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Symptoms of Heavy Digital Device Use on the Rise among Gen X

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:40 am | Essilor Vision Foundation

Lack of awareness and vanity are the two main reasons Kiwis don't seek treatment for an age-related vision condition, with Generation X being the worst offenders according to experts. More >>

Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors recipients of Award

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:25 am | NZMA

Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors recipients of the 2018 New Zealand Medical Association’s Robinson Award More >>

New Zealand rated globally for children’s activity levels

Friday, 30 November 2018, 7:06 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand children and young people between the ages of five and 18 have low levels of physical activity and high levels of screen time, compared with their peers in 49 countries worldwide. More >>

Midwives Right to Strike Being Strangled

Friday, 30 November 2018, 7:01 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

Statement from the NZ College of Midwives. To be attributed to Chief Executive, Karen Guilliland. More >>

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Midwives on Strike

Friday, 30 November 2018, 4:58 pm | Anna Fielder

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Midwives on Strike Need Our Support You may have heard that midwives in the MERAS union are taking strike action at the moment. Since 22 November they have been stopping work for two hours, twice a day, and for ... More >>

Turning the corner on HIV

Friday, 30 November 2018, 3:11 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a disease that compromises your immune system. If left untreated, it can progress to a more serious stage when it is considered as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The biggest issue faced by New Zealanders ... More >>

2018 Health Innovation Awards

Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:12 pm | Nelson Marlborough Health

A project that helps Columbian refugees to settle into Nelson and cope with the change is the overall winner in the 2018 Health Innovation Awards (HIA). More >>

Second measles case identified in South Island

Friday, 30 November 2018, 1:14 pm | Southern District Health Board

Public health officials believe a second case of measles confirmed yesterday in Marlborough is linked to the case reported last week in Milford Sound. More >>

Honorary doctorate a double celebration for Sir Mason

Friday, 30 November 2018, 11:04 am | Massey University

On the brink of his 80th birthday and after an honours-studded career, Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie will receive a further accolade when he is bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Massey University. More >>

Countdown Kicks off Children’s Hospital Appeal

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5:30 pm | Wellington Hospitals Foundation

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal donates $80,000.00 to NEW Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund More >>

Palmerston North Hospital celebrates 125 years

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:06 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Palmerston North Hospital celebrates 125 years The Palmerston North Hospital has proudly marked 125 years of providing healthcare to the community. More >>

Government Appoints DHB & MoH Group to Advise What to Do

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:57 pm | Dave Macpherson

Government Appoints DHB & MoH Group to Advise What to Do About the Mental Health Inquiry Recommendations.... More >>

Presidential Address - ASMS Annual Conference 2018

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:44 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Presidential Address - ASMS Annual Conference 2018 Professor Murray Barclay Recently I was on-call in our hospital over the weekend. It was a relatively typical weekend but highlighted to me a number of challenges faced by hospital specialists in New ... More >>

HiNZ presentations cover interesting array of topics

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:22 pm |

Digital transformation Healthcare Holdings head of digital health Lloyd McCann told HiNZ 2018 attendees that the single biggest driver for change in the health systems is patients, who are becoming more powerful because of their access to information ... More >>

Wellbeing promotion benefiting mental health service users

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 11:53 am | All Right

The All Right? campaign’s wellbeing messages are benefiting those requiring specialist mental health support, a new evaluation has found. More >>

Pressure on female doctors highlighted in new research

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 7:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Research carried out by the union for senior doctors and dentists has revealed a need for both attitudinal and structural change to encourage more women to participate in the specialist workforce. More >>

Time to get on with the Mental Health Inquiry report

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 2:39 pm | Public Service Association

Mental health and addiction workers represented by the PSA are eager to engage with the Government on the much anticipated report from the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction received today by Health Minister David Clark. More >>

Hula Hooping Your Way to Good Health

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

With 199 people hula hooping their hearts out last month, Christchurch reclaimed New Zealand's hula hoop record at a fundraising event for the NZ Heart Foundation. The organiser of this record breaking event was Bernadette Smith from In2Hula, who ... More >>

Canterbury Wellbeing Indicators Continue Upward Trend

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:40 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Quality of life continues to improve for greater Christchurch residents, according to the latest wellbeing indicators. More >>

New HIV stigma stats cause for immediate action

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:43 am | AIDS Foundation

A 2018 survey shows there are still a lot of misconceptions around HIV that are contributing harmful stigma for people living with HIV (PLHIV). More >>

Significant growth in Maori exercise leaders

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:39 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand is seeing a significant growth in Maori fitness and personal training leaders, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The personal trainer of the year winner at the recent ExerciseNZ annual awards, Ngarama Milner-Olsen, is ... More >>

