | Tairawhiti District Health

Now is the time to think about the best way to protect your family/whānau from influenza or the ‘flu’ this winter. More >>

Rural Health Alliance deserves funds injection - Feds

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:45 pm | Federated Farmers

The Government should not switch off life support for what has been an effective voice for the health of rural New Zealanders, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

PSA welcomes Court decision in SCDHB anaesthetic techs case

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:29 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is welcoming the Court of Appeal’s decision confirming anaesthetic technicians in Timaru are entitled to be paid for the time they spend on call. The Court of Appeal has declined to allow the appeal by South Canterbury District Health Board against ... More >>

'Sailor the Puffer Fish' South Island Tour

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:05 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

'Sailor the Puffer Fish' South Island Tour kicks off this week - educating over 13,000 New Zealand school children about asthma. More >>

Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 10:42 am | University of Auckland

Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year, a University of Auckland study has found. The research, a collaboration between University researchers and the Heart Research ... More >>

Professor's pioneering lung work honoured

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:28 am | University of Auckland

Professor Merryn Tawhai, Deputy Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been honoured with one of the highest international accolades in her field. More >>

Cure Kids’ 10 million dollar commitment to child health

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:26 am | Cure Kids

Cure Kids, New Zealand’s leading non-government funder of child health research, has reached its biggest funding milestone, currently supporting more than $10 million of child health research, it was announced today. More >>

Bay of Plenty seaweed could boost athletes

Monday, 9 April 2018, 1:23 pm | Joint Press Release

Athletes could soon be turning to Bay of Plenty seaweed to give them a protein boost, thanks to the revolutionary work being carried out in Tauranga. More >>

Stop smoking services called upon to support vaping

Monday, 9 April 2018, 9:59 am | Massey University

Government funded stop smoking services will keep losing customers if they refuse to help people who want to try vaping, new research has found. The services are in a bind however because the legality of selling nicotine vaping products in New Zealand ... More >>

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits

Monday, 9 April 2018, 9:18 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting ... More >>

Waikato GP named 2018 Peter Snow Memorial Award recipient

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 7:59 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Long-serving Te Kuiti GP Dr Keith Buswell is the recipient of the 2018 Peter Snow Memorial Award. The accolade was announced at a ceremony at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Auckland on April 7. Dr Buswell ... More >>

Three cases of measles confirmed in South Island

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 5:21 pm | Canterbury DHB

Three cases of measles confirmed in South Island Three cases of measles have been confirmed in the last four days in the South Island. This is a notifiable disease and the cases have been reported in Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch. At this ... More >>

NZRGPN eyes stronger rural nurse representation

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:05 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Fourteen rural nurses and nurse academics from around New Zealand gathered in Wellington recently to discuss ways to better support and represent nurses in the rural sector. More >>

Public Lecture: 50 Years of Training the Health Workforce

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 6:38 pm | Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Free Public Lecture: 50 Years of Training the Health Workforce in Auckland The Auckland Medical Research Foundation is delighted to partner with The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS) to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary ... More >>

Health workforce matters too

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 3:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Health Minister’s annual ‘letter of expectations’ to the country’s district health boards needs to spell out the importance of fixing longstanding workforce shortages as well as the run-down state of our public hospitals,” says Ian Powell, ... More >>

Southern DHB prepares to launch National Bowel Screening

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:35 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB prepares to launch National Bowel Screening Programme The countdown to the Southern launch of the National Bowel Screening Programme is well and truly underway. More >>

Keep your family healthy this winter

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:23 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Keep your family healthy this winter with a warm and dry home As the weather gets colder help keep your family healthy with a warm and dry home. Homes that are warm, dry, uncrowded and smokefree can help protect you and your family from illnesses ... More >>

The Latest Trends in Health and Exercise

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:42 pm | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

FROM: The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) It’s great that exercise and the exercise industry has the ability to change in response to the latest science and innovation. This means New Zealanders can access the latest research ... More >>

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:46 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them. More >>

Australian Mesh Recommendations Mostly Welcomed

Friday, 30 March 2018, 1:04 pm | UroGynaecological Society of Australasia

Yesterday’s findings from the 7-month-long Australian Senate Committee Inquiry into transvaginal mesh have been met with widespread support from New Zealand UroGynaecologists …despite concern over one recommendation which would, if adopted here, significantly ... More >>

War on tooth decay in the Bay

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:55 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Free dental care was provided in the Eastern Bay township of Taneatua recently in a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) exercise with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) and Tuhoe iwi. More >>