Geneva Healthcare Endorses Targeted Vaccination Programme

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:34 am | Geneva Healthcare

The government recently announced a targeted meningococcal vaccination programme which will be rolled out in Northland in the hope of stopping the sudden outbreak of meningococcal disease. More >>

Looking for ways to measure tumour aggression

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 1:32 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Researchers at University Putra Malaysia found a relationship between some markers of inflammation in the body and the aggressiveness of certain malignant tumours. More >>

Privileged Statement: Renewed Warning of Liver Harm

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 1:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director General of Health is renewing a public warning following more reports of serious liver harm from taking Arthrem and other products containing Artemisia annua extract. More >>

Appointment of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:31 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Martin Chadwick to the new role of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer. More >>

Consumers assured NZ medical devices meet safety standards

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:00 am | Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Consumers may be assured that medical devices used in New Zealand meet the highest quality standards both in New Zealand and internationally, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand , the only national industry body representing medical ... More >>

NZ has highest mortality rate from motor neuron disease

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:04 am | Auckland University of Technology

New data on neurological disorders from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study shows that New Zealand now has the world’s highest rate of mortality from motor neuron disease, at 2.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants – just ahead of Australia ... More >>

Community Vaccination Programme Announced

Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:47 pm | Northland District Health Board

Today the Prime Minister and Minister of Health announced a community meningococcal W vaccination programme to combat the community outbreak in Northland. More >>

Thousands of Kiwi kids with diabetes missing out

Monday, 26 November 2018, 2:31 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand is calling on the government to fund continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with type 1 diabetes. More >>

Mental health app wins Sysmex Award

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:51 am | Sysmex

Sabrina Tkatch, a third year Bachelor of Health Sciences degree student, has won the 2018 Sysmex Award for Health Informatics for her business case outlining a feasible, proactive approach to the care and management of mental health for New Zealand youth. ... More >>

Digital health awards presented at HiNZ 2018

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:13 am |

Four prestigious digital health awards were presented to excited winners at the HiNZ 2018 Conference in Wellington on 21 November. More >>

Inflammation and depression in Pacific youth

Monday, 26 November 2018, 10:58 am | AUT University

Auckland University of Technology has won a Marsden Grant of $827K to investigate the relationship between inflammation in the body and depression. More >>

New Ambassador for Māia Health Foundation – Tom Latham

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:26 am | Maia Health Foundation

Māia Health Foundation is thrilled to announce New Zealand cricketer and local hero Tom Latham as an Ambassador for Māia. More >>

Smoking threatens our culture

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:01 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Hapai Te Hauora (Māori Public Health Services, Auckland) recently initiated a hui at Te Wakahuia Manawatu Trust in Highbury to gather information to support a proposed approach to government on reducing the availability of tobacco in community dairies. ... More >>

Otago invention helps manage Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:12 am | University of Otago

As increasing numbers of New Zealanders are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), University of Otago researchers have developed a smartphone application (app) proven to be as effective as clinical care in helping patients manage their ... More >>

Geneva Healthcare defends Clients’ rights to choose

Friday, 23 November 2018, 9:43 am | Geneva Health

Geneva Healthcare has recently faced criticism from some support workers who are part of the union opposing the company’s new online homecare service, My Homecare, giving Geneva’s clients the right to choose who cares for them. More >>

Build on wāhine resilience and watch the statistics change

Friday, 23 November 2018, 9:27 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A new Ministry of Health report was released today which identified insights generated from initiatives which empowered young Maori women to become smoke free, including building trusting relationships, dismantling complex life contexts and building financial ... More >>

Build on wāhine resilience and watch the statistics change

Friday, 23 November 2018, 9:01 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A new Ministry of Health report was released today which identified insights generated from initiatives which empowered young Maori women to become smoke free, including building trusting relationships, dismantling complex life contexts and building financial ... More >>

Challenges boost health research funding, but not enough

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 7:29 pm | New Zealanders for Health Research

Health research advocate, New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR), welcomes the government’s decision to continue funding the National Science Challenges but says that funding for health research still falls well short of what New Zealanders need ... More >>

Caesarean Section and Health of Baby

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 7:00 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

The following can be attributed to Dr Lesley Dixon, Midwifery Adviser, NZ College of Midwives: More >>

Wahakura Project Empowers Māori Whānau

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:45 pm | Plunket

The first participants in a programme helping to educate and support Māori whānau to provide safe sleeping spaces for their new babies will celebrate their success on Sunday . More >>

Elective c-section linked to overweight risk

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:23 pm | University of Auckland