Award winning artist gifts painting to hospital

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 7:31 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Award winning artist gifts painting to hospital after heart attack When Tauranga artist Graham Baker started feeling tired and taking regular afternoon naps, he thought it was just a part of getting older. Then pains in his chest that felt like a bad ... More >>

Maxwell Health Urges 2018 Flu Vaccine Uptake

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 6:24 pm | Maxwell Health

Maxwell Health, one of the country’s leading workplace vaccination providers, is urging companies to take advantage of its earlier access to the publicly funded influenza vaccine in New Zealand for the 2018 winter flu season. More >>

New President and National Executive: senior doctors’ union

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 3:39 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says a new National Executive takes office for a three-year term from 1 April. More >>

Middlemore underfunded for infrastructure costs

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 2:38 pm | NZNO

NZNO remains concerned about the air quality at the mouldy buildings in Counties Manukau DHB (CMDHB) and has requested all data from the air monitoring currently being carried out. More >>

Celebration for Bay Man Who Supported Many without a Voice

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:44 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A special birthday celebration was held at Tauranga Hospital recently marking the 90th birthday of local man Brian Albrecht and honouring his many years as a volunteer supporting people who’ve lost their voice. More >>

More commitment needed to achieve Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:41 am | University of Otago

There needs to be more commitment by local government to help achieve central government’s Smokefree 2025 goal, new University of Otago research shows. More >>

New Antibiotic Might Help Fight Against Superbug

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:40 am | Science Media Centre

A new family of antibiotics could help knock down drug-resistant bacteria, according to a study done in mice. More >>

Yoghurt May Reduce Eczema and Allergy in Infancy

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:20 am | Otago University

Yoghurt given to infants in the first year of life may protect them from developing eczema and allergy, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, and the University of Auckland have found. More >>

ALRANZ Thanks Abortion Providers During 40 Days Protests

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:18 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ has sent flowers or treats to all abortion services in New Zealand, to thank them for the fine work they do all year. More >>

Health scare prompts important conversations

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 3:50 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Health scare prompts important conversations Allan is an average kind of bloke – loves cars, being at the beach and fishing most of all. In November he did something a lot of men his age do. He had a heart attack. There was no dramatic clutching of ... More >>

Revealing findings in Primary Healthcare research

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 3:15 pm | Alliance Health Plus

With bated breath, Pauline Fuimaono Sanders-Telfer (Nurse Leader for Alliance Health Plus) waited for her hugely important thesis result to come out. She had passed. Pauline has received her Master’s degree in Professional Practice (Leadership) ... More >>

Local health research could change international guidelines

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:57 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Years of research by Wellington doctors and nurses may see a change in how hypoglycaemia – where blood glucose becomes too low – is treated around the world. More >>

North Island Regions Show Higher Rates of Drug Dependency

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:07 am | Massey University

Higher levels of methamphetamine and cannabis dependency, and need for help for substance abuse, were found in northern, central and eastern regions in the North Island. More >>

25 Years of Progress on Youth Smoking

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:06 am | Action On Smoking And Health

ASH Patron Rt Hon Helen Clark Leads a Celebration of 25 Years of Progress on Youth Smoking More >>

Using VR & Neuroeconomics to Find Out What Makes Us Tick

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:01 am | Health Research Council

Entering a multi-sensory virtual reality environment that measures reactions such as heart rate and sweat, might be the key to developing more effective preventive healthcare measures for New Zealanders. More >>

CanSurvive Wellington - Golden Girls on The Way to Italy

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:36 am | Can Survive

The Wellington dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors, CanSurvive, added to three gold medal winning performances at the North Island Regional Dragon Boat Regatta in Auckland last weekend, to clinch the coverted 500 metre Gold Medal Breast Cancer ... More >>

Amy Jolly, Aquapumping Her Way to Health

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:17 am | Sport Hawke's Bay

Fifteen kilograms and a negative mindset. That’s what Hastings’ Amy Jolly has lost over the last 12 months all thanks to a little push in the right direction. More >>

More Support Needed to Reach Those in Need – Heart Kids NZ

Monday, 26 March 2018, 3:30 pm | Heart Kids

Heart Kids NZ says today’s findings from the Liggin’s Institute makes for disturbing but unsurprising reading. More >>

Ladies Luncheon to support inclusion

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:39 pm | Dementia Auckland

Lifting the stigma around dementia will be one of the main focuses of Dementia Auckland’s inaugural Luxury Ladies Luncheon on April 12th 2018 in Mission Bay. More >>