A new study has found that babies born by elective - but not emergency - caesarean were more likely to be overweight at 12 months age. More >>

New technology improving sight for sore eyes

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:40 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new state-of-the-art theatre microscope is making eye surgery less invasive, more comfortable, and much safer for patients at Wellington Regional Hospital. More >>

Vensa Health boosts team to support digital health vision

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:48 am | Vensa Health

AUCKLAND, NZ., 22 November, 2018 – Vensa Health , a leading New Zealand digital health company, has boosted its team to support its digital health vision to make primary healthcare more accessible, affordable and convenient via its platform ... More >>

NZ infant formula Code of Practice changed

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:25 am | Infant Nutrition Council

The Infant Nutrition Council’s Code of Practice for the Marketing of Infant Formula in New Zealand has been amended to take account of the Commerce Commission’s decision to extend the restriction on marketing to children up to 12 months of age. More >>

True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ underestimated

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:50 am | University of Otago

The true burden of rheumatic fever in New Zealand may be underestimated because serology cut-off guidelines are too high resulting in undercounting about 16 cases annually, new collaborative research has found. More >>

Geneva Healthcare defends Clients’ rights to choose Carers

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:09 am | Geneva Healthcare

Geneva Healthcare has recently faced criticism from some Support Workers who are part of the Union who are opposing the company’s new online homecare service, My Homecare, which gives Geneva’s Clients the right to choose who cares for them. More >>

Fiso Group Ltd Preferred Bidder for Pacific Health Services

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 7:07 pm | Pacific Health Service

The Fiso Group Limited has been selected as the preferred bidder to take over the business operation and acquire the assets of the Pacific Health Services Porirua Inc. More >>

Whangarei couple get to the root of dental problem

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:17 am | Kowhai Dental

Whangarei couple Jeff and Jana Joy are fighting back against New Zealand’s appalling dental health, one mouth at a time. More >>

Nutrition concern for older adults at home

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:55 am | Massey University

Researchers are calling for screening of vulnerable older adults at risk of poor nutrition and diminished physical performance, in an effort to identify those in need of dietary intervention. More >>

Midwives Join Call For Better Postnatal Resourcing

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 7:15 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

Midwives agree that access to high quality care for 48 hours after birth is vital to the wellbeing of mothers and babies and should be an urgent priority for the health service. More >>

Advanced Paramedicine receives funding boost

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:04 pm | Paramedic Education and Research Charitable Trust

New Zealand Paramedic Education and Research Charitable Trust has provided paramedicine with an extra boost, following the announcement of this year’s recipients of the Tait Communications Paramedicine Scholarships 2018. More >>

Kiwi Ingenuity Bolsters Health Education Toolbox

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:49 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

What do you get when you combine a cheap Android tablet, some skilled wood carving, grey paint, an old bedside hospital locker, and a good dose of clever software engineering? More >>

Our research is saving lives, tomorrow we might save yours

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:24 pm | Neurological Foundation

Over 9000 New Zealander’s suffer from strokes every year. Using the Endovascular Clot Retrieval method, many of these people could return home unharmed provided they reach medical attention quickly. More >>

Changing the world, from New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:11 pm | Hep C Action Aotearoa

Hep C Action Aotearoa is a small group with big ideas. Responding to the crippling stigma that surrounds the now curable infectious disease, they are calling for a 180 degree change in attitudes More >>

It’s time to get beardly serious about bowel cancer

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:07 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Every day, on average 8 New Zealanders are diagnosed and 3 will die from bowel cancer. During December alone 250 of us will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 100 will die from this disease, now that is something to get serious about. More >>

HRC fellowship recognises potential in CAR T-Cell therapy

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:01 am | Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute’s ground-breaking CAR T-cell therapy programme has received a significant boost from the Health Research Council (HRC) as part of its 2019 Career Development Awards. More >>

Mothers Matter Puts a Spotlight on Postnatal Care

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:52 am | Mothers Matter

Mothers Matter, a new campaign launched today, aims to empower all women and their families to make an informed choice about their postnatal care. More >>

Māori Scholarship could revive rare fertility treatment

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:46 am | Health Research Council

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher hopes to improve the success of a fertility treatment that’s rarely used in New Zealand but may potentially provide a safer alternative to current artificial reproductive technologies (ART). Matire ... More >>

Simple cancer tests potential lifeline for Pacific patients

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:44 am | Health Research Council

A simpler means of cancer diagnosis and monitoring, using small fragments of tumour DNA circulating in the bloodstream, could be a lifeline for Pacific patients in particular. Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu, Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington, ... More >>



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