Group closes on remarkable weight-loss mark

Monday, 26 March 2018, 11:59 am | Buttabean Motivation

Members of a South and West-Auckland-based motivational group for people battling obesity founded by Joseph Parker's former warm-up fighter David Letele are closing in on a combined weight loss of an incredible 100 tonnes – or 100,000 kilograms ... More >>

Fewer Pacific And Māori Babies Survive with Heart Condition

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:26 am | Auckland University

New research shows the survival rates of babies with a rare but potentially fatal heart defect is lower for Pacific and Māori compared to European babies. Researchers say it is another example of inequity in health outcomes that raises the question ... More >>

Tobacco Industry Turf War Misses the Point

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:23 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Last week it was revealed that Philip Morris (New Zealand) has taken British American Tobacco (New Zealand) to court. The two tobacco giants are squabbling over alleged anti-competitive behaviour by British American Tobacco in the New Zealand market. ... More >>

How committed are food companies to health?

Monday, 26 March 2018, 8:52 am | University of Auckland

A new study ranking the nutrition commitments of 25 of New Zealand’s largest food companies has found large variations with some companies leading the way, but many are not doing nearly enough to reduce the biggest cause of ill health in New Zealand, ... More >>

Rare disease group calls on Govt to honour election pledge

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Pompe Network

The New Zealand Pompe Network has called on the new Government to honour its election pledge to establish a separate fund for rare diseases like Pompe Disease. More >>

Choices in First 1,000 Days May Safeguard Health

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 1:13 pm | Early Life Nutrition Coalition

Choices in First 1,000 Days Following Conception May Safeguard Health of Future Generations New Zealand has a unique opportunity to safeguard the health of its future generations according to the founders of the Early Life Nutrition Coalition, speaking ... More >>

Mike King named NZ Communicator of the Year

Friday, 23 March 2018, 3:26 pm | BlacklandPR

Mental health awareness campaigner and New Zealand of the Year finalist Mike King has been named winner of the 2017 Communicator of the Year Award for his ability to communicate directly and openly about mental health. More >>

Raising Kiwi chances of success at the Commonwealth Games

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:30 pm | Massey University

Sodium bicarbonate, more commonly known as baking soda, is one of the most commonly used performance-enhancing substances by athletes. It is used by those performing repeated high-intensity/ maximal efforts lasting less than one minute (e.g. sprinting ... More >>

Improving Cardiovascular Health a Foot at a Time

Friday, 23 March 2018, 11:12 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new initiative to improve the cardiovascular health of clients at Te Korowai-Whāriki – the regional forensic and rehabilitation inpatient mental health service – has been given a kick-start with the donation of 23 pairs of new running shoes. More >>

Childhood Predictors of Becoming Overweight or Obese

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:42 am | Otago University

Childhood predictors of becoming overweight or obese as adults in New Zealand include being male, born into a single-parent family, having parents with larger body size and limited or no breastfeeding, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

NZ part of global exercise explosion

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:41 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand is about to see an explosion in the number of people taking up yoga, 24/7 gyms, boutique studios, boot camps and mobile trainers, a leading exercise expert says. More >>

Opposition to Fifth Bottle Store in Takanini Wins

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:37 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is pleased with a community win from its opposition to a new off-licence application in South Auckland. More >>

More Sustainable Transport for Better Health in NZ Cities

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:33 am | Otago University

Can your local council stop you getting heart disease or cancer? Yes, say researchers in a new study led by the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Nurses advancing the health of the nation

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 4:04 pm | NZNO

Me haeretahi tātou mō te hauora me te orange o ngā iwi katoa o Aotearoa: Let us journey together for the health and well-being of the people of Aotearoa. More >>

Win prizes at Pasifika with Hearing Therapy

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:57 pm | Life Unlimited

The Hearing Therapy team will tempt festival goers with some exciting giveaways at Pasifika Festival this weekend. More >>

Home environment influences rangatahi smoking initiation

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:07 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A recent study has found that exposure to smoking in the home has become more strongly associated with when adolescents start smoking. The study, which was undertaken by Jude Ball and colleagues at Otago University, investigated the influence of peer ... More >>

Erosion of NZ rural services must stop

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:27 pm | Make Lemonade

The endless gnawing away at services for rural communities has gone too far, a national rural leader says. More >>

Waikato DHB Responds to SSC Report

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 10:19 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB has welcomed the State Services Commission report into unauthorised and unjustified spending by its former chief executive Dr Nigel Murray. You can read the report here More >>

Promoting smokefree homes may help reduce teen smoking

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:51 am | University of Otago

New Zealand children and teens growing up in smokefree homes are less likely to take up smoking, even if their parents are smokers, a University of Otago, Wellington, study has found. More >>



